Article ID : 00198184 / Last Modified : 01/23/2024Print

Can I use an external USB hard drive with my BRAVIA TV?

    You can use an external USB hard disk drive (HDD) for file playback or app storage if it meets the specifications for use on your BRAVIA™ television. Check your TV operation manual, as compatibility with all HDD devices is not guaranteed. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

    Before you start

    Maximum HDD size for playback and App storage

    Check the maximum HDD size and storage capacity for the supported file system.

    File systemMaximum HDD size for playback (videos, photos, and music)Maximum HDD capacity for App storage
    exFAT and NTFS16TB256GB


    • The FAT32 file system's file size for each saved app is limited to 4GB.
    • To use an HDD for storage (apps only), it must be formatted on the TV before use. It will then work exclusively on the TV for app storage.
      • It will not work with a computer, etc., after formatting on the TV.
    • TVs with the Android 6.0 OS must use an HDD of 256GB or smaller.
    • TVs with Android 7.0 OS or later can use an HDD that is 256 GB or larger, but the usable capacity is restricted to 256 GB.

    USB port type and maximum power output

    Note: There are no conditions for Revolutions per minute (RPM) and Read/Write speed.

    USB port typeMax. power outputPort labelPort image
    USB 3.1 Gen 1900 mAUSB 3.1 port labelUSB 3.1 port
    USB 2.0500 mAUSB 2.0 port labelUSB 2.0 port

    For A95L series

    For X74H_X75H, W8, and X77L series

    For other non-Android TV models