Roku provides facility to use external USB drives in some Roku streaming player models. Moreover, you can use this external USB drive to store media files such as music, images and music. Furthermore, you can use USB drive in your Roku TV to enjoy the pause live television. Sometimes, users face problems while using the USB drive with their Roku streaming devices.
Roku device is unable to accept the USB drive file system format
USB drives are available in the different file format. Moreover, Roku devices support some specific file format including FAT32, FAT16, EXT2, NTFS, HFS+ and EXT3 file system. In addition, some USB drives have exFAT file system therefore these drives are unable to connect with your Roku streaming device. If you are using the USB drive without the complete information, you might face some problems. Therefore, you need to verify the file format of your USB drive. We have some to steps to check the information manually.
- First of all, you need to insert the USB drive into your computer system through the USB port
- Once you see the drive appearance on your desktop, click on the right buttons on your mouse
- Afterward, you need to select the “Properties” option on your system
- If you have a Mac PC, select “Get info”
- Besides this, if you are using the USB drive for the live TV pause on your Roku TV then file format doesn’t matter
USB drive may not have the sufficient power
There are many USB drives available such as large external drives and small thumb drives. Moreover, this necessary to remember that the different drives have the external power adapter. Make sure, the power adapter should connect to the power outlet. Sometimes, Roku streaming device unable to detect the USB drive due to the insufficient power.
How to solve these issues
- If you have the external power adapter with your USB drive, you can connect it to the power outlet
- Otherwise, you need to use the powered USB hub
If problem still continues contact Roku com link support Team .