The Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick were primarily designed to stream media over the internet, but they can also be used to play local video files. Many users access their local video files over their home network, but if setting up a shared network folder seems too daunting of a task, it’s probably easier to just play video files off of a microSD or USB drive connected directly to your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Here is a breakdown of everything you need to know to play video files from an attached external microSD card or USB drive. Read more ›
Believe it or not, the setup you see in the above picture works. The Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 supports OTG USB cables out of the box without needing to root the device or change any configuration settings. What’s even more astonishing is that USB keyboards, USB mice, USB hubs, USB ethernet adapters, and even USB external storage all work perfectly with no extra effort or configuration whatsoever. Read more ›
If you picked up a discounted Amazon Fire TV today, or a Fire Tablet, or any other device with a microSD card slot that was on sale today, you may want to pick up a microSD card while they’re on sale, to supplement your device’s internals storage. The new PNY Elite microSD cards are on sale today for Prime Day. The 128GB card is $27.99, which is down from $34.99, and the 64GB card is $13.99, which is down from $17.99. If you prefer your external storage in a USB form factor, the PNY Elite USB flash drives are also on sale. The 256GB drive is $52.99, which is down from $69.99, the 128GB drive is $26.99, which is down from $34.99, and the 64GB drive is $13.99, which is down from $19.99. Just remember that, with the Fire TV 2, you can only move apps onto a microSD card. The Fire TV 1 is the one that can store apps on USB drives, but both devices can read media and files off of a USB drive. Note that, like with the Logitech K400 Plus Keyboard deal, the discounted Prime Day price will not appear until you begin the checkout process.
The Sony 32GB microSD card is currently on sale for $7.49 on Amazon with free shipping. This is the lowest price I’ve ever seen for a 32GB microSD card. The card is a class 10 card with up to 70 MB/s read speeds which makes it perfect for use as external storage in a 2nd-gen Fire TV.
Amazon currently has SanDisk external memory on sale for up to 70% off. If you’re looking to expand your Fire TVs internal storage, now is a good time. Class 10 microSD cards are currently $9.99 for 32GB, $17.99 for 64GB, $34.99 for 128GB, and $59.99 for 200GB. For those who want USB drives, the SanDisk USB 2.0 drives are $9.99 for 32GB, $12.79 for 64GB, and $21.99 for 128GB. The higher speed and physically smaller USB 3.0 drives are $11.99 for 32GB, $13.99 for 64GB, and $24.99 for 128GB. The sale and these prices are only good for today only.
Amazon’s current Deal of the Day is up to 70% off PNY USB flash drives and microSD cards that are perfect for use as external storage for the 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV. For today only you can buy PNY USB drives at $7.99 for 32GB, $11.99 for 64GB, and $34.99 for 128GB. For 2nd-gen Fire TV owners, you can buy PNY microSD cards at $9.99 for 32GB, $18.98 for 64GB, and $29.99 for 128GB. The best savings is with the 128GB microSD card which is at the lowest price it’s ever been and a full $10 less than the last sale price I mentioned. The second best deal is the 64GB USB drive which is also at an all time low and $4 less than the last sale price I mentioned. Remember, while the 2nd-gen Fire TV can use both USB drives and microSD cards, you can only move apps onto microSD cards with the 2nd-gen Fire TV. Media can be played off of either USB drives or microSD cards.
Amazon has just dropped the PNY 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive down to $19.99 for their Black Friday event. It was already dropped to $24.99 yesterday, which was a good price, but now it’s lower than it has ever been. This is a great drive to use to expand the measly 8GB internal storage of the 1st-gen Fire TV, which allows you to install apps on USB drives. Note that, while this drive will work to access media files from on the 2nd-gen Fire TV, you cannot install apps onto USB drives on that device. The 2nd-gen Fire TV can only install apps onto microSD cards.
Amazon is having a Deal of the Day on PNY USB flash drives and microSD cards that are perfect for use as external storage for the 1st and 2nd-gen Fire TV. For 1st-gen Fire TV owners, today only you can buy PNY USB drives at $8.79 for 32GB, $15.99 for 64GB, and $27.99 for 128GB. For 2nd-gen Fire TV owners, you can buy PNY microSD cards at $9.99 for 32GB, $18.99 for 64GB, and $39.99 for 128GB. Most of these prices are all time lows, so get them while you can. These sale prices end tonight at midnight Pacific time. Remember, While the 2nd-gen Fire TV can use both USB drives and microSD, you can only move apps onto microSD cards with the 2nd-gen Fire TV.