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What types of USB hard disk drives are compatible with Android TV?

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The following USB HDDs can be used with an Android TV.

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✓ : Compatible
- : Not Compatible

TV modelsPlaying Recording* ManufacturerModelType Name 

Sony's Android TV models released in 2017

SONYHD-SG5 
SONYHD-S1A 
SONYHD-T3 
SONYHD-U3 
SONYHD-E1 
SONYHD-E2 
SONYHD-D2B 
SONYHD-D3B 
SONYHD-V2 
SONYHD-V3 
SONYHD-U2 
SONYHD-T2 

Android TV models
 released in 2016

SONYHD-U3 
SONYHD-Q3 
SONYHD-E2 
BuffaloHD-LLU3HD-LL4.0U3
BuffaloHD-AVSU3HD-AVS2.0U3/V
BuffaloHD-PLFU3HD-PLF2.0U3
BuffaloHD-AVQ3HD-AVQ3.0U2/V
BuffaloHD-PNFU3-CHD-PNF3.0U3-GBC
I-O DataAVHD-AUSQAVHD-AUSQ3.0
I-O DataHDEL-UTBHDEL-UT2BRB
I-O DataAVHD-PUTSQAVHD-P2UTSQ
I-O DataHDCL-UT(UTB)HDCL-UT4.0
I-O DataAVHD-AUTAVHD-AUT2.0
I-O DataHDPC-UTCHDPC-UT2.0KC
Android TV models
 released in 2015
-SONYHD-EG5 
-SONYHD-E1 
-SONYHD-SG5** 
SONYHD-EG5U*** 


* Recording function is only available for certain models and only applicable to Android TV sold in Australia and New Zealand.
** This model is sold in limited countries/regions only.
*** To record to an external HDD device, the device should be connected to the USB port for recording via a USB cable. The USB cable supplied with the HD-EG5U may be too short to connect the device to the USB port for recording. Use a USB cable that is at least 80 cm long.

 

 

If an HDD that Sony does not support formally meets the following conditions, there is a possibility that it can be used. However, Sony does not guarantee the operation as a manufacturer. Use at your own risk.

 

 


NOTE: For the details of USB connections, please refer to the following FAQ.
Information regarding USB connections on Android TV