Hard drive


  have a 2tb book essential drive and i can use it to load photo’s,music;etc on the computer but when i want to play it back through my tv  via the usb port  it will not recognize it. have used it with a memory stick and it works fine,why not  the hard drive.


I don’t know.   Maybe your Owner’s Manual will tell you what sizes and formats are supported?

Most likely your TV isn’t compatible with the drive, or the drive is not formatted in a way the TV accepts (try formatting it in FAT32 to see if that helps). Your best bet is to use a WD external player like the WD TV Live Hub since you know it will work with your external.