You can view your media on your TV using a Google Chromecast or Airplay (on Apple TVs), and you can learn more about it here.
Downloading Media & Formatting USB Drive
If you are interested in backing up your media in a USB drive and also use it to view your media on your TV, follow the instructions below:
- Download the videos to your computer
- Get a USB drive that has enough space to store your media
- If none of your videos exceed 4GB in file size, format your USB drive using FAT32 and then transfer your media on to the USB. FAT32 is compatible with almost all Smart TVs. If any of your video files are over 4 GB, you will need to format your USB drive using either exFAT or NTFS. Most modern Smart TVs support one of these formats, and it will depend on the device.
- When formatted, transfer the downloaded videos to the USB drive.
- You can then plug in the USB drive to your Smart TV and you should be able to play your media.
If your Smart TV doesn't recognize or play the media from the USB drive, you might need to try formatting the USB drive using a different format.
Samsung TVs: Format using FAT32 (if all files under 4GB), or exFAT (if any of the files over 4GB).
Sony TVs: Format using FAT32 (if all files under 4GB), or NTFS (if any of the files over 4GB).