Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Import/stream music, video and photos from flash drive to Nexus 7

Nexus 7 has only the OTG or On-The-Go capabilities and don't allow the booting of a USB drive or SD card for storage. That makes it really difficult to view or load content onto the tablet. Nexus Media Importer by HomeySoft has solved this storage problem and offers a software works-around.

Connect a USB drive or SD card reader to the N7 using a microUSB to USB OTG Converter Cable. Then open the "Nexus Media Importer" app and select the file. Then you are able to stream music, movies and photos and import other files from the mounting external storage, without require rooting.

The app is still work in progress. You can not save or export  anything to the USB drive or SD card which comes with read-only.
After playing with this app for a hour, I find it works better and is simpler than StickMount.

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