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ocelot_actual
Level 7

USB port on Soundbar

Just bought the MIL a Roku Smart Soundbar  910R. There is a USB port on the back that I am having difficulty understanding what it is for. Can I plug in an external HD with content? Is it a maintenance port only. What's the dealy-o?

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makaiguy
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Re: USB port on Soundbar

Reviews I've found indicate the USB port "may be used to play local media files" but I haven't seen any details. The reviews seem to indicate the main reason to purchase this would be to add Roku capability to a tv that doesn't have it, and that the sound bar performance is fairly mediocre but still an improvement over most tv native sound.

With a Roku Ultra, a drive with a USB interface can be plugged in to play media files via the Roku Media Player app, so it is likely possible with the Soundbar too, although I've not been able to find anything to confirm or deny it.

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mperis
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Re: USB port on Soundbar

Same question for roku streambar 9102r. What’s it for? No discussion in instructions.

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Tivoburkee
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Re: USB port on Soundbar

You can get ethernet to usb adapter and use it to get wired internet to the streambar. And Roku soundbars with 9.4 will work as well. Only 10/100 Lan adapters work like the plugable brand:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00484IEJS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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renojim
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Re: USB port on Soundbar

There's a huge list of supported USB media formats:

https://www.roku.com/products/audio/roku-streambar

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