Overview: Nexus Media Importer allows you to import and stream music, video, photos and documents from a USB flash drive or SD card connected to your Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, or other Android 3.2+ devices with USB Host support.
Requirements: Android Device OS 4.0 and up
This is the only non-root solution for devices that do not provide native support for external flash storage. Requires the following hardware:
1) An Android 3.2+ device. Examples include Google Nexus devices or the Motorola Xoom.
2) A USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. Cost approximately $1 USD on Amazon), see screenshots for examples.
3) A USB Flash Drive or USB SD Card Reader and SD Card, see screenshots for examples.
-If you are using an SD card reader, put the card in the reader first.
-Attach the OTG cable to the Nexus or other device.
-Attach your USB device to the OTG cable.
-The application will launch automatically.
-Select the file. The selected file’s path appears in the preview window (currently only photos show preview).
-Click the play icon to stream or the save (disk) icon
-If save is successful, you can click the download notification to view it or see it in the Downloads app.
-DOES NOT REQUIRE ROOT!
-The USB drive/flash card must be formatted as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS (currently no exFAT or extN support). FAT & NTFS are the most common formats for SD and USB Drives.
-Read Only. You can not write to the attached device, only copy to the Android device.
-This a media streamer and file copy utility. It requires third party software to view multimedia content and read documents. Many formats are supported directly by Android, but other are not. In particular, “MKV”, “AVI” and most doc. types require additional software.
INTERNET permission – This permission is required by Android to start the web server to stream video, etc. The server does not require WiFi or 3G connectivity to run, so it will work in airplane mode. The server is only accessible to the local device and cannot be seen on the internet or 3G network.
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permission was added for Google Analytics. I’m sampling scan time, count, type and errors. I’m using this information to improve the application responsiveness and stability. No personal information is collected.
What’s New in Nexus Media Importer version :
+Faster & More Reliable Connect
+Support for more readers
+Full folder copy – Advanced Tab Only! Long press to select folders
+Many improvements related to copying large files
+Greatly improved photo viewer
+Integrated audio player (MP3, MP4, FLAC, OGG)
+Simplified user interface
+Playlist Support (m3u at root of drive)
+Playlist Share (from Now Playing)
Download Instructions: Nexus Media Importer 4.5.2 (Android)