Dec 072014

The Nexus 7 Media Importer App allows connecting to USB memory sticks and SD cards without having to Root your Tablet first

The Nexus 7 is an amazing bit of kit but one thing missing is an SD slot or capability to connect directly to a USB stick, Google made the design decision to promote their Cloud-based service ‘Google drive’ where customers are given 5gb of space for free and then charged for any extra space, I know 16GB might be enough for downloading apps, surfing the net and keeping a small music collection, but for audiophiles or movie buffs who want to stack up 1000’s of media files on their N7  then it can become expensive.

That’s where USB drives and SD cards come in handy and now with the Nexus USB Importer App, there’s no need to root your Nexus 7 first, and enables you to stream music and movies straight from your portable memory to the Nexus7 Instructions as follows You can download the android app from Google play here What you need is An on the go Micro USB to USB cable, This one here is ideal for the purpose of connecting a memory stick to the nexus 7.

  1. If you are using an SD card reader, put the card in the reader first.
  2. Attach the OTG cable to the Nexus or other device.
  3. Attach your USB device to the OTG cable.
  4. The application will launch automatically.
  5. Select the file. The selected file’s path appears in the preview window (currently only photos show preview).
  6. Click the play icon to stream or the save (disk) icon
  7. If save is successful, you can click the download notification to view it or see it in the Downloads app.