How Do I Format My External Hard Drive for Android TV Box?

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Are you looking to format your external hard drive for your Android TV box? Formatting your external hard drive is an essential step to ensure optimal compatibility and performance. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of formatting your external hard drive for your Android TV box.

Step 1: Connecting Your External Hard Drive to Your Android TV Box

Before we begin, make sure to connect your external hard drive to your Android TV box using a USB cable. Ensure that the connection is secure and stable.

Step 2: Accessing the Settings Menu on Your Android TV Box

To format your external hard drive, you need to access the settings menu on your Android TV box. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Android TV box and wait for it to fully boot up.
  2. Navigate to the home screen and locate the settings icon (usually represented by a gear or cogwheel).
  3. Select the settings icon using your remote control.

Step 3: Formatting Your External Hard Drive

Once you are in the settings menu, follow these steps to format your external hard drive:

  1. Select the ‘Storage’ option from the settings menu. This option might be labeled differently depending on the version of Android TV box you have.
  2. Navigate to ‘External Storage’ or ‘USB Storage’.
  3. Select your connected external hard drive from the list of available storage devices.
  4. Click on ‘Format’

Step 4: Confirming the Format

Before proceeding with the format, you will be prompted to confirm your action. Please note that formatting your external hard drive will erase all data stored on it. Make sure to back up any important files or data before proceeding.

  1. Read the confirmation message carefully.
  2. If you are certain about formatting your external hard drive, select ‘Format’ or ‘Confirm’ to proceed.

Step 5: Waiting for the Format to Complete

The formatting process may take a few minutes to complete depending on the size of your external hard drive. During this time, avoid disconnecting the USB cable or turning off your Android TV box.


If you encounter any issues during the formatting process, refer to the user manual of your Android TV box or visit the manufacturer’s website for further assistance.

Congratulations! You have successfully formatted your external hard drive for your Android TV box. It is now ready to be used as additional storage space for apps, media files, and more.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of formatting your external hard drive for your Android TV box. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us.