How to play movies, music, and photos from USB on PlayStation 3

This tutorial will show you step by step how to play movies, videos, music, and pictures from a USB flash drive or external hard drive on your PlayStation 3.

This tutorial will also show you what to do when you get the following message: There are no titles while trying to play media from your USB pen drive or external hard disk on your PS3.

But first:

The PlayStation 3 is a gaming console, but also a media player which allows you to play movies, videos, music, and photos stored on its hard drive and from a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, and external hard drive.

The PS3 has two USB ports located at the front where you can connect your controllers to charge, but you can also connect your USB pen drive and external hard drive to these ports.

This makes it easier for you to play movies, videos, music, and pictures stored on your computer on your PlayStation 3 because you can copy all your media to a USB device and play it on your PS3.

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And now:

How to play media from a USB on a PlayStation 3 (method 1)

1. Connect your USB flash drive or external hard drive to one of the two USB ports located at the front of your PlayStation 3.

2. Turn on your PS3.

3. In the main menu, you go to:

4. Select your USB device.

5. Press the Δ (triangle) button and choose Display All.

Note: If you press the X button on USB Device, you will get the message: There are no titles.

6. Select the movie, video, song or photo you want to play or view.

7. Press the X button.

How to play media from a USB on a PS3 (method 2)

1. Start your computer.

2. Connect your USB device to your computer.

3. Go to your USB device.

4. Create three folders on your USB device and name them VIDEO, MUSIC, and PHOTOS (names must be in uppercase).

5. Place all your media files in the right folder.

6. Disconnect your USB device from your computer.

7. Connect your USB flash drive or external hard drive to one of the two USB ports located at the front of your PS3.

8. Turn on your PlayStation 3.

9. Select your USB device.

10. Press the Δ (triangle) button and choose Display All.

Note: If you press the X button on USB Device, you will get the message: There are no titles.

11. Select the movie, video, song or photo you want to play or view.

12. Press the X button.

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