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How To Move Media Files To External Storage On Fire TV

How To Move Media Files To External Storage On Fire TV

Important Note:  ES File Explorer now charges for their app.  Learn how to get the modded free premium app through our ES File Explorer tutorial.

This short tutorial will show you how to move media files to external storage on Fire TV.  There are some applications such as Terrarium TV which allow you to download movies and tv shows to the internal storage of your Fire TV.

However, it isn’t possible to save those media files directly to a USB drive or Micro SD Card.  By using a free application called ES File Explorer, this is a simple task which I outline in the video below.

By moving the media files from the internal storage of the Fire TV over to external storage, this will free up some valuable space that can be dedicated to installed applications.

The Fire TV only comes equipped with 8GB of internal storage with some of that already used by installed applications.  Due to the Amazon Fire TV’s external storage options, we have the ability to increase storage space by up to 128GB in size.

The 1st Generation Amazon Fire TV provides a USB port which can be used for USB external storage devices.

The 2nd Generation Amazon Fire TV includes both a USB port and Micro SD Card slot.  Both devices will allow up to 128GB external storage to be attached to them.

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Use the link below to find supported external storage devices for the Amazon Fire TV.

Click Here For Supported External Storage For Amazon Fire TV – Note, if you have a 1st Generation Fire TV, you can only use a 2.0 USB Flash Drive up to 128GB in size since it is not equipped with Micro SD Card slot.

How To Move Media Files To External Storage On Fire TV


  1.  Download and install ES File Explorer from Amazon App Store
  2. Insert external storage into Fire TV (Micro SD Card or USB Drive)
  3. Launch ES File Explorer
  4. Cut media files from folders in which they reside and paste into external storage

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5 thoughts on “How To Move Media Files To External Storage On Fire TV”

  1. hey troy, recently added usb drive to my fire cube, which i did flawlessly, by using your video, thanks!, i successfully transfred some apps, including tivimate, which i wanted to move to external storage, because of the recording feature, i was hoping the recordings would store inside my external storage, but instead they are being stored in the internal storage of my firecube, thus clogging up my space,, is there any way of transferring the recordings from tivimate, to my external usb drive, thanks

  2. I have a Seagate 2tb that I am using as my external drive. All of the new apps that I installed are now on my external drive but still show on my internal drive. Can I delete the ones that are on the internal drive still? Also no matter what I do under about the usb or Seagate does not show up but it is working. I have tried everything to make it show but no luck. I know that it is attached because when I turn on my Firestick the usb cord shows up at the bottom right side of the screen. Any suggestions?

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