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Is their a Smartphone / Mobile device that can play Movies / Music dir

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I have a basic portable hard drive with a lot of movies and music stored on it & I was wondering if their was a mobile phone / smartphone currently on the market that would play back to me the music, movies installed within the hard drive

I am fairly technical savvy but need help in relation to the above

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Most of the newer flagship Android phones are now OTG capable, and with this you could play anything of from a USB flash drive with just an adapter.


But in your case the issue is that a hard drive needs power to work, and the phone could not power that drive. So you'll need a special adapter with an input for a plug in cable to plug in the hard drive to electrical power in the same time plugged in to the phone. Here is one such adapter: Micro USB Host OTG Cable with Micro USB Power for Nexus 10 9 7 6 5 4 Player Nexus & Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge 5 V 4 IV 3 III

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