Question How to extend Internal memory on an Android 9 TV ?

May 18, 2021
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Hi! I have a JVC branded Android9 TV (43LT series). It comes with 16GB of internal memory of which Android etc takes up 8GB. I use the TV for iptv via the Tivimate app. I'd like to have a folder for my recordings. To augment the internal memory I have a high capacity USB attached. I am able to add the external memory via SETTINGS > DEVICE PREFERENCES > STORAGE.
And it shows up as secondary storage. Using a file manager app I can see the removable/external storage but I can not create a folder on it, I get either an android message or a warning that i can not write to the device. Since I dont have root/superUser access I cant seem to make use of the device as the primary recording location.

Some articles / youtubes indicate it is possible to 'merge' the internal and external memory , in effect expanding the internal storage with the external. I've seen this work on a Skyworth Android9 TV.

When I try to follow those articles it never seems to work on the JVC AndroidTV.. I cant see a menu option to migrate an app off the internal storage onto the secondary storage (I suspect since there is no write access).

Does anyone have a suggestion?

Contacting the vendor has been fruitless. Thx in advance!
 
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hang-the-9

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If this is possible, you would have instructions in the manual or on JVC support site. Can you record to that USB stick without making a folder? Or make the folder using a computer. Or try a different file system for the USB stick. Also check to make sure the size of the stick is within supported limits of the TV.
 
May 18, 2021
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If this is possible, you would have instructions in the manual or on JVC support site. Can you record to that USB stick without making a folder? Or make the folder using a computer. Or try a different file system for the USB stick. Also check to make sure the size of the stick is within supported limits of the TV.
no I can not record onto the USB, when in Tivimate I can select the drive but when it trie dto open a writable handle it fails
 
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