Nexus Media Importer

Nexus Media Importer


Nexus Media Importer allows you to stream and transfer music, video, photos and documents from a USB flash drive or card reader connected to your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 & G2), Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus, Xoom or other Android 4.0+ devices with USB Host support. See technical notes for a list of supported file types and file systems.

Requires the following hardware:
1. An Android 4.0+ device. Known compatible devices include the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 and G2), Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom. Please try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first if you do not have one of these devices. Due to hardware limitations, the Nexus 4 is not supported.
2. An USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. Costs range from $1-10 USD, see screenshots for examples.
3. An USB Flash Drive or USB Card Reader with a flash memory card inserted, see screenshots for examples. Please see the FAQ on our website if you are trying to connect an external hard drive or other device.

IMPORTANT: To use NMI offline, you will have to activate the license by opening it online after installing.

To use:
-If you are using an card reader, put the flash memory card in the reader first.
-Attach your USB device to the OTG cable.
-Attach the OTG cable to the Nexus or other device.
-The application should launch automatically.
-Photos can be browsed by selecting from the list then swiping back and forth.
-Videos can be streamed with the Play icon.
-The Advanced tab can be used to manage and transfer files.
-Use the Connect screen to determine the viewed device and the destination device for the Copy/Move operations.

Support:
-If you have an issue, please visit the Developer's Website or contact us by clicking "Email Developer".
-Currently, most USB Mass Storage devices are supported. Due to the mind boggling number of USB devices available it is not 100% If you contact us, we may be able to support your device in a future release. If you have doubts, try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first.

Technical Notes:
-DOES NOT REQUIRE ROOT! Rooting may void your device's warranty.
-The USB drive/flash memory card must be formatted as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS (no exFAT). FAT & NTFS are the most common formats for flash cards and USB Drives.
-Read Only for Ext2/3/4.
-Hard Drives. It is strongly recommended that you use external power when connecting a hard drive to a tablet. Please see the troubleshooting guide on my web site for more information. Do not connect an unpowered hard drive to a phone!
-This is a media streamer. Media types not natively supported by Android will require third party software. There are many excellent free and paid apps. in the Play market. For example:  "BS Player", "MX Player" and "Dice Player"
-The internal music player only plays formats natively supported by Android. WMA files are not supported, but can be copied locally for use with another player.

How-to Videos:
-Connecting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etrIpNHhWi0
-Photo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MSjqZWUIqI
-Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es7QyhkWjcI
-General: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCgvmvzqWAQ

See the FAQ on the Developer's Website for an overview of the permissions.

This software is not produced by Google, which owns the Nexus trademark.

Recent changes:
8.0
- Write support for NTFS (Hard drives and some large flash drives)
8.0.1
-Photo Viewer 1:1 zoom fix
8.0.2
-Physical keyboard shortcuts for Photos (See Developer Website/NMI/FAQ)
8.0.3
-Write fixes for for 1.5 & 2 TB drives
-NTFS write support for heavily fragmented drives
8.0.4/5
-Fixes and visual changes for Lollipop
8.0.6
-Force Japanese Preference for MP3 files
-Crash fixes
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About Nexus Media Importer
Nexus Media Importer allows you to stream and transfer music, video, photos and documents from a USB flash drive or card reader connected to your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 & G2), Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus, Xoom or other Android 4.0+ devices with USB Host support. See technical notes for a list of supported file types and file systems.

Requires the following hardware:
1. An Android 4.0+ device. Known compatible devices include the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 and G2), Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom. Please try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first if you do not have one of these devices. Due to hardware limitations, the Nexus 4 is not supported.
2. An USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. Costs range from $1-10 USD, see screenshots for examples.
3. An USB Flash Drive or USB Card Reader with a flash memory card inserted, see screenshots for examples. Please see the FAQ on our website if you are trying to connect an external hard drive or other device.

IMPORTANT: To use NMI offline, you will have to activate the license by opening it online after installing.

To use:
-If you are using an card reader, put the flash memory card in the reader first.
-Attach your USB device to the OTG cable.
-Attach the OTG cable to the Nexus or other device.
-The application should launch automatically.
-Photos can be browsed by selecting from the list then swiping back and forth.
-Videos can be streamed with the Play icon.
-The Advanced tab can be used to manage and transfer files.
-Use the Connect screen to determine the viewed device and the destination device for the Copy/Move operations.

Support:
-If you have an issue, please visit the Developer's Website or contact us by clicking "Email Developer".
-Currently, most USB Mass Storage devices are supported. Due to the mind boggling number of USB devices available it is not 100% If you contact us, we may be able to support your device in a future release. If you have doubts, try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first.

Technical Notes:
-DOES NOT REQUIRE ROOT! Rooting may void your device's warranty.
-The USB drive/flash memory card must be formatted as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS (no exFAT). FAT & NTFS are the most common formats for flash cards and USB Drives.
-Read Only for Ext2/3/4.
-Hard Drives. It is strongly recommended that you use external power when connecting a hard drive to a tablet. Please see the troubleshooting guide on my web site for more information. Do not connect an unpowered hard drive to a phone!
-This is a media streamer. Media types not natively supported by Android will require third party software. There are many excellent free and paid apps. in the Play market. For example:  "BS Player", "MX Player" and "Dice Player"
-The internal music player only plays formats natively supported by Android. WMA files are not supported, but can be copied locally for use with another player.

How-to Videos:
-Connecting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etrIpNHhWi0
-Photo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MSjqZWUIqI
-Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es7QyhkWjcI
-General: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCgvmvzqWAQ

See the FAQ on the Developer's Website for an overview of the permissions.

This software is not produced by Google, which owns the Nexus trademark.

Recent changes:
8.0
- Write support for NTFS (Hard drives and some large flash drives)
8.0.1
-Photo Viewer 1:1 zoom fix
8.0.2
-Physical keyboard shortcuts for Photos (See Developer Website/NMI/FAQ)
8.0.3
-Write fixes for for 1.5 & 2 TB drives
-NTFS write support for heavily fragmented drives
8.0.4/5
-Fixes and visual changes for Lollipop
8.0.6
-Force Japanese Preference for MP3 files
-Crash fixes

User reviews of Nexus Media Importer
Tried on a non-rooted Xoom. I can see and save files from a USB flash drive to my tablet but video streaming does not seem to work (I tried multiple apps and videos).
Aug 25, 2012
Is this still available as it's not showing on play store...
Aug 22, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
14 hours ago
Read only after lollipop All my flash drives are read only after lollipop update, can you fix it?
A Google User
Thursday 11:13 PM
Chris Mauney Does not work with Android 5.0.5 on Nexus 7. Works on my 4.4 phone, which I didn't purchase this for.
A Google User
Thursday 11:07 PM
Possible conflict with lollipop/sound. Dealing with a possible conflict with nexus 10 and it kicking off sound when nexus media importer is installed. But Great response from developer has made me reconsider my low rating.
A Google User
Thursday 10:54 PM
The user interface could have been better.
A Google User
Thursday 9:16 PM
Works with my Nexus 6 on Android Lollipop 5.0.1 I was pretty disappointed that USB OTG wasn't natively supported on this device since it does not have a MicroSD card slot. IMO, if it doesn't have it then it should automatically be included. Fortunately this app does allow me to mount the thumb drive without issue and have tested it on a Corsair Flash Voyager GO 32GB formatted FAT32. I think that the app should be cheaper, which is why I only gave it 4 stars, but grateful that the developer(s) was/were able to make it work reliably. Cheers!