Installation: MicroSD Card In Roku Ultra For Extra Storage
Do you want to install a MicroSD Card in Roku Ultra for extra storage? Recently we took a look at the 2018 model of Roku Ultra which provides lots of content, quality 4K viewing, and a private listening remote. It also lets you improve its storage. In fact, of the recent line of Roku devices, just the Ultra still has a MicroSD slot. Well, Roku Express, doesn’t support microSD cards.
After adding extra storage allows games, channels, and screensavers to load quicker. This is due to your Roku remove the games or channels you use rarely to make room for the newbies as you add them. You will still view your game icons or channel, but most of them want to re-download or install first. So, if you have more drive space then you got more cache on your Roku unit.
Note: The microSD card only saves channels, games, and screensavers. You can’t view any content from it such as you can by plugging a USB drive.
You can also use any microSD card you have laying around. It is because you have one in your previous immobile or tablet that you no longer use. For this guide, I took a 32GB microSD card out of an old Windows mobile that’s been gathering dust. However, these cards can affordable these days, and you don’t want one as big as the one I’m using here. For instance, a simple 2GB microSD card can hold 50 games. However, when the games take more space than channels, so an extra 2GB card should be enough for an average user. If you don’t have any, however, Samsung is selling a 32GB microSD card for just $10 on Amazon.
Steps To Install microSD Card in Roku Ultra:
If you have your card, initiate after installing the card in the back of the Roku Ultra. Put the microSD card in the HDMI port.
Then your Roku detects the card and you want to select the Format option from the menu.
Next, choose ‘Continue’ to verify you like to format the card which will remove all your data on it.
Wait until the microSD card is formatted to be supported for use with Roku OS. The total time it takes depends on your card size but can only take a few minutes. Once it’s done, choose OK.
That’s all about it. If you like to track the total amount of space being used on your card, move to Settings> System > About and you will then view it displayed on the System info page.
Of course, you can then add a microSD card to previous Roku versions that have a slot. The process is quite similar, now put the card into it and follow the onscreen steps as mentioned above. After you install many channels, games, or screensavers it’s good to have the additional storage as it helps keep the whole experience responsive or fast.