JesseW .. this is not a fix! ... There is a good reason why recent USB drives are formatted in NTFS and ExFAT , and not FAT32 ! FAT32 has a limitation of maximum file size of 4 GBytes only ... While with NTFS, the maximum file size is 16 TBytes, and with ExFAT its even bigger with 16 EBytes (Exabytes). The FAT32 is OK if all your movies are low resolution 720 or low 1080p ... but with a 4K UHD 2160p movie you will likely exceed the 4GB limit of the USB drive and you will not be able to copy it in the first place.
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I am disappointed in Samsung too .. My 4-year old 65" 4K UA65JS9000WXXY Samsung TV been having this problem with reading the USB sticks / external drives just recently .. I did tried everything with No luck .. sometimes it reads the USB stick and will continue for the night, but the minute you switch off the TV, you are done! .. its then a hit and miss whether it will read it again or not. Tried different USB drives (about 5), even switching the TV's power from the outlet, resetting the TV to default setting .. Almost tried everything! .. I am going to try one last trick of updating the firmware, despite the TV says it has the latest # 1530 firmware , however I just downloaded the 1.5GByte firmware 1530 file from Samsung Australia website, and will put it on a USB stick (!!!!! that's assuming it will read the ***** stick anyway :D) and will see if it works .. I am over this issue with Samsung, and will consider selling the TV cheap and go LG OLED if the firmware does not work.
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