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Folder View on Sony Android 4k 2015 Bravia TV model

Hi.

I have a 2015 Sony Android Bravia TV (with 4k). The model of my TV is: KD-49X830xC (a Nordic model).

My problem is how my TV does not have a folder view when accessing media from an external HDD or USB drive. I have lots of files, and with Sony's default view, it gets very tedious when looking for a file. My external HDD is very organized with folders and subfolders, but I'm not seeing these folders. Just files after files.

I have tried the following:

- Googling this problem and found a few threads regarding this, apparently this was changeable with a 2014 model. If I try to follow the instructions on those threads, the feature does not exist (or I am not able to find it). The application on Sony 2015 model is now called "Video" opposed to the 2014 model called "Media Player".

- Looking through TV settings, app settings, USB settings etc. to no avail.

- Firmware update (there are none, TV says it's fully updated).

- Downloading other video apps such as VLC, Kodi, MX Player etc (all of them show folder view just like how I want it, but the video playback is not the greatest compared to Sony's default video app. Some files can't even be played or stutters on certain media players).

Please, is there any way to change this behavior? Is the option hidden, because I can't seem to find it. Or is it something third? I'm even willing to wait for a firmware update, because right now, I can't watch my content how I want it, and that's sad for an expensive TV.

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This upsets many.

There are folk that want these SmartTVs to behave as media players or small PCs. This was not the design SmartTV makers are striving for. You can try other SmartTVs and your complaints would be the same.

I do not expect an update for this. Neither should you. I take it this is your first encounter with the SmartTV?

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Re: This upsets many.

A SmartTV should do just like how it is advertised to.

In fact, other SmartTVs do have this function. In our living room, we have an LG '55 3D SmartTV. Does exactly everything I need.

So no, this is not my first encounter with SmartTVs, but I appreciate the rude answer, sir.

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Didn't mean it to be rude. Just want to get down to it.

Can you share a link about where this TV's manual points out it should do this?

The usual "nice" interface is for streaming apps and not the interface to USB HDD or such media.

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There's no link. But it goes by the name 'Smart', surely one would think that there would be options to choose between, no?

Again, my initial question is: Is it possible to display Folder View? Not WHY it may or may not be a feature.

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I thin the same

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