How to Connect a Pendrive to a GTPL Set Top Box

Do you want to play media files stored on a Pendrive on your GTPL set-top box? Connecting a USB drive to the GTPL set-top box allows you to play videos, and music, and view photos directly on your TV through the set-top box.

The process is straightforward once you know how. In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process to connect a Pendrive to your GTPL set-top box and play media files.


  • GTPL set-top box
  • USB Pendrive
  • Media files (videos, music, photos) stored on the Pendrivee

Step 1: Insert the Pendrive into the USB Port

Locate the USB port on your GTPL set-top box. It is usually located on the front or side panel.
Insert your USB Pendrive containing the media files into this USB port. Make sure the Pendrive is inserted all the way in.

Step 2: Wait for the Pendrive to be Detected

After inserting the Pendrive, wait for a few seconds for the set-top box to detect it.
You will see a notification on the TV screen once it detects the connected USB drive.

Step 3: Open the Media Player App

Press the “Menu” button on your GTPL set-top box remote and go to the “Applications” tab. Look for the “Media Player” app and open it.

Step 4: Browse and Play Media Files

In the media player app, you will now see options to browse through Videos, Music, and Photos.

Navigate to the relevant section and browse the folders on your connected Pendrive to find your media files.

Select a video, music, or photo file you want to play and press OK on the remote. The media file will start playing on your TV screen.

Use the media player controls on your remote to pause, play, rewind, fast forward, adjust volume, etc. while playing a file.

This way you can easily play videos, music, and photos stored on a Pendrive using your GTPL set-top box and TV.

Tips for Playing Media using Pendrive on GTPL Set Top Box

  • Make sure the media formats like videos (MP4, AVI, etc.), music (MP3), and photos (JPG, PNG) are supported by your set-top box. Some formats may not play.
  • Keep the USB drive inserted during the entire playback. Removing the Pendrive during playback can cause errors.
  • The playback experience depends on the speed and quality of the Pendrive. Use a good quality high-speed USB drive.
  • Avoid using USB drives with multiple partitions. The set-top box can read only the first partition.
  • The media player app interface and playback controls may vary across GTPL set-top box models. Refer user manual of your specific model.
  • You can play media files stored on external hard disks by connecting through the USB port using a USB cable.
  • Always safely remove the USB drive by exiting the media player app before physically unplugging the Pendrive.

So in a few simple steps, you can enjoy media playback on your TV using a GTPL set-top box.

It allows you to easily play more content without the internet or needing to transfer files to the set-top box storage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common queries about connecting a Pendrive to GTPL set-top box:

1. What are the compatible USB drive file systems?

GTPL set-top boxes can read USB drives formatted with FAT32 and NTFS file systems. FAT32 is recommended for best compatibility.

2. What video formats are supported?

Most GTPL set-top boxes support popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, and MOV. Codecs like H.264, MPEG4 are supported. Avoid obscure video formats.

3. How much Pendrive storage does the set-top box support?

There is no defined limit by GTPL, but 1TB is the maximum that should be used. Larger storage Pendrives may not get detected.

4. Can I play 4K or 1080p videos?

Yes, if your GTPL set-top box and TV supports 4K or full HD 1080p, then high-resolution videos can also be played from a connected USB drive.

5. What if my set-top box does not detect the USB drive?

Try re-inserting the USB drive properly into the port. Also, try different USB ports if you have multiple on the set-top box. The pendrive should be formatted in FAT32/NTFS.

6. How to safely remove the connected USB drive?

Before unplugging the pendrive physically, go to the media player app and exit it. Then navigate to the USB removal option in the set top box menu and detach it.


Connecting an external USB drive like a Pendrive to your GTPL set-top box opens up lots of entertainment possibilities.

You can easily play your personal collection of videos, songs, and photos on the TV without needing the internet.

Just insert the Pendrive containing your media into the USB port, open the media player app, and start enjoying your favorite multimedia content.

Follow the tips provided for a smooth playback experience.

To learn more about GTPL services, you can check out our GTPL Speed Test site and learn about the GTPL broadband plans, and customer care details.

You can also find guides on changing your GTPL WiFi password, troubleshooting broadband issues, and using the My GTPL app.

Knowing how to connect a Pendrive to your GTPL set-top box opens up entertainment possibilities.

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