USB Media Explorer

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About this app

USB Media Explorer (UME), formerly known as Nexus Media Importer, allows you view photos (Jpeg and Raw), stream videos1, listen to music, and view documents from USB storage devices and cameras. Specialized screens for photos, videos, music, documents and file management. Copy files to and from the USB device. View full size photos and videos without importing!

Supported Devices:
- Flash/Pen Drives
- Card Readers
- Hard Drives2
- Cameras3
- Other Android devices4
- MTP/UMS audio players5
- Some DVD drives6

Additional Hardware Requirements:
- Connecting most devices will require a microUSB OTG cable or USB C to USB adapter. These are available from most major retail websites.

1. Video and audio formats not natively supported by Android (AVI, Dolby, DTS, WMV) may require a third party player like VLC.
2. Hard drives require considerable power and may require an external power source, like a powered USB hub.
3. Only cameras with storage are supported. Live image devices like endoscopes and webcams are not supported.
4. To access another Android device, put the target device in MTP/File Transfer Mode.
5. Most “i” devices use a proprietary protocol. These are NOT supported.
6. Only DVD drives that support AV Connect mode or similar are supported. See your DVD drive manual. Commercial DVDs are not supported.

- If you have an issue, you can tap "Homesoft" from the About screen for email support. I read and reply to reviews, but due to their one way nature, it’s difficult to resolve issues. If you have a support request, please include the Android device you are using, the USB device you are trying to use and a description of the problem.
Updated on
Dec 19, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
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Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

6.22K reviews
Aron S
August 13, 2021
Updated, the develop seems to be planning to resolve some of the issues mentioned in my previous review. However, I should not have relied on this app for important work-related files or use it with large quantities of files, due to the lack of separation of Favorites into a new folder, and the glitchiness of the app in general. Created much more work for me when I purchased it to make life easier...
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A Google user
March 30, 2020
Okay I have a couple trail cameras and this is the best app for reading my memory cards. I am able to set it up to view all pictures or videos. (Just a remember you have too have your trail camera set for videos.) You can also select your pictures by swiping picture too picture. Or let it play picture to picture for you, have to select it in the settings. Can't hurt to try this app.
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Beemo 2
June 18, 2022
So I got the app for the purpose of being able to export to an exFAT drive from my pixel 6 pro (I saw it was a solution to no exFAT support on Reddit). The purpose of having an exFAT drive was to not have a file size limit. Well I come to find that I can't even transfer a 19 minute video because it exceeded the system max file size. The app is useless otherwise because transferring smaller videos doesn't require anything special and you don't need a third party to do it.
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Homesoft, LLC
June 19, 2022
UME will not format a drive, so it needs to be formatted on a computer. Also, Android won't recognize the drive, it may prompt you to format the drive when you connect it. Don't do this! If reformatting on a computer doesn't solve the problem please contact me at We should be able to get this working.

What's new

- Detect existing volumes
- Support for .avif and .heic
- Animated GIF/WEBP support
- GPS info for .mp4
- Bug Fixes
- Safe Unmount
- Full UAS device support
- Prefer Android Mounts
- AVI/3GPP Playback support

- Direct File Access


-Split screen for photos and files
-Keyboard support (Arrows, Del, Ctrl-C)

-New Modern Interface
-Integrated Video Player

-Support for cameras and other Android devices (MTP)

-Write support for NTFS