Although most external CD/DVD optical drives are portable and slim, they are only compatible with Windows, Linux, and Windows systems. If you want to play movie DVDs or back up your photos on your Android phone or tablet to a disc, an external optical drive compatible with all Android devices is undoubtedly the best choice. That’s it, Hitachi LG GP96Y Multi-OS External DVDRW drive, the only external CD/DVD RW drive compatible with Android OS.
In addition to being able to run perfectly on Mac and Windows (10/8/7/xp) computers like other external CD/DVD drives, its biggest feature is that you can use this slim portable CD/DVD player to play your movie DVDs, enjoy your music CDs, extract MP3 from music CDs on almost all brands of Android devices including Android smartphones, Fire HD tablets, Android projectors, Android TV, and TV box.
Note: You can only use it to install games, system, software on Windows & Mac computers.
With free official DISCKLINK & TrueDVD Apps (Download it from Google Play), you can play discs and backup your data more easily, without having to look for third-party software and learn complicated usage tutorials, once you installed the Apps from PlayStore, the drive automatically opened the appropriate app to run your disc.
This is also a Hi-Fi audio CD player, just hook up your smart Android TV or Android TV box with, insert your favorite music CDs, you can immediately listen to high-quality audio CD music. (Note: This CD player cannot work with traditional non-smart TV)
In addition, this ultra-thin external optical drive also features the capacity of M-Disc, 8x writing speed, silent play, automatic firmware update, different types of disc formats compatibility (CD/DVD +/-R/RW). Come with two premium cables (USB 2.0 and USB-C), you hardly need any adapters to achieve plug and play. The attached manual with clear pictures and instructions can assist you to use it without any trouble.
- Android Connectivity
- M-DISC™ Support
- Silent Play
- Super Multi Compatibility
- Win 10 & MAC OS Compatible
- 8x Writing Speed
- Slimmer to Slimmest
- Lighter to Lightest
- 8x DVD+/-R Write
- 6x DVD+/-R DL Write
- 5x DVD-RAM Write
- 24x CD-R Write
- Interface: USB 2.0 (3.0 compatible)
- Dimensions: 141 mm x 14 mm x 136.5 mm
- Weight: 200g
- MTTF(Mean Time To Failure): 60,000 POH (Power On Hours)
Conclusion: If you need an external optical drive that supports multi-OS including Windows 10/8/7, Mac, Android OS, this is currently the best choice. But if you rarely watch movies on your Android device, directly rip music from discs, or back up data, a cheaper external optical drive compatible with Windows and Mac is enough.
Learn about this product through the videos:
Q: How to use it on an Android phone and other devices?
A: You can see the detailed user guide and videos here.
Q: Can I use it on my iPhone, iPad, and Chromebook?
A: No! It cannot work with iOS and Chrome OS.
Q: Can I use it on an Android projector?
A: Yes! Just connect your projector with the USB-A cable and run the TrueDVD+ app from Google Playstore.
Q: Is this item Region free?
Q: Can I change the region code?
A: Yes, but you can only change the region code 5 times. Check How to change the region code.
Q: What formats can this play?
A: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW
Q: Does this work with the Microsoft Surface Pro laptops?
A: Yes! It works with the MS Surface Pro series and other ultrathin laptops.
Q: Can I use it to play Blu-ray discs?
A: No! It cannot play BR disc.
Q: Can I use it on my old Android phone?
A: Yes! Hitachi LG GP96Y works with all Android phones. If your old Android is equipped with a Micro-USB port, please buy a USB A to Micro USB OTG adapter, such as this one.