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How to Play MKV Files on Sony Bravia TVs in 2020

by Christine Smith • 2022-03-10 21:09:33 • Proven solutions

"Can Sony smart TV play MKV files? How can I play MKV files on my Sony Bravia?"

Many people may have a problem with using MKV files on Sony TV as Sony Bravia TV only supports MPEG format with USB connected. In those cases, if you want to play your MKV movies on Sony Bravia TV, you need to convert MKV to Sony TV supported formats like MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG and others. This article will tell you the best way to convert and play MKV on TV, including Sony TV, Samsung TV, Apple TV, etc.

About MKV: MKV (Matroska Video) is a free standard container video format, which can hold a wide range of video, audio, and subtitle tracks in one single file. This file format is similar to other container formats like AVI, MP4, and ASF when storing multimedia like video and audio. But what importantly makes it different from other files is that it is entirely open when it comes to the specification. This file format was a part of the first project created for an open media container that facilitates wrapping audio, video, and subtitles in a single file. It is an open-source file format and can be stored as a movie or on DVD.

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Part 1. Troubleshooting to Situations about Playing MKV on Sony TV

Many issues occur while Sony TV plays MKV. The problems can be related to different aspects, as MKV files contain video, audio, and subtitles in a single container file. Most of the issues can be solved through MKV to Sony TV compatibility conversion process. The component that is incompatible to Sony TV can be converted into an appropriate format. Below are some issues and problems faced by people while trying to play MKV on Sony TV.

1. I have just bought a new Sony TV with model number- KDL-42W650A. I am unable to play the MKV file through USB. While trying, the TV gets hanged, and then I have to restart the TV by powering it off and on.

2. I have just recently bought a new Sony Bravia TV, the KDL37EX403U. All went well until I loaded a few MKV (720p AVC/H.264 encoded) files onto a USB drive and found that the TV didn't list them.

3. I have bought a brand new Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650 model. The problem is that it does not recognize the MKV video files. I can play AVI and MP4 formats, but not MKV videos.

If you are still meeting the above-listed issues, you can try to resolve them by directly converting them to Sony TV compatible format and have a try.

Part 2. Step-by-step Guide on How to Convert MKV to Sony TV

MKV is a popular format these days that allows enjoying high-quality HD videos over various devices, including TVs. If you have a Sony TV, you would surely want to enjoy your favorite videos on it. Though the official site of Sony TV claims that it supports MKV format, many times, when you play these files, you will encounter playback issues. MKV files may contain different audio codecs. Whenever it contains a codec that is not compatible with Sony TV (like DTS Audio), the MKV file may encounter a problem while playing on Sony TV.

In situations when your MKV does not play on Sony TV, converting them to the compatible format is an ideal solution, and a video converter is needed. One such professional and feature-packed converter is Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). This smart program allows converting MKV to the format that has all the codecs compatible with Sony TV. Format conversion using the software is simple, easy, and fast.

  • Convert MKV to Sony TV supported formats easily and quickly without losing quality.
  • Support 1000+ video formats, including MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, etc.
  • Customize video output preset for devices like TV, phones, external devices, and others.
  • Edit videos with trimming, cropping, adding watermark, editing subtitles, etc.
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  • Support an all-in-one video toolbox: subtitle editor, video compressor, screen recorder, GIF maker, etc.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, macOS 11 Big Sur, 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7

Video Tutorial: How to Convert MKV Videos to Sony TV Compatible Formats

Step by step instructions to convert and play MKV to Sony TV:

Step 1 Launch Wondershare UniConverter and add MKV files that need to play on Sony TV.

Install, and launch Wondershare UniConverter on your PC/Mac. Next, add MKV files to the program. You can add files by dragging and dropping or by clicking the +Add Files button. Multiple files can be added here.

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Step 2 Select Sony TV compatible format as output.

On the bottom, click the below-arrow beside the Output Format to open the drop-down menu. Select the TV from the Device category and choose the SONY TV. You can also choose Video > MPG as your output format for Sony TV.

select Sony compatible formats for MKV files

Step 3 Convert MKV to Sony TV for Playback

Finally, click on the Start All button to convert MKV videos to Sony Bravia TV. Once the conversion process is complete within minutes, move to the Finished tab, and you can transfer the converted files to the USB drive, then enjoy playing it on your Sony TV.

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Part 3. How to Connect A USB Connector to your Sony TV

One or even more than one USB port is available in Sony TV that allows transferring data between the storage device and your TV.

Connect A USB Connector to your Sony TV

Once you have successfully converted MKV files to Sony TV-optimized format, transfer them to the USB drive. Then, connect the drive to Sony TV and enjoy your favorite videos.

Listed below are the steps to connect a USB connector to your Sony TV:

Step 1: Power off your TV and turn it to see the port with the USB icon.

Step 2: Connect the USB drive to the port.

Step 3: Power on the USB device as well as the TV.

Step 4: Next, press the Menu button on the remote control. Different options will be displayed to you.

Step 5: Now press the left/right arrow keys, and navigate the green triangular icon for Media.

Step 6: Press the up/down arrow key to go to the music/videos/or photos and then select what you want. Finally, press + to confirm.

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Step 7: Press the arrow key to select the USB device and press the + key again.

Step 8: Press the arrow key to navigate the file you want to play, and press + to select.

With the above successful steps, your media will be played on Sony TV.


Can't play MKV on Sony TV? So whenever you get stuck in such a situation, read above to get a solution to all your queries. And FREE DOWNLOAD Wondershare UniConverter to help you play and convert videos easily.

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