Switch on the console
First of all you need to switch on your PS3. Make sure to plug the cord on the switch and then turn it on. There is a button in the back of the PS3 which you need to switch it on as well.
Connect the USB Flash drive
Next connect your USB stick into the USB ports in the PS3. These USB ports are located in front of the console. They are placed under the memory card slots and the disc tray.
Go to the appropriate menu
You need to go to the right folder to play your file after plugging in your USB Flash drive. If you want to play music files then you need to go to the ‘Music’ folder.
You will be using your PS3 controller to operate the cursor and to choose the folder.
After going to your desire folder which will play the files in your USB stick, you need to highlight ‘Display All’. Then simply press the ‘X’ button on your PS3 controller and the folder will open.
Select the files
In the end, simply choose the files your want to operate. You can either copy these files or simply play them. If you want to play music files then press ‘X’ on your desire song in the USB and the song will start playing.
In case you want to copy then press ‘Triangle’ and it will eventually be copied into your PS3.