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How to Install Google Photos on Firestick

View your favorite photos on the bigger screens of TV by accessing Google Photos on Firestick.

Google Photos with Google Image Analytics acts as a great photo manager application. It is a great way to organize and backup your photos and also lets you share images too. We all love to view our captured moments on a bigger screen. With Google Photos installed on your Amazon Firestick, you can view as many photos as possible on your TV. But then the app is not officially available on the Amazon App Store. Still, you can sideload the application using the Downloader app.

How to Install Google Photos on Firestick

Before installing or sideloading the Google Photos app, you need to configure your Amazon Firestick to accept installing apps from a third-party source. In the older version of Firestick devices, you can enable the Apps from Unknown Sources commonly for all apps. To do so,

1) On the Firestick home screen, click on the Settings.

2) Choose My Fire TV or Device.

Firestick Settings

3) Now, click on the Developer Options menu.

My Fire TV Settings

4) On the following screen, click on the Apps from Unknown Sources.

Enable Apps from Unknown Sources on Firestick

5) Click Turn on on the dialog box.

Enable Apps from Unknown Sources on Firestick

In the new version of Firestick, you need to enable the Apps from Unknown Sources to individual apps. For that, you need to install any of the third-party sideloading apps like Downloader on your Fire TV Stick and then enable the Unknown Sources to toggle for the Downloader app.

1) Install the Downloader app on your Firestick.

Downloader app to Sideload Google Photos

2) Go to the Settings menu and choose the My Fire TV option.

Fire TV home screen

3) Select the Developer options in the menu.

My Fire TV

4) Choose the Instal Unknown Apps feature.

Turn on Install Unknown Apps to get Google Photos on Firestick

5) The list of third-party sideloading apps will appear. Select the Downloader app and turn it on.

Downloader on Firestick

After enabling this setting, you can sideload any Android app on your Firestick.

How to Install Google Photos on Firestick

1) Open the Downloader app and click on the Home tab on the left side pane.

Launch Downloader app

2) Go to the Address Bar and tap on it.

3) Type the following Google Photos APK download URL with the help of an on-screen keyboard.

Enter Google Photos Apk URL

4) Click on the Go button.

5) Wait for the app to download.

6) Click on the Install button at the bottom of the screen to begin the installation process.

7) Once it is done, click Open on the following screen to launch the Google Photos app or click Done to complete the process.

5) Click on the Delete option to delete the Google Photos APK.

6) Launch the Google Photos app and sign in to your Google account. After that, you will be able to view photos and contents.

If you had trouble navigating within the Google Photos app, install and use Mouse Toggle on Firestick.

How to Cast Google Photos from Android to Firestick

This is yet another way to view photos on Firestick. You can mirror your Android Phone to the Fire TV Stick and then view the Google Photos.

1) Connect your Android smartphone and Firestick to the same WiFi network.

2) Press and hold the home button on the Firestick remote until the access menu appears on the TV screen.

3) Select the Screen Mirroring option and leave the screen as it is.

4) On your Android phone, pull down the notification bar and tap the Cast icon. Or go to Settings > Connected Devices > Connection Preferences > Cast.

Google Photos on Firestick

5) Tap the Firestick device name.

6) Your phone screen will be mirrored on the TV screen.

7) Open the Google Photos app and start viewing the photos.


1. How to view Google Photos on Firestick?

You can get the Google Photos on Fire TV Stick using the Downloader app.

2. Does Amazon have a photo app?

Yes, Amazon has its own photo app called Amazon Photos in the Play Store and App Store.

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