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How to View Google Photos on Google TV

View all your favorite pictures on Google TV by casting or sideloading the Google Photos.

Google Photos is a storage service to automatically organize and back up your photos based on the date, name, albums, location, and more. By using your Google Account, you can backup all the photos and videos to view them on multiple devices. It also lets you edit and share files anytime with others. You can access Google Photos on various devices, including Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Firestick, and more. Can you get Google Photos on Google TV? No, there is no official app on Google TV. But, don’t worry. The following guide will show the methods to install and view your favorite on Chromecast with Google TV.

How to View Google Photos on Google TV

Even though Google Photos is not available as a standalone app for Chromecast with Google TV, you can view them in two different ways:

  1. By sideloading the apk version of Google Photos
  2. By casting Google Photos from Android and iPhone

Sideloading Google Photos By Using Downloader App

Sideloading: Install Downloader > allow permission to install apps through Downloader > Install Google Photos apk > launch the app > log in your Google Account.

[1] Turn on your Google TV and connect it to a WiFi connection.

[2] Click the Search option on the home screen.

Google Photos on Google TV

[3] Type Downloader in the search bar and search for it.

Google Photos on Google TV

[4] Select the Downloader app from the search results.

[5] Click the Install menu.

Google Photos on Google TV

[6] After installation, go back to the main menu and allow permission to install the app through Downloader.

[7] Open the Settings menu and click Device Preferences.

[8] Tap on Security & Restrictions and select Unknown Sources.

[9] Click the Downloader and enable the feature.

Allow unknown sources for Downloader

[10] Once done, launch the Downloader on Google TV and select Allow in the prompt.

[11] Click on home and enter the Google Photos apk. Click the GO button.

Enter the apk url

[12] After downloading it, click Install to install the app.

[13] Launch the Google Photos app and log in with your Google account.

[14] You can view all your Google Photos and videos on the bigger screen.

Cast Google Photos from Android/iPhone

Casting: Open the Google Photos app > Click the Cast icon > Select your device > Play a video or photo.

[1] Turn on your TV and connect your Chromecast with Google TV to it.

[2] Connect the Android Smartphone/iPhone and Google TV to the same WiFi network.

[3] Install and launch the Google Photos app on your smartphone from the respective Play Store or App Store.

[4] Click the Cast icon on the top right corner of the app screen.

[5] Select your Google TV device from the list of nearby devices.

[6] Now, play the photo or video you want and view them on your TV.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there a Google Photos app for Google TV?

No. There is no standalone Google Photos app available for the device. You can use the casting feature or sideload method.

2. How do I get Google photos as my screensaver on Google TV?

Connect your smartphone and Google TV to the same network > open the Google home app > select your Google TV > go to Settings > choose Ambient Mode > choose Google Photos and select the photos you want to use as a screensaver.

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