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How to View Google Photos on Apple TV



Google Photos is a photo-sharing and storage service developed by Google. On Google Photos, users can view, edit, save, upload new photos, create new videos, animations, collages, and more. As of now, it offers 15 GB of free storage to use. Further, the resolution limit for the photos is 16MP, while videos are compressed to 1080p. In addition, it creates photo book collections by grouping pictures based on factors like dates, people, and places.

Google Photos is not available for Apple TV. But you can view the images of Google Photos on Apple TV via casting or screen mirroring. Before following the steps, connect your iOS device and Apple TV under the same WiFi network.

How to View Google Photos on Apple TV

As said, there is no standalone Google Photos app for AppleTV, so you can use the Airplay feature to view the photos.

[1] First, install Google Photos on your iPhone/iPad from App Store.

[2] Launch the Google Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.

Install google photos

[3] Now, tap the Airplay icon on the app.

Airplay Google Photos on Apple TV

[4] Further, select your Apple TV device from the list of devices available.

[5] Select the photo you want to view, and it will display on your Apple TV.

Alternative Way to Get Google Photos on Apple TV

If you don’t see the Airplay icon on the Google Photos app, refer to the below steps to view Google Photos on tvOS.

[1] Unlock your iPhone and navigate to the Control Centre.

[2] Select the Screen Mirroring option on the Control center.

Tap Screen Mirroring

[3] Further, select your Apple TV device to mirror your iOS device screen.

[4] Launch the Google Photos app and view the photos on your tvOS.

How to Set Google Photos as Screensaver

You cannot use this method if you mirror your iOS screen. It is only applicable when you Airplay Google Photos.

1. Select an image that you want to set as a screensaver.

2. Now, go to Options and select Set as Screensaver.

3. Click Confirm, and the photo will be set as your screensaver.

Other Google Photos Guides:

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you get Google Photos on Apple TV?

No. The Google Photos app is not available in the App Store of AppleTV.

2. Does Google Photos offer free unlimited photo storage?

No. Google Photos only provides storage space of 15 GB for free.

3. How do I install the Google Photos app on Apple TV?

You cannot install the Google Photos app on tvOS. If you wish to install the app, you need to jailbreak Apple TV.

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