Google Photos is one stop destination where you organize and view all your media files easily. It lets you back up your photos in original quality With that, you can easily share photos, videos, or gifs to any social media platform. Google Photos is available for Android, iOS, and web browsers. Though the Google Photos app is not available on Amazon Firestick, you can view photos through Google Photos using other workarounds.
How to Use Google Photos on Firestick
Due to some issues between Amazon and Google, Google apps and products are not available on Amazon and vice versa. Here are the three procedures through which we can use Google Photos on Firestick:
- Using Photo Viewer for Android TV.
- Use Google Photos on Firestick by casting your Mobile to Firestick
- Install Google Photos on Firestick as a third-party app
How to View Google Photos on Firestick using Photo Viewer
The Photo Viewer for Android TV app is available on the Firestick App Store. So you can install the app to connect to Google Photos.
#1: Launch the Fire TV home screen and click on the Search icon.
#2: Search for Photo Viewer for Android TV using the on-screen keyboard.
#3: Select the app from the search results.
#4: Tap Get or Download to get the app.
#5: Wait till the app gets installed and click Open to launch.
#6: Select Connect to Google Photos option from the home page.
#7: Sign in with your Google Account and click Continue to accept their terms.
#8: Toggle on This device is publicly accessible, and enter a passcode to lock the profile.
#9: Go back to the home page and click Connect to Google Photos option.
#10: Enter the passcode to unlock and click Continue.
#11: Now, you can access all the photos and videos on the Google Photos app.
You can also try alternatives for Photo Viewer for Android TV, like PixArt Gallery TV App, PhotoSync Bundle Add-On, SkyFolio, etc.
How to Cast Google Photos to Firestick
Casting is one of the simplest methods to see your photos on the
#1: Connect your mobile and Firestick to the same WiFi network.
#2: Long press the Home button on your Firestick and choose the Screen Mirroring option to enable it.
#3: In your mobile, Go to Settings -> Connected Devices -> Connection Preference -> Cast.
#4: Click on the Firestick device name which is displayed and connect to it.
#5: Your phone will now get mirrored on Amazon Firestick.
#6: Now open the Google Photos app.
#7: You can now scroll through the photos and watch your favorite memories on the big screen.
This is one of the simplest ways to see your photos through Google Photos on the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
How to Install Google Photos on Amazon Fire TV Stick
You can use any of the sideloading apps to install Google photos on Amazon Fire Stick. We are using the Downloader app here. But you can also use other apps like ES File Explorer, Aptoide TV, Apps2Fire, FireDL, and the ADB method to install Google Photos on Firestick.
#1: Go to Settings from the Firestick home screen and select My Fire TV.
#2 Under that, tap Developer Options.
#3 Click Install Unknown Sources and turn it on.
Install using Downloader
#1: Open the Downloader app on Firestick.
#2: Enter the URL https://bit.ly/3XDf482 and click GO.
#3: The app will start downloading.
#4: Once downloaded, it will automatically move to the app installation page.
#5: Scroll down and click Install.
#6: The app will start installing.
#7: Click Open once the app gets installed.
#8: Tap on the Delete button to delete the Google Photos APK.
You might find the photos available on your Firestick. Click Sign in with your login credentials to bring your photos which are synced to your Google Account. Now enjoy using your Favorite app on Amazon Firestick.
Sometimes you might feel trouble using Firestick remote on Google Photos. At such times, you have to use the Mouse Toggle app on Firestick to move across photos without any trouble. You can use the above method to install Google photos on all three generations of Firestick like Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, 1st Gen and 2nd Gen.
Yes, you change the screen saver on Fire TV using Google Photos.
If Google Photos on Firestick is not working, first, check whether you have connected with a stable internet connection. Then, close the app and clear the unwanted cache files on the app.
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