In this article, we are gonna show you how you can access and view your photos and videos on Roku from Google Photos.
What is Google Photos?
Google photos is a default app on Android devices. It organizes, stores and synchronizes your photos and videos. It categorizes your photos and videos in albums, date, location, name and more. iPhone users can also use this app by installing it from the app store. By synchronizing your photos and videos, you can watch them anywhere by just signing into your google account. And you can also retrieve your photos if your phone is broken or stolen by just signing into your google account.
Features of Google Photos
- Its auto-backup feature backups your photos and videos automatically on the internet.
- You can extend its storage capacity by paying which starts at $1.99/month.
- It saves your local storage as it syncs your photos and videos on cloud storage.
- Searching the photos helps you find the photos.
- You can edit photos with basic editing tools.
Is Google Photos Available on Roku?
No, unfortunately, Google Photos is officially not available on the Roku channel store. But you can watch google photos on your Roku by a method called screen mirroring.
What is Screen Mirroring?
Screen mirroring is like casting your Phone/Laptop’s screen to your Roku device. Roku provides you with the facility to mirror the screen. With the help of screen mirroring, you will be able to watch google photos from your Android phone on your Roku screen. We will show through the easy steps how to enable screen mirroring and watch google photos on the Roku screen.
How to Watch Google Photos on Roku
To watch google photos on Roku using screen mirroring:
- You must have installed the updated Google Photos app on an Android phone.
- Android phone and Roku must be connected to the same network.
Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
Press the home button and go to the settings.
Select “System” in the settings.
Select screen mirroring and select screen mirroring mode.
Check the Prompt or Always option.
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Screen mirroring using Roku using Android
Android phone and Roku must be connected to the same network.
On your android, go to Settings then Connection and Sharing, and then click Cast.
Now select your Roku device from the available devices list and allow the device to mirror the screen.
Now select the photos and videos from the Google Photos you want to watch on the Roku screen.
Screen mirroring using Roku using a PC
Now press Windows + P keys together and click Connect to a wireless display option.
Select Roku from the list of available devices and your screen will be cast to your Roku TV screen.
Now visit the website Photos – Google Photos using a web browser and enter your Google login details.
Now select the photos or videos you want to view on Roku.
We hope this article helped you in watching Google Photos on Roku. To enjoy watching Google Photos, you have to mirror the device using your Android or PC/Laptop. Still, if you have any confusion or any queries regarding mirroring devices, Google Photos on Roku, feel free to ask in the comment section. We are here to help you and guide you to find solutions to your problems. You can also tell if you found this article helpful in watching Google Photos on your Roku device by writing to us in the comment section. We will appreciate your responses. Thank you.