Google Photos is a dedicated app from Google that you to view photos and video files from your local storage. Though it is one of the pre-installed apps on the most popular devices, Google Photos is not available for Roku devices. However, you can access this app through the PhotoView for Google Photos app and screen mirroring methods.
The PhotoView for Google Photos app is natively available on the Roku Channel Store. With this app, you can get all your Google Photos on Roku and it supports multiple Google accounts. Google Photos has numerous advanced features that help to automatically organize and store your files in an album format.
Here, you will find the ways you can use to access Google Photos on your Roku devices. All the methods discussed here are fully tested by our technical team to confirm their reliability.
How to Access Google Photos Via PhotoView on Roku
1. Launch the Roku device and press the Home button on the Roku remote.
2. Choose Streaming Channels on the Home screen.
3. Click Search Channels and search for PhotoView for Google Photos in the Roku Channel Store.
4. Click + Add Channel to download the app to your Roku.
5. Select Go to Channel to launch PhotoView for Google Photos on Roku.
6. Note the activation code displayed on your TV screen.
7. Then, visit the link displayed on your TV screen (https://www.photoviewapp.com/link/) to connect with your Google Account.
8. Enter the authentication code and click on the Link Device button.
9. Now, sign in with your Google account to connect with the PhotoView for Google Photos app.
10. After that, the PhotoView for the Google Photos app will refresh.
11. You can now get access to the images you have saved on the Google Photos app.
How to Get Google Photos on Roku by Screen Mirroring
It is important to turn on the screen mirroring permission on your Roku device. So, you must enable the Screen Mirroring option on Roku for Android and enable the AirPlay option on Roku for iPhone/iPad before proceeding further.
From Android Smartphone
1. Connect your Roku and Android devices to the same WiFi network.
2. Download and install Google Photos on your Android smartphone from the Play Store.
3. Go to the Notification Panel and select Cast.
4. Choose your Roku device to connect.
5. Now, launch the Google Photos app and sign in to your account.
6. To stop the mirroring, click the Cast icon on the Notification Panel and tap the Disconnect button.
1. Ensure that you have connected your iPhone or iPad and Roku to the same WiFi network.
2. Install the Google Photos app on your device from the App Store.
3. Launch Google Photos and log in with your account.
4. Choose the content to stream and hit the AirPlay/Screen Mirroring icon at the top.
4. Select the Roku device to connect and start streaming the content on the Roku device.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. But, it is impossible to get it in a straightforward way, as Google Photos is unavailable for Roku. Instead, you can get it through the PhotoView for Google Photos app or casting technique.
Yes. Google Photos has an automatic function to back up photos from the local storage of your mobile. So, even if you delete any photos from your mobile, you can get them from the Google Photos app.