Google Photos is one of the developments from Google Inc, like Google TV. Google Photos has a collection of all photos and videos linked to your Google account. It also has photos deleted on your phone and keeps them in the cloud. Unfortunately, the Google Photos app is unavailable in the Roku Channel Store, but still, you can view Google Photos on Roku with the PhotoView for Google Photos app. This app is accessible for free in the channel store. Let’s see how to do it.

Google Photos on Roku

Features

  • It can display Google Photos in a slideshow while browsing, and you can move forward, backward, and pause the slideshows using the remote.
  • It has the Shuffle Photos option to stream all the images in Google Photos randomly as a slideshow. You can also change the time period of the slideshow for each photo.
  • It can download the images in HD format, and you can also choose the format based on the internet connection.
  • It offers a Search option to find the photo with tags, and it will show all the photos in the respective tags.

See How to Get Google Apps on Roku.

Steps to View Google Photos on Roku

Follow these simple steps carefully to cast photos to Roku.

Add PhotoView for Google Photos

1. Connect the Roku device to the TV’s HDMI port and launch the Roku device.

2. Press the Home button on the remote to get the menu and select Streaming Channels from it.

Select Streaming Channels - Google Photos on Roku

3. In the Channel Store, scroll down and select Search Channels.

Select Search Channels - Google Photos on Roku

4. Enter PhotoView for Google Photos and choose it from the suggestions.

PhotoView for Google Photos

5. Select Add Channel to get the app on Roku and click OK in the prompt.

Add PhotoView for Google Photos on Roku

Sign in to Google Account to View Google Photos

1. Search for the PhotoView app on the Roku Home screen by scrolling down.

2. Select the app to launch it on Roku.

3. Sign in to your Google Account to get Google Photos.

4. An Activation code appears on the screen. Visit Google Site using a smartphone or PC.

5. Enter the activation code and click Next. It will link Google Photos to the app, and you can view it.

Alternative Method – How to Get Google Photos to Firestick

You can get the Google Photos on your Firestick by using the screen mirroring feature. But first, you need to make sure that you have enabled the screen mirroring on your Roku TV. Then, you can follow the steps below to screen mirror Google Photos to your streaming device.

Screen Mirror Google Photos from Android Smartphone

Connect your Android Smartphone to the Wi-Fi network as same as your Roku device. Next, you can follow the steps below to screen mirror the Google Photos app to your device.

1. Launch the Google Photos app on your Android Smartphone. If you haven’t installed the app, you can get it from the Google Play Store.

2. Next, go to the Notification Panel and tap on the Cast icon.

Tap on Cast

3. Then, choose your Roku device from the available devices list.

4. Now, launch the Google Photos app and sign in with your Google Account.

5. Finally, you can choose any photos to watch on your Roku TV.

Screen Mirror from iOS Smartphone

1. Find and launch the Google Photos app from your iOS Smartphone. If you can’t find the Google Photos app, you can install the app from the App Store.

2. Next, go to the Control Center and tap on Screen Mirroring.

Tap on Screen Mirroring

3. Now, choose your Roku device.

NOTE: Your Roku device will not appear if you haven’t connected your Roku device and iOS Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network.

4. Finally, launch the Google Photos app.

5. Sign in with your Google Account credentials.

6. Finally, choose any photos you have saved and view them on your Roku TV.

Screen Mirror Google Photos from PC

Google Photos has a web-supported version. So, you can use it to mirror the Google Photos to your streaming device.

1. Initiate the same Wi-Fi network connection between your PC and Roku.

2. On a web browser, visit the web page of Google Photos and sign in to your Google Account.

Google Photos website

3. Then, choose the available photos you want.

4. Next, on your keyboard, press the Windows + K keys and select your Roku device.

Select your Roku device - Google Photos on Roku

5. Finally, the photos you saved on the Google Photos platform will appear on your Roku TV.

FAQs

1. Is it possible to view Google Photos on Roku?

Yes, you can view Google Photos on Roku.

2. Can I get Google Photos on Roku?

Google Photos is not officially available on the Channel Store. But you can get the Photo View for Google Photos to access your Google Photos.

3. Is Google Photos the best Cloud Storage app?

Yes, Google Photos is one of the best Google apps for Roku.