Change the screen saver on your TV

You can choose what displays on your TV screen when you’re not watching anything. 

Set up the Google Home app

  1. Make sure your phone and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your phone, download the Google Home app Google Home from the Play Store.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the app.

Change screen saver settings

You might get different options on your TV. For more details, contact your device manufacturer.

Choose what to display on your TV 

  1. On your phone, open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Choose your Android TV device.
  3. At the top right, tap Settings Settings and then Ambient mode.
  4. Choose your options:
    • Google Photos: Show albums from your Google Photos account.
    • Art gallery: Show images and artwork curated by Google.
    • Experimental: Show images from new sources and try new features.

Fix issues with your screen saver

If your screen saver doesn’t show the settings you chose in the app, you might need to change the settings on your TV.

  1. Go to the Android TV home screen.
  2. At the top, select Settings Settings.
  3. Select Screen saver and then Screen saver and then Backdrop.
Tip: If you still have issues, contact your device manufacturer.
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