View Google Photos using Google speaker or display and Chromecast

Enjoy a slide show of your personal photos from your Google Photos library on any voice-supported TV with Chromecast or Chromecast Built-In – using only your voice.

Important: To view Google Photos using the Google Home app, you must have a Google Nest display with Photo Frame enabled and Chromecast or TV with Chromecast Built-In linked to your speaker or display. 

Step 3. View your slide show using voice commands

To do this: Say "Ok Google" or Hey Google", then…
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“Show me photos of <Margaret> on <device name>”
 

View photos of places

“Show me photos of <San Francisco> on <device name>”

View photos of things

“Show me photos of <dogs> on <device name>”

View photos by date

“Show me photos from <last year> on <device name>”

Note: These commands will only work for photos that you have already backed-up and organised through your Google Photos account.

Step 4. Control your slide show using voice commands

After using one of the voice commands above to start a slide show,  you'll see the Google Photos logo on your TV screen while the slide show opens. Once the slide show starts, use any of the commands below to control the slide show.

Note: After saying a command, you’ll see a confirmation of the command at the top-left corner of your screen. 

To do this: Say "Ok Google", then…
View next photo in slide show “Next photo on <device name>", "Next slide on <device name>"

View previous photo in slide show

“Previous photo on <device name>", "Previous slide on <device name>"

Pause slideshow
Note: Each photo shows for 5 seconds

“Pause photos on <device name>", "Pause slideshow on <device name>"

Resume slide show

“Resume photos on <device name>”, "Resume slideshow on <device name>" 

Stop slide show

“Stop photos on <device name>", "Stop slideshow on <device name>"

Note: A slide show shows the most recent photos first. Duplicates and lower quality photos are removed.

Prevent Google Photos from displaying on TVs   

If Personal results is on, Google Photos will show on TVs using Google Home by default. To turn off this feature, follow the steps below.
  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. At the top right, tap your account.
  3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Services and then Videos and photos.
  5. Under 'Photos', turn off Google Photos.

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