View Google Photos using a speaker, display or Chromecast

Enjoy a slideshow 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, Chromecast or TV with Chromecast Built-In linked to your Google Nest or Home speaker or display.

Step 3. View your slideshow using voice commands

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:

View photos of named people (face grouping)

Note: Face grouping isn’t available in all countries. Learn more on the face grouping feature.

'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've already backed up and organised through your Google Photos account.

Step 4. Control your slideshow using voice commands

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

Note: After you say a command, a confirmation of the command will appear at the top-left corner of your screen.

To do this: Say 'Hey Google', then:
View next photo in slideshow 'Next photo on <device name>' or 'Next slide on <device name>'

View previous photo in slideshow

'Previous photo on <device name>' or 'Previous slide on <device name>'

Pause slideshow

Note: Each photo shows for five seconds

'Pause photos on <device name>' or 'Pause slideshow on <device name>'

Resume slideshow

'Resume photos on <device name>' or 'Resume slideshow on <device name>'

Stop slideshow

'Stop photos on <device name>' or 'Stop slideshow on <device name>'

Note: A slideshow 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 your device 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 speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Tap Assistant settings  Videos and photos.
  5. Under 'Photos', turn off Google Photos.

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