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Chromecast Ambient Mode won't display any Google Photos 1 Recommended Answer 28 Replies 35 Upvotes
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My Chromecast cannot be set to display anything from my Google Photos account in Ambient mode.

I can go into the Ambient settings, choose Google Photos, pick any of my albums, then back out to the ambient settings and see "Google Photos" checked. But the Chromecast continues to show photos from the Art Gallery. No matter which photo album I pick, or how many photos there are for it to look at, it never shows any of them actually on the TV. This issue has been present for several months now.

I've tried a factory reset of the Chromecast, which had no effect. The Chromecast is on firmware 1.37.144496 and it's linked to my Google account.
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My Favourites don't appear as an option in the list of albums.

What is the point of showing albums if only Favourites work with Ambient mode?
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Can you "star" a bunch of photos in Google Photos and then see a Favorites?
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I have 456 photos starred as Favourites in Google Photos, which I can see on the web interface and the Android Photos app. The Google Home app only shows me a list of Albums. None of those Albums actually appear on the Chromecast in Ambient mode when selected.
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I can go to ambient setting but there’s no option to choose Google photos... only Art gallery and experimental.  Any suggestions?
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