We had company over for dinner last night and, invariably, there came a time where they started showing us pictures from their last trip. They opened the photos on their phone, then we would pass the phone around.
- Set the TV source to HDMI2 (whatever port has the Chromecast device plugged in)
- Connect the phone to the same WiFi hotspot that the TV/Chromecast is connected to. Our household hotspot is “Geeks Hotspot” When we first installed the Chromecast, we followed the instructions to connect it to that hotspot.
I told our friends to go to the WiFi settings on their iPhone and connect to Geeks Hostpot. I gave them the password.
- Open Google Photos and open the first photos you want to show, then tap the chromecast button in the upper right.
- You should now be seeing that photo on the TV. On an iPhone, you will need to swipe left to see the next photo. On Android, you can tap the 3-dot menu and choose Play Slideshow to have the photos progress automatically.
Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Top Contributor for the Google Photos Forum, owner of the LearnGooglePhotos.com blog, and author of Mrs. Geek’s Guide to Google Photos.
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