Google Photos is the smartphone app that is the home for all your photos and videos. Your photos and videos will be organized automatically based on the date. You can back up all your photos and videos to Google photos and access them from any device by using the same Gmail ID. The web-based version of Google Photos helps to upload pictures and videos from your PC and Mac. Google photos and Google Drive can automatically sync all your photos to your Google account. Now, let us see how you can access the Google Photos on Roku.

Can You Get Google Photos on Roku?

No, there is no official Google Photos app on the Roku Channels store. Additionally, there is no option to side-load third-party apps, so there is no option to install Google Photos on the Roku Streaming device. And the only option you have left to access the Google Photos on your streaming device is by using the screen mirroring feature.

Note: By using the screen mirroring method, you can only view the mobile contents on Roku. You cannot sync the videos or photos directly on Roku.

How to Access Google Photos on Roku

Since you have to mirror the Google Photos app from your Android or iOS Smartphone, you need to make sure that you have enabled the screen mirroring on your Roku TV. And to do the same, go to Settings > System > Screen Mirroring > Screen Mirroring mode. Now, click on the Allways Allow option to enable the screen mirroring on Roku.

Screen Mirror Google Photos on Roku from Android Smartphone

1. Open the Google Photos app on your Android Smartphone. If you haven’t installed the Google Photos app, install the app from the Google Play Store.

2. Next, connect your Android Smartphone and Roku TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

3. On the next step, launch the Notification Panel and tap on Cast.

Tap on Cast

4. Then, choose your Roku device.

5. Now, launch the Google Photos app and sign in with your Google Account.

6. Choose any photos, and it will display on your TV.

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Screen Mirror Google Photos on Roku from iOS Smartphone

To screen mirror iOS Smartphone on your Roku TV, you need to enable the AirPlay feature from the Settings. And to do the same, go to Settings > Apple AirPlay and HomeKit. Next, from the Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings, turn on the AirPlay feature. After that, you can follow the steps below to screen mirror Google Photos to Roku from iOS Smartphone.

1. Install the Google Photos app on your iOS Smartphone from the App Store.

2. Then, establish the same Wi-Fi network connection between your iOS Smartphone and Roku.

3. Now, go to the Control Center on your iOS Smartphone and tap on Screen Mirroring.

Tap on Screen Mirroring

4. Then, from the list of available devices section, choose your Roku device.

5. Launch the Google Photos app on your iOS Smartphone.

6. Next, sign in using your Google Account.

7. Now, select any images from Google Photos to view on your TV.

Screen Mirror Google Photos on Roku from Windows PC

1. Connect your Windows computer and Roku device to the same WiFi network.

2. Open the web browser on your computer and visit photos.google.com. Next, sign in to your account

4. Then click on the Action Center from the lower right corner.

5. Select Connect option from the above-appeared list.

GOOGLE PHOTOS ON ROKU

6. Once your device is found, Select your Roku Device from the search results.

7. Now, the Google Photos web version will mirror your TV.

8. Finally, you can choose any images you have uploaded on Google Photos to view them on the big screen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Google Photos on Roku?

No, the Google Photos is unavailable in the Channel Store.

2. How to get Google Photos on Roku?

The only way to get Google Photos on your streaming device is by using the screen mirroring the Google Photos app from Android or iOS Smartphones.