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 be used to sync all your photos automatically to your Google account. You can access Google Photos on various devices includes Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Firestick, and many more.
Roku is the media streaming device connected to your TV. All the Roku devices supports high-resolution contents.
Can You Get Google Photos on Roku?
No, there is no official Google photos app on Roku Channels store. There is no option to side-load third-party apps, so there is no option to install Google Photos on Roku Streaming device.
There is an alternative way to view Google Photos on your Roku connected TV screen.
Note: By using screen mirroring method you can only view the mobile contents on Roku. You cannot sync the videos or photos directly on Roku.
Mirror Google Photos App on Roku Device
Step 1: Connect your Android device and Roku device to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Install Google Photos app on your Android device.
Step 3: Open the settings on your Android device
Step 4: Select connection and sharing option.
Step 5: Click on Cast button.
Step 6: Enable the cast option, it will search for available devices nearby.
Step 7: Select your Roku device name form the search results.
Step 8: Once your device is connected, the mobile screen will be displayed on your Roku connected TV screen.
Step 9: Open the Google photos app on your mobile device, the same will be displayed on your TV screen.
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Google Photos on Roku from Windows
Step 1: Connect your Windows computer and Roku device to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Open the web browser on your computer and visit photos.google.com
Step 3: Enable Screen Mirroring option on your Roku device.
Step 4: Then click on the notification icon on the bottom right corner.
Step 5: Select Connect option from the above appeared list.
Step 6: Once your device is found, Select your Roku Device from the search results.
Step 7: Now Open the Google Photos app on your computer, the same will appear on your TV screen.
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Google Photos is one of the best photo viewing and syncing app available on most of the platforms. But there is no way to get Google Photos directly on Roku, unlike Amazon Firestick or Fire TV, it is not possible to side-load any third-party app. Mirroring or casting from your mobile or accessories is the only option to view your Photos app on your Roku.