One of the functions of Chromecast, both the first and second generation, is to stream the photos that are on the phone to the TV. This is useful for showing photos of a trip, for example, to friends and family without passing your cell phone one by one.
If you have not tried this particular feature of your Chromecast, then you should. You will love watching your favorite pictures being displayed on the big TV screen over Wi-Fi network. No cables or wires are to be used to display the pictures. However, a problem may appear on Google’s device during use, blocking the transmission of content.
Check out the tips below and see how to resolve the Chromecast failure, regardless of generation. The reason for the problem is probably because the photos are not synced yet with Google Photos, the machine’s image storage service.
Turning on Google Photos auto sync
Step 1. Open the Google Photos app on your phone and touch the burger button located in the upper right corner of the screen. In the side menu that opens, touch “Settings”.
Step 2. On the settings screen, touch the first option, “Backup and sync”. Finally, enable the option “Backup and Sync” as shown in the image.
Choosing which folders to sync
You can further define which folders should be synced. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1. Still in the Google Photos settings screen, touch “Back up device folders”. Now navigate through the folders listed and choose which folders to sync.
It is worth remembering that the folder of your camera is already synchronized by default, without requiring any user intervention. With this setting enabled, all photos in the folders you choose will be automatically synced.
Synchronization may take longer than expected. There are several reasons for this. If you have defined in the settings that the backup of the photos should be done in the maximum quality, the process will certainly take a little longer. If you’re on a slow Wi-Fi network, backing up your photos will also slow down.
In addition, you can have the application set up to not sync images when you are connected only on the cellular network or only when the phone is connected to the charger. All of these factors can contribute to the delay in syncing and backing up your photos to the Google service.
Fortunately, there is a way to force synchronization. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to force the process at any time.
Once the photos are synced with Google Photos, chances are you’ll now be able to see them directly on your TV through Chromecast. If you are still experiencing the problem, then you should get in touch with experts, and by that we mean, Chromecast Helpline. They will assist you with this problem in the most suitable way and as a result, you will be able to watch pictures on TV using Chromecast.
To be able to watch pictures on TV from the laptop using Google Chromecast would be awesome, and Chromecast is capable of doing that. However, if you are not able to do so for some reason, then don’t worry. Check out the troubleshooting guide to know how you can make it happen.