chromecast google+ photos

Chromecast support comes to Google+ Photos

Up until now, a third-party app (such as Avia, Plex and many others) was required to cast your Google+ Photos to your T.V. via the Chromecast.

Now, Google has finally baked Chromecast support into

the Photos app for Android and iOS. The update is apparently going out today, so keep an eye out for it. Mine must have updated when I wasn’t looking, because I noticed the cast button in my Photos app.

Everybody I talk to says the new feature works great. I haven’t been able to get it to work quite yet. Still trying to figure out if it’s a me problem or an app problem. Google+ connects to my Chromecast no problem, but when I select a picture to cast, it says “this picture is not available for casting” even though I’ve verified that the photo has in fact been uploaded to my Google+ photos.

If it turns out to be some kind of bug y’all should know about I’ll update this post, but most likely this is a me problem.

Anyway try it out, and let us know how it works for you!


About James Welbes

James is a guy who does things. Lots of things. Nothing weird, mostly computer things like blogging, web development, Netflix. He's a total Google fanboy, (despite Allo) and has been recognized as a Google Expert in Google's Chromebook Central product forum.