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Can Samsung TV Show Google Photos?

Have you ever taken a look at a photo on your Android device, computer, or even iPhone or iPad with the Google Photos app?

Ever think that you would love to find a way to get those photos up on your Samsung TV for all to see? Well, there is a way to do it, you just need to understand the process. Let us dig into how you can get Google Photos up on your Samsung TV with no struggle at all.

Can Samsung TV Show Google Photos?

Your Samsung TV will have the capability to display Google Photos through either its out-of-the-box technology or with a little assistance from a Google Chromecast addition to it.

Either way, casting to your Samsung TV is no problem at all. You can cast Google Photos to the Samsung TV via an Android device, computer, Apple iPhone, or Apple iPad.

How Do I Cast Google Photos To My TV?

What is the process you should go through when you want to cast Google Photos to your Samsung TV?

The process will depend on the device you are using to begin the casting process. We will explain how to cast to your Samsung TV from Google Photos on a variety of devices.


If you are using an Android device to send Google Photos to your television, you need to start by checking your device.

Be sure you have a device that has Android 4.4 or above. You also must be on the same wifi network as the Samsung TV.  

Now that you have verified the first two steps, you want to open up the Google Photos app on your Android device.

Once you choose a particular photo or album, look at the top right corner of the Android device screen. You should see a small Cast icon. When you click on the Cast icon, it will pull up the devices it can Cast.

When you hit the Cast button, it will show up on your television.

You can then swipe between photos, albums, and whatever on your Android device and check everything out. Use the Cast button to stop casting when done.


Using a computer to send Google Photos to your Samsung TV starts with the Google Chrome browser. Whether you are on a Windows OS device, Mac OS device, or Chromebook, it is possible with the Chrome browser. Be sure the Google Chrome browser is on the same wifi network as the television.  

You then need to navigate to and pull up the photo or album you would like to view.

You can then choose the Cast button and then select the television to send it to the screen. Use the same process to stop the Cast.

Apple iPhone or Apple iPad

You can even send Google Photos to your Samsung TV from an Apple iPhone or Apple iPad. To do this, you will need to have the Google Photos app.

Open up the Google Photos app on your iPad or iPhone and sign in with your Google account. This will give you access to all of the photos and albums.

When you are there, you can now pull up a picture or an album as you see fit. In the top right corner, you can select the Cast button to send it to the Samsung TV. Follow the same process to end the cast. 

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Can I Cast From Google to Samsung TV?

The only thing you need to keep in mind here with your Samsung TV is its capabilities. It must support Wi-Fi and Cast capabilities.

If it does not, you may need to add a small Google Chromecast to the television. By adding Google Chromecast to the Samsung TV you can do all of the castings you want without any issue at all.

Performing a Cast from Google Photos is possible no matter the originating device. If you are on an Android device, you can pull up a photo and you will see the eligible icon to begin the process.

On any type of computer, the power of Google Chrome will open up the same capabilities.

Finally, even outside of the Google ecosystem on an Apple iPad or Apple iPhone it is possible. You can use the Google Photos app to pull up any photo or album and then Cast it from the app.

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As long as you know how to troubleshoot and also how to end the Cast when you are done, you are off to the races showing off your great photos!