Google Photos on Firestick | How to install & view?

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View Google Photos on Amazon Firestick

Google Photos is a great photo manager application. You can organize and backup your pictures on it. You can also share your images with others. It would be great to view photos on a big screen. You can use the Firestick app for this purpose. If you want to view Google Photos on your Amazon Firestick app, this article is for you. In this article, we will show you how to download Google Photos on your Firestick. So let’s jump right into this topic.

What is Firestick?

The Amazon Fire TV stick is a streaming video player which Amazon sells. It has a shape of an oversized USB flash drive, and it plugs directly into your television’s HDMI input. It is a full-featured streaming player rather than storing files, and it can turn any television with an HDMI port into a Smart TV. 

You can download and use different apps from it. The best thing about this service is that you can install all android apps and games on it. In addition, it has a built-in casting option in it so that you can cast from any of your devices. If you know how to cast Firestick, then you do not have to use Google Chromecast. Unfortunately, Google Photos is not available on the official Amazon App Store. But you can download it using third-party apps. Let us show you how to download Google Photos on Firestick. 

Allow Third-party apps on Firestick

Step 1

Open your Firestick TV using the Firestick remote and press the home button to the home screen.

Step 2

Click on the Settings option.

Step 3

Select the My Fire TV option.

Step 4

After that, go to the Developer Options menu.

Step 5

Select the Apps from Unknown Sources option from the following Screen.

Step 6

Enable that option.

When you enable this option, you get able to download any third-party app on your Firestick. Now, you have to install the Android version of Google Photos on Firestick. Let us show you how to do that.

Install Google Photos on Firestick using the Downloader app

Step 1

First of all, install the downloader app from the official Amazon App Store.

 

Step 2

When the installation is complete, open the app.

Step 3

Press the Select button from the Firestick TV remote to highlight the URL field.

Step 4

Type https://bit.ly/2LKSmvi in the URL field.

Step 5

The Google Photos app will be displayed. Click on the Go button.

Step 6

The app will start to download. When the download is complete, click on the app to install it. 

Step 7

When the installation is done, open the app.

Step 8

Sign in with your Google account. You will be able to use the Google Photos app on your Firestick.

Google Photos from Android to Firestick

If you do not want to use the downloader app to install and use Google Photos on your Firestick, you can use the mirror method to view Google Photos from your Android phone to Firestick. Let us show you how to do that.

Step 1

First of all, make sure that your Android mobile phone is connected to the same internet as your Firestick.

Step 2

Press and hold the home button of your Firestick TV remote till the access menu gets displayed.

Step 3

Enable the Screen Mirroring mode and exit.

Step 4

After that, open your Android smartphone and tap on the Cast icon on the notification bar.

Step 5

Your phone will start displaying all nearby available devices. Choose your Firestick device from the list.

Step 6

Your phone will mirror its Screen on your Firestick device.

Step 7

Open the Google Photos app on your Android smartphone, and start watching any photo you want. It will be mirrored on the Firestick TV.

We hope that this article helped you in viewing the Google Photos app on your Firestick. We showed you two methods to perform this task. You can use either of them. If you have any queries related to this topic, you can ask us in the comment section. We would love to help you. You can also share your thoughts about this topic in the comment section. Was this article helpful? Let us know in the comment section.

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