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    Default How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    I thought that you were supposed to be able to view your photos on Chromecast, but I can't figure out how to do it. Did I misunderstand? If not, please tell me how or direct me to instructions. Thank you.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    I haven't done it myself but my guess would be to look for a photo app in Chorome store that would allow you to use and manipulate local photos in chrome. Then just cast the tab. This is just a guess but seems like a decent thing to try
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lowe View Post
    I thought that you were supposed to be able to view your photos on Chromecast, but I can't figure out how to do it. Did I misunderstand? If not, please tell me how or direct me to instructions. Thank you.
    I am not sure where you read that. Chromecast only works with a few apps at present and the stock gallery app is not one of them. Now, if your photos are on your PC there is a beta option in Chrome to cast your entire desktop.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    Yea, I thought I might do something along those lines with Picasa, since it is a Google product, but I can't figure out how to make it work. Maybe it is like patruns below says, the feature is not available yet.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    I guess I just misunderstood. There are other ways that I can view my photos on my widescreen TV such as the new Android Roku app and TwonkyBeam. I'll just keep using them until Chromecast adds that feature. Thanks.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    Most of my photos are on Dropbox, and there's a slideshow extension for Chrome, which will cycle through my photos. Then I cast it to the TV. I can also drag/drop photos to Chrome, but unless I use a slideshow program, it obviously shows only one photo at a time.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoosiermama2799 View Post
    Most of my photos are on Dropbox, and there's a slideshow extension for Chrome, which will cycle through my photos. Then I cast it to the TV. I can also drag/drop photos to Chrome, but unless I use a slideshow program, it obviously shows only one photo at a time.
    Hi this is a super late response to this thread, but could you tell me what slideshow extension for Chrome you're talking about? I have been looking for something like this but so far haven't found.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    Most photo manager applications on PC have a slideshow mode. Open Chrome. I assume you have the Chromecast extension installed. Enable casting the entire screen rather than just the tab. Then just start the photo slideshow on whatever photo manager application you use.

    I upload my share-worthy photos to Flickr. Using Chrome, I visit the Flickr site. Cast the tab. And start the slideshow mode in Flickr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrrick View Post
    I haven't done it myself but my guess would be to look for a photo app in Chorome store that would allow you to use and manipulate local photos in chrome. Then just cast the tab. This is just a guess but seems like a decent thing to try
    Yup, that works. A little lag between laptop and TV, but not bad once you get started.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    I used Local File Viewer extension.
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    " a little lag"? Big time lag and the quality sucks when viewing flickr via chrome casting on a large screen
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    I just downloaded an app called avia. I was able to cast my photos to my chromecast using this and some of the videos stored locally on my phone/tablet.

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    Posted from my iPad mini.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    CHROMECAST does NOTHING seems to be the short answer!
    At least until you download SPECIAL APPS: Chrome Browser first of all, then you can "cast"
    whatever you see in the browser to your TV (may be really laggy).
    Then a special (new) version of YouTube app, then you can "cast" some YouTube content to your TV.
    Apparently everything you want to "cast" requires it's own app!

    Confirm or dispute, anyone? Thanks.
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    Further grousing: DLNA works badly, but is BUILT INTO (apparently?) both Gallery and the Video Player on my Samsung GS3.

    But ChromeCast is built into NOTHING (although it comes from Google, who originated Android!)
    (OK now it is built into Chrome Browser and Youtube App, and more apps as time goes by)

    Apples and Oranges, I guess, DLNA came from some committee sort of organization I think.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    Chromecast is a portal to the tv. It is up to the software providers to support it. There aren't special versions of the software for it. It isn't like you can get Netflix, or plex now without CC support.

    As far as DLNA goes, though it kind of is apples and oranges one thing isn't. DLNA has been around since 2003. How long did it take to go mainstream. The CC landed in 2013, a full decade later.

    The key difference between DLNA and the CC is that DLNA was simply about providing a network connection to local content without and content management or metadata. Basically all about the connection and not about the overall experience. DLNA has come a long way but is far behind the experience a htpc or other metadata rich based solutions avaliable today.

    The big advantage of the CC is that in most cases it leans on a remote server to do whatever heavy lifting is needed for compatability. That is something that was a big issue for DLNA for a long time.

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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    A lot of long winded responses for no reason try

    'Local cast'

    Its in the play store - free

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan smartt View Post
    A lot of long winded responses for no reason try

    'Local cast'

    Its in the play store - free

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    Maybe you see something I don't, but I don't see were he asked how to do anything. It was a rant, and a rather poor one. That is why I tried to explain a few things.
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    Woven () supports Chromecast starting with version 1.11. You can view your Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Dropbox... photos and videos on Chromecast (Disclaimer: I work for the publisher).
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    Default Re: How do you view your photos on Chromecast?

    I use an App called Allcast. You can cast locally stored photos and videos. I've also got another app called Avia. That one can cast stuff stored in drop box and facebook.
    Posted from my iPad mini.

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