Google Chromecast’s New Ambient Mode and How To Show Facebook Photos on Your TV

via IFTTT Google Chromecast’s New Ambient Mode and How To Show Facebook Photos on Your TV

Google Chromecast’s latest update provides the ability to edit the Google Chromecast Ambient Mode settings. If you don’t know what Ambient Mode is, it’s a set of pictures that are broadcast in a slideshow format to your TV when you’ve connected either a generation 1 or generation 2 Google Chromecast.

The pictures normally shown on Google Chromecast’s Ambient Mode are high quality and interesting to look at. You call that the Art Gallery mode on your Google Home app in the Google Chromecast Ambient Mode settings page. You’ll also see the new Personal Photos option, as well as an experimental option. Personal Photos connects to Google Photos, and that allows you to choose albums you have there. The experimental mode allows you to connect to Facebook or Flickr and use those photos for display on your TV.

On top of all of this, you can also change the units of measurement for temperature (celsius or fahrenheit) and you can change whether or not information will be displayed related to the origin of the photo. The last setting you’ll have access to is how fast Google Chromecast will switch between pictures, which is probably my favorite setting.

All this to say, using this tutorial video you’ll be able to put your Facebook photos on your TV in a slideshow at any time. It’s a lot of fun to look back at the different albums I’ve taken and I hope you enjoy the new Google Chromecast Ambient mode settings. These new changes have just been released for Google Chromecast in 2018, and I think it’s one of the best features yet for the Chromecast dongle.

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