How to Change Chromecast Backdrop: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ambient Mode settings Open the Google Home app. . Touch and hold your device's tile. At the top right corner, tap Settings . Scroll down tap Ambient Mode.

Google Chromecast is a great way to stream your favorite content from your phone to your TV. But did you know that you can also change the picture on your Chromecast? Yes, you can choose your favorite picture and use it to the full potential. In this post, we will show you how to change a picture on your Google Chromecast.

There are two ways to change the backdrop on your Chromecast: using your Chromecast device or using your phone. Let’s start with the first method.

To change the backdrop using your Chromecast device, follow these steps:

1. Come to your homepage and go to settings.

2. Scroll down to your system and then scroll down to your ambient mode.

3. Open the Ambient Mode and choose from Google Photos, Art Gallery, and Experimental options.

4. If you choose Art Gallery, you will be given a catalog of your pictures, including fine art, Arthur Space, straight art, or captures on the pixel.

5. You can also choose experimental, which is a low bandwidth mode and which is also available for your pictures.

6. Select the time for the slide show which can range from 5 seconds to 10 minutes.

7. Once you have made your selection, your Chromecast’s backdrop will be updated accordingly.

Now, let’s move on to the second method, which is using your phone.

To change the backdrop using your phone, you need to follow these steps:

1. Make sure you have the Google Home app installed on your device.

2. Open the Google Home app, and then you will see your Chromecast found in your Google Home applications.

3. Tap on your Chromecast, and then tap on ‘Settings.’

4. Here, you will see an option called ‘Ambient Mode.’

5. Tap on Ambient Mode, and then choose Google Photos.

6. Mark ‘on’ if you want to get your pictures synced to your Chromecast.

7. Scroll down and choose an option called ‘Personal Photo Curation.’

8. Choose either ‘All Album’ or ‘Live Album Only.’

9. Set the time for the slide show which can range from 5 seconds to 10 minutes.

10. Once you have set everything up, your Chromecast’s backdrop will be updated accordingly.

That’s it! Now you know how to change the backdrop on your Chromecast using both your phone and your Chromecast device. By following these steps, you can set up your favorite pictures with your Chromecast and enjoy them whenever you want. We hope this guide was helpful to you.


How do I add pictures to my Chromecast screen?
Open the Google Photos app. .Select the photo or album you want to cast, and then, at the top right, select Cast .Select your Chromecast.Open a photo or video on your device to display it on your TV. You can swipe between photos to change what's displayed.