Google launches Chromecast Photowall for iOS and Android

Douglas Soltys

March 24, 2014 6:00pm

With Google’s Chromecast finally available above the 49th parallel, Canadians can now start taking a closer look at the TV streaming device. Google released a new app for iOS yesterday for those interested in Chromecast’s media streaming capabilities.

Photowall for Chromecast lets users share photos from any iOS device or Android devices (running iOS 6.0/Android 3.0 and higher) directly to their television via Chromecast. The app also allows users to edit or doodle on the photos (moustaches for everyone!) as well as share them with anyone else on the same network. Once the fun is over, the app will automatically create a YouTube video of the photo session for later viewing.

The app is designated a ‘Chrome experiment’, which Google often uses for fun technology demonstrations, so the simple app could be viewed as a demo product for iOS and Android users who might be interested in Chromecast’s cheaper offering over Apple TV.

  • thedesmodes

    Just got my chromecast today so thought I would try it out, but everytime it asks to login it opens chrome for a second then closes and I can add nor can I edit photos, doesn’t matter wouldn’t have used it.

  • Haitao Li

    Chromecast device itself doesn’t require any password and allow anybody in the LAN to cast. So it feels a bit odd when I was asked to login to Google just to show my own photos on the phone. And I got “500 Internal Server Error” after authorization step. 🙁 Pixocast does a better job casting both photos and videos.

    • Jim Thibault

      Am I missing something, I see no Android support so I care less. The Photowall app is experimental i am sure it will get better but Pixocast is useless without supporting Android.