Google Photos on Firestick- How To Download & Install [2024]

By Ashley Heather

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Have you ever heard of Google Photos? If the answer is no, then you are going to learn about it in this post.

Google Photos is a cloud storage service offered by Google for the storage of your photos. With this app, you can store and share your photos and videos from one device to another. Photos can be accessed with any media player. One interesting thing about this app is that it organizes your photos perfectly using the image analytics technology by Google. So, there is no need for you to organize the photos yourself.

About Google Photos on Firestick

You can install Google Photos on a Firestick device if you have one. A Firestick device is a streaming device that is used to stream TV channels. This means you can view Google Photos on Firestick once the app is installed on your Firestick device. Fire TV Google Photos is the right app to keep your photos safe for generations. Amazon Fire Stick Google Photos is easy to use too. Continue reading as I will show how to install Google Photos for Firestick in this article.

How To Download & Install Google Photos on Firestick?

To install Google Photos on Firestick, below are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Turn on your Firestick device and launch the Home screen. Now, select Settings.

Step 2: Navigate to My Fire TV, select Developer Options, and make sure Apps from Unknown Sources are turned on.

Step 3: Return to the Home screen again. Go to the search bar and type Downloader by AFTVnews.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to install the Downloader by AFTVnews app.

Step 5: Launch the Downloader app you just installed

Step 6: Go to the URL field and type in the URL which the Google Photo app (APK) will be downloaded from. Use this URL  if you are in doubt.

Step 7: Click on Go to start downloading the APK

Step 8: Once the Google Photos apk for Firestick

is downloaded, you will get a prompt. Click Install next. This installs the app on your Firestick device.

Step 9: Go to the Apps Section, locate and launch the app.

Step 10: Next login with your Google Photos username and password to start viewing your photos on your TV screen with the Amazon Fire TV Google Photos app.

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How to add pictures to Firestick?

For iOS and Android users, this is how to add pictures to your Firestick device:

Google Photos on Firestick

Step 1: Go to the Amazon Store to download and install the Amazon Photos mobile app.

Step 2: Sign in to the app with the username and password of your Firestick.

Step 3: Click Allow when you are prompted. This gives the app access to your photos on your mobile phone.

Step 4: Pick the photos you want to add and click Add.

Step 5: Once the adding of photos is completed, you can click Auto-Save so that photos are added automatically.

Step 6: Select Done to complete the process. Now, your photos have been added.

How to change pictures on Firestick?

If you want to change your screensaver pictures on Google Photos on Fire TV Stick, this is what you need to do:

Go to Settings, select Display & Sounds and choose Screensaver. There are three options in the photo album.

You can choose:

  • Display order
  • Slide style
  • Slide speed

How to view Google Photos on Firestick?

To view Google Photos on Firestick is pretty easy. First, log in to the Google Photos app with your Google account username and password and it will start to show Google Photos on Firestick TV. This will make you view the photos you have added to the Google Photo library.

How to cast Google Photos to Firestick

Below is the step-by-step guide on how to cast Google Photos to Amazon Fire TV:

Step 1: Properly configure and connect your Amazon Firestick to your TV.

Step 2: The Firestick device should be connected to the WIFI

Step 3: Use the remote control to press the Home button

Step 4: Choose Mirroring

Step 5: Screen Mirroring will now appear on the screen

Step 6: Now, you can mirror photos from your mobile phone

How do I transfer pictures from my phone to my Firestick?

It is easy to use the Google Photos app Firestick to transfer photos. So, if you want to transfer pictures from the phone to your Firestick device, these are the steps to follow to do it successfully:

Step 1: Go to Google Play Store to download and install the app known as Send files to TV on your phone.

Step 2: Open the app and grant permission to the app to access files on your phone.

Step 3: Open Firestick and install the Send files to TV app. You can use the search box to search for the app or say Send files to TV to the Alexa Voice device.

Step 4: Open the Send files to TV app. Ensure that the setup process is completed so that permission can be given to the app. Don’t forget to tap Allow to get permission.

Step 5: Select SEND if you want to send files from your phone to your Firestick and pick the files that you want to send.

Step 6: Send the folder where all the files are to start transferring files instantly.

Step 7: All the files sent to your Firestick can be found in the Downloads folder in your preferred file manager app of the Firestick device. To make this approach simpler in case you don’t have a file manager app, you can download the TV Explorer app.

Step 8: Go to Google Play Store to search for TV Explorer.

Step 9: Select Download to install the app.

Step 10: Open the app and allow permission to the app. Now, select External Storage.

Step 11: Open the TV Explorer app to see all your transferred files.

How do I transfer photos from my iPhone to my Firestick?

Step 1: First of all, make your iPhone is connected to the same network as your Firestick device.

Step 2: Go to the App Store and download the Streamer for Fire TV app.

Step 3: Next is to select Camera Roll

Step 4: Select any photo that you want to transfer

Step 5: Now, you will see the photo showing on your TV screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I put Google Photos on Firestick?

Firstly, you have to sideload the Google Photos app on your Firestick device. After you have sideloaded Google Photos in Firestick, you can start adding or uploading photos and videos on the app for cloud storage. After adding photos, Fire Stick Google Photos store your photos for easy viewing anytime, any day.

Is Google Photos better than Amazon?

Navigating both is super easy. I will say that both apps are good. However, Amazon Photos has a great editing tool that Google Photos does not have. When it comes to pricing, Google Photos is cheaper.

Does Amazon Firestick use Chromecast?

Yes, Amazon Firestick uses Chromecast. Just open the Google Photos app, choose the album or photo that you intend to cast and select Cast on the top-right, then choose Chromecast.

Is Google Photos free?

Installing the app is free, but you need to pay for a subscription to start using the app for the storage of photos. Fire TV Google Photos is easy to install through sideloading.

Can you get Google Photos on Amazon Fire?

No, but you can get it done through sideloading.

Final Thoughts

With Google Photos on Firestick, you don’t have to worry about your computer crashing. It guarantees you a reliable cloud storage system for your cherished photos. It means your memories will be safe and secure for many years to come. Photos can be viewed on your TV at any point in time. It costs just $2 monthly for 100 GB of storage space.

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Ashley Heather is a software engineer and the owner of With a passion for technology, Ashley created the website to cater to Firestick enthusiasts. Their technical expertise and knowledge in software development allow them to provide valuable insights and resources to the streaming community. is a trusted source for all things related to Amazon Firestick devices, ensuring that users can enjoy their streaming experiences to the fullest. Ashley's commitment to delivering accurate and reliable information makes a go-to platform for Firestick users worldwide.

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