Google’s new Photowall for Chromecast app turns your TV into an interactive, collaborative photo frame

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Google has launched a new iOS app called Photowall for Chromecast that turns your TV into a collaborative photo album, where your friends can send and view photos on the big screen.

Here’s the description of the app:

Photowall for Chromecast is a new Chrome Experiment that lets people collaborate with images on the TV – using phones or tablets. Anyone can take a picture and send it to a Photowall to instantly see it on the big screen.

When you’re finished, a YouTube video of your Photowall is automatically generated. Perfect for sharing with everyone who took part.

The Photowall app is needed to set up the Chromecast connected to your TV, but after the setup anyone can create and contribute to a Photowall from a phone, tablet or laptop.

Photowall is a free app and is compatible with both the iPhone and iPad. There’s an Android version too (not live yet), and you can also use Photowall from your browser.

Chromcast is a $35 HDMI dongle that plugs into your TV, and adds Apple TV like functionality using your phone or tablet as a remote. Google recently opened up the Chromecast SDK to all developers, and this experiment seems like a way to encourage developers to jump on the platform.

Download link:

Photowall for Chromecast – free

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  • 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. :-( I have Pixocast and it’s much easier to cast photos and videos. I hope Google can improve this app. Sounds promising.