Do you know that you can change the screensaver on Google TV? The screensaver is a thing that appears on the screen when your Google TV stands idle for some time. You can change the screensaver on Google TV as you like it. You can even use your personal photos from your Google Photos account. Let’s discuss more on how to change the screensaver on Chromecast with Google TV.

Chromecast with Google TV

Are you using Google TV for the first time? Here is the dedicated guide to setup Chromecast with Google TV for the first time.

Change Screensaver on Chromecast with Google TV

You can change the screensaver by simply navigating through the device settings.

Step1: On the home screen of Google TV, select the User profile icon on the top right corner.

Step2: Next, select the Settings option.

Device Settings

Step3: Choose the System option on the list.

System Settings

Step4: Next, choose the Ambient mode option from the menu.

Step5: Now, you can see three different options: Google Photos, Art Gallery, and Experimental. Choose the one that you want.

  • Google Photos option lets you choose you personal photos you have on Google Photos.
  • Art Gallery gives you access to custom images.
  • Experimental option lets you try new content.

Step6: Finally, select the picture you want to use as screensaver and click on Start Now.

Change Screensaver on Google TV using Google Home App

You can also change the screensaver on Google TV with the help of the Google Home app installed on Android or iOS devices.

Step1: Install Google Home app on your Android or iOS device.

Step2: Connect your Google TV and Google Home app installed device to the same network.

Step3: Launch the app and select your Google TV device name.

Step4: Click the Settings icon that you can view on the top right corner.

Change Screensaver on Chromecast with Google TV

Step5: On the next screen, choose Ambient mode.

Ambient Mode

Step6: Now, you will have the same three options to change the screensaver.

Change Screensaver on Chromecast with Google TV

Customize the Screensaver on Google TV

Apart from changing the screensaver, Google TV also helps you to customize the appearance of the screensaver.

Step1: On the home screen of Google TV, select the User profile icon on the top right corner.

Step2: Next, select the Settings option.

Step3: Choose the System settings on the list.

Step4: On the next screen, choose the Ambient mode option from the menu.

Step5: Choose the More Settings option.

Step6: Now, you can see certain options that will help you customize the screensaver on Google TV.

  1. Personal Google data: to display or hide the name of the album and owner
  2. Portrait Google photos: select whether to display the pictures in portrait orientation or not.
  3. Personal photo curation: select the albums that you want to include in the screensaver.
  4. Slideshow speed: Customize the duration of images in the slideshow.

Finding issues with changing screensaver, update your Google TV firmware, and then try to change it.

Changing the screensaver is one of the finest ways to customize the appearance of Google TV. You can add personal pictures or any other picture that you think will look good on your device. Furthermore, you can also add third-party screensaver apps on Google TV.