Say you're at home, hanging out with the family, talking about that epic day you had at the skate park.
You quickly pull up the photos and videos, but then what?
Your phone gets passed around, now everyone huddles around your small screen but no one can actually see or hear.
Meanwhile, your TV is sitting ten feet away, turned off Almost as if it's mocking you.
Well, no more.
We're bringing Chromecast to photos.
Let's take a look.
Here, again, we have my phone and on this side we have a tv connected to cast.
The photos app has detected that a cast device is nearby, so we'll just tap the button, select the device, And you'll see we're ready to go.
When I tab into a photo, it immediately shows up on the TV.
I can swipe through my photos and videos and they'll automatically update on the big screen.
I can even cast an animated gif.
Let's say I want to find a different photo to cast, on my phone I can leave the full screen view.
Scrub through my library, zoom out, I can look at my albums, I can even do a search.
Notice this whole time the last photo I casted is still up on the big screen for everyone to look at, even though I'm navigating my library, unlike mirroring this lets me control which photos and videos I cast.
so you don't have to worry about sharing your screen while you're searching your library for that next photo.
What if your photos and videos haven't yet been backed up?
If we go to the top of my library you'll see a few photos I took this morning, and if you notice the cloud with the slash through them this is designating that these photos have not yet been backed up to my Google photos account.
They're purely local to the device, but I can still cast them.
Chromecast and Photos is rolling out this week on Android and very soon to iOS.