Google’s Chromecast is a customizable smart device. It allows the user to customize a lot of options. When your Chromecast is in standby mode it won’t go to the black screen like in a smartphone. But by default, it will play a slideshow containing photos from all over the world like Google Hangouts’s website background wallpaper. If you annoyed by this slideshow, you can change the Chromecast screensaver with your personal photos. If you want to change the screensaver of your Chromecast, follow the below steps.

To change the Chromecast Screensaver, you need the Google Home app on your smartphone. The app is officially available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Install the app from the respective app store, if you don’t have the app.

Steps to change the Chromecast Screensaver

The setup procedure is the same for both Android and iOS smartphones.

1: Open the Google Home app on your smartphone.

2: Tap on the Chromecast icon on the bottom left of the screen.

Chromecast Screensaver

3: On the next screen, click the Settings icon on the top right corner of the screen.

Click on settings

4: On top of the screen, Personalize Ambient mode and more option will be displayed, tap on it.

Chromecast Screensaver

5: A pop-up will appear, choose Yes, I’m in.

Yes I'm In

6: Now, you will get the Ambient Mode on the list of customizable options. Tap on it.

Ambient mode

7: By default, the Art gallery is chosen. Click on Google Photos to open your personal photo collection.

8: Since it is a screensaver, you can choose a single photo, you need to choose an album of photos. All your photos will be arranged and grouped with Friends, Family, and Recent places.

9: Choose any one of the albums and go back. Google Photos will now get displayed.

Chromecast Screensaver

10: Now, whenever your Chromecast is in standby mode, it will play your selected photos.


Chromecast by Google is the best casting device that you can buy as it offers a number of customizable features to the user. Using the above steps, you can change your Chromecast Screensaver with ease. If you have any doubts, tell us in the comments section.