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Google Photos updated with new Chromecast features

Google Photos has been updated to version 1.6, adding in Chromecast support and new organization features.

Published onOctober 1, 2015


If you caught Google’s Nexus event last week, you may remember that Chromecast support and a selection of new features were announced for Google Photos too. Today, the updated app, version 1.6, has appeared on the Play Store.

The updated app allows users to view their pictures and videos directly on their TV, even if they haven’t been backed up online yet. If you are thinking about picking up the new Nexus 6P or 5X, you will also be able to adjust the playback speed of slow motion videos shot with the Google Camera app while streaming them.

Google Photos adds Chromecast support, labels and sharing

Google Photos now has some new sharing features too, which enables users to invite friends to view and contribute to your albums, to help flesh out your memories from multiple angles. Animations can also now be shared to WhatsApp, and will continue to work once they’re there. US users can also label people in their photos to find them later and can merge these labels with other search terms, such as a particular location or event.

The latest Google Photos app also comes with a few bug fixes, performance improvements and promises to start up a little faster. You can grab the app directly from Google Play via the button below.

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