Chromecast is a modern streaming tool, which presents you with a wide range of options in terms of content that you can stream on your TV or computer. You just have to connect this device to an HDMI port and provide it with a power source and you are good to go. However, when you connect Chromecast to your visual screen, you will see some banner images, which keep on changing. These images are the things trending on Chromecast. Along with it, Google gives you the option of choosing your own background visual. Here’s how you can do it:
Customizing your Chromecast background.
- You have to link the Google Home App on your phone with the Chromecast screen. Once that is done, open the application on your device.
- Locate ‘Chromecast’ on your mobile screen from the list of connected devices.
- Choose the option ‘Personalize Ambient’.
- In this menu, you will be able to customize the images you wish to be displayed on your TV.
- Now, you need to select the default photos shown by Google (these are basically the images, which are related to street art or some of the beautiful sceneries). You can remove these and interchange them with your own photos/albums. You need to grant permission to access your library to Chromecast.
- You can create slideshows using your ‘Google photos’ albums, or if you log in Facebook from it, you can retrieve images from Facebook as well.
- Now, you can choose what type of information you think is valuable to be shown on your screen. Information such as time, weather, temperature, and your Chromecast device information. It is suggested to keep device information if you have several devices running with Chromecast.
- Now as we know that our personal pictures are in several modes, therefore there is a possibility that a few of these personal pictures are present in portrait mode. For their settings, you need to learn ‘how Google handles the portrait mode setting’.
- You have the option of not showing those pictures but if you select to view these images on your TV screen, they will look extremely awkward, as these will be displayed with blurry bars on the right as well as the left side. To avoid this, you can choose to display two portrait pictures together, which will definitely look presentable and fit in the frame perfectly.
- Chromecast also gives you the option of choosing the time intervals of your slideshows. Either you want it to be 2 minutes per image or 5 minutes per image, with the maximum time exceeding up to 10 minutes. You can choose any time according to your preference.
- The latest Chromecast ultras are coming with an updated Stadia Firmware. For this, you can choose the Toggle Chromecast, which would be displaying the linked code of Stadia Controllers.
So, this was all about the process of changing the display of your Chromecast screen when it is in an idle state and we hope you find this information helpful from the user’s point of view.