Getting photos from your phone to your Chromecast hasn't been impossible before now, or particularly difficult, but there has yet been a Google-sanctioned approach to the issue. Now there is. The company has rolled Photowall for Chromecast into the Play Store, where it's immediately available for download.

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The app somewhat raises the bar on third-party alternatives, displaying pictures in a visually-pleasing grid that more than one user can update at once. You can use your phone, tablet, or even a laptop, and there's the option to edit images with bright, creative doodles. Afterwards, the app can generate a YouTube video of your Photowall automatically and share it with others.

Unfortunately, since this is a Chrome experiment, all the app does is get you set up before shooting you out to perform the rest of these functions inside of a browser window.

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Note, the app is pretty crashy for some of us. At the end of the day, it's a Chrome experiment, and there isn't much else to it. Here's my experience with it thus far.

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You will need a Google account in order to sign into the app. Aside from that, all you have to do is hit up the widget below to get started.

Source: Google [1],[2]