Chromecast now lets you set a custom ‘backdrop’ with Google+ photos, artwork, news and more
When not being used to stream content, Google’s Chromecast usually occupies your TV’s screen with a slideshow of pre-selected wallpapers. Naturally, users wanted to be able to choose their own images to display, and as of today, you’re finally able to.
Google gives you a few options, including photo albums from Google+, artwork from galleries and museums, content from various news publications and satellite imagery. You don’t seem to be able upload your own photos without going through Google+, though.
To change your backdrop, just open the Chromecast app on your device and choose “Backdrop” from the left. You’ll then be presented with a set of options you can use to customize your display.
The update begins rolling out today for both Android and iOS, so be sure to check your respective app stores.