Can I use my smart TV as a digital picture frame? If so, how?




Do you spend hours searching for "the" picture frame? Don't know what to do with your smart TV at night? You can try turning your smart TV into a digital picture frame! While it might sound like a strange idea, there are actually several ways to do this.


Digital picture frames are the modern equivalent of the traditional photo album.

Digital picture frames allow you to easily display photos, with minimal hassle. It can be used for fun, or as a way to share photos with friends and family. The good news is that most people already own a digital picture frame in their living rooms -- it's called a smart TV.

Many models of smart TVs come preloaded with apps that allow you to stream your pictures from your phone, tablet or computer. If you don’t have a smart TV yet, check out these TCL smart TVs!


Use screensavers to run a slide show

If your smart TV has a screen saver option, it might be as simple as going through the settings and finding it (this is usually under the picture settings). If not, you'll have to search for "energy saving" or some other setting related to power conservation. Some TVs have multiple power-saving modes that can be accessed through this menu; if you're looking for a slide show, try disabling the more aggressive modes until you find one that works.

Once you've found it, use the time slider at the top of the menu to set how long you want your slide show to run before going black. You can also turn off the "transition effect," which is useful if your slides don't change all at once but rather fade from one scene into another. Additionally, if you'd like, you may opt to disable the screen saver on your Android TV. Simply pick the switch-off Screen Saver option under the Device Preferences section of the General Settings.


Check out apps on the TV’s app store that allow you to display photos on the screen.

If you want to use your smart TV as a digital photo frame, you can easily do so by downloading one of the many apps that allow you to display photos on the screen, like Amazon Fire TV or Roku. The first step is to search for a "digital photo frame" in your TV’s app store. Then, download and install the desired app onto your device.

Once installed, open up the app and select which photos you would like displayed on your screen. If there are multiple options for displaying the images (like slideshows or random order), choose one that works best for you!

Now all that's left is choosing a schedule for how often those pictures should appear onscreen—you can make it repeat daily or weekly if you’d like!


Use Google Photos TCL TV to exhibit your photos.

Google Photos is an app that allows you to display photos on your TCL Google TV. You can display any image or video that is saved in your Google Photos library by using Google Photos.

To get started, go to apps on the home screen of your smart TV and search for “Google Photos.” Follow the instructions to download and install the app. Once it has been installed, open it up and sign into your account (if prompted). You should see all of your photos organized into albums based on when they were taken or tagged as favorites by yourself or other users who shared their own photos with you through this platform. Select one of these albums and click “display options” at the bottom right corner of its thumbnail image; from there choose how long each picture will remain onscreen before looping back around again so that others can enjoy them as well!


You can choose to display one picture at a time or multiple images at once. You can also select how long each image is displayed before looping back around again (up to one hour). This feature is great if you’re hosting an event and want to display pictures of attendees on the big screen while they wait for their food or drinks to arrive.


If your TV doesn't have an app store, consider getting a streaming stick.

If your TV doesn't let you install apps, consider getting a streaming stick. Streaming sticks are small and portable, which makes them easier to move around the house if you want to show off a photo slideshow on different TVs. They also have other functions that might come in handy: You can use them to run other apps on your TV, such as Netflix or Hulu; stream video from your phone or tablet, and even connect to wireless networks so that multiple devices can access the same network without having to be plugged into an outlet.


Use your personal media to load images and videos onto your TV.

You may also use your personal media to load images and videos onto your TV. Your TV should be connected to a computer or NAS drive. Once you have done this, you can load the images and videos onto your TV by using the USB port on the back of the device. Now that you have your media loaded onto the smart TV, you can set up a slide show for yourself!


Using your TV as a digital photo frame is easy if you have the right equipment and apps.

If you've got a smart TV, it's a great idea to use it as a digital picture frame. It'll be much easier than trying to find the right hardware and software for your laptop, tablet, or computer!

Most TCL TVs are equipped with Roku streaming technology built-in (Click here to learn how to add Roku streaming channels to your TCL Roku TV). TCL Roku TVs are compatible with Airplay if you own an iPhone. Additionally, TCL has TVs with Google TV or Android TV built-in. To cast your screen to your TCL Android TV from an Android phone, launch the Google Home app, choose your device, and then choose "Cast my screen." TCL Google TV models support AirPlay on iPhones.



To sum things up, if you have a smart TV and want to use it as a digital picture frame, there are lots of ways to do so. You can use the built-in screensaver or activate it from the menu options and apps available on your TV’s app store. You can also download an app that allows you to display photos on-screen when necessary.


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