How to Chromecast Photos from iPhone: 4 Different Solutions


If you’ve been using Chromecast to stream on your TV, you might already know that there’s no native method to Chromecast photos from iPhone. That’s because it’s not compatible with AirPlay. 

To view photos from your gallery on a Chromecast TV, you need a third-party app. Picking the right app can be challenging because there are many on the market and not all of them will provide all the features you need. 

We’ve conducted thorough research and found some of the best methods for you to try. This article explains those methods in detail so you can easily look at your iPhone’s photos on your Chromecast TV.

Solution 1: A Third-Party App with Additional Benefits

Since Google Chromecast and the iPhone have two different protocols, it’s not possible to cast pictures using Apple’s Photos app. You need a third-party app for it. Luckily, there are many options that will help you cast photos and other types of multimedia files to your Chromecast device.

One of the best apps you can use to Chromecast photos iPhone is DoCast. Not only does it allow you to cast photos to your Chromecast device, but it also offers tons of additional benefits. Other than photo casting, its features include screen mirroring, music streaming, and video casting. Plus, it also supports Fire TV/Fire Stick streaming.

DoCast iOS app on the App Store

DoCast offers all of these features for free and there’s also a trial period that you can try out to see what the premium version is like. If you buy the yearly or lifetime upgrade, you’ll receive a special gift!

Video guide
How to Cast Photos from iPhone to TV Using DoCast (For Chromecast-Enabled Devices)
Step-by-step guide

Here’s how DoCast works:

1. Download DoCast and then launch the photo streaming app for iPhone.

DoCast QR code

2. The app will search for your Chromecast device. At this point, you need to ensure that it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.

The DoCast app searching for Chromecast device

3. Tap your Chromecast device when it appears in the app.

Tap on your Chromecast device in DoCast

4. Now tap Photos on the main screen.

Tap on the Photos tile in DoCast

5. Tap Allow Access to All Photos to give the app permission to access your photos.

Allow DoCast access to your photos on iPhone

6. Select any photo to make it cast to your Chromecast TV.

7. The photo being displayed on Chromecast will have an orange circle around it. If you want to cast a different photo, you simply have to tap on any other image.

Tap on your photos in the DoCast app

Solution 2: Google Photos Chromecast iOS Devices for Free

The Google Photos app is a good alternative if you don’t want to spend any money on a third-party app. It’s easy to use, completely free, and even comes with its own backup option, which will be perfect for those who’ve run out of iCloud storage.

Here are all the steps you’ll need to follow:

Video guide
Top Methods to Show iPhone Photos on Chromecast (Updated Version)
Step-by-step guide

1. Download and open the Google Photos app.

Download and open the Google Photos app

2. Sign into your Google account.

3. Tap on any image and press the Casting icon at the top right corner.

Press the Casting icon

4. Grant the app permission to cast and then Allow it to find and connect to devices on your network.

Grand the app's relevant permissions

5. Select your device to cast your iPhone photos on your Chromecast.

Select your device to start casting

6. Start swiping on iPhone to display different photos on your TV.

7. To stop casting from iPhone, tap the Cast icon again, then select Stop.

NOTE: This method doesn’t just work for iPhone users. Android users can also use this tutorial to stream photos to TV.

Cast iPhone Photos Through AirPlay

If you are an Apple TV owner or your TV supports AirPlay technology, then you can use the instruction below to stream photos to your TV:

Step-by-step guide

1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and then open an image you want to cast on your Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible TV.

Open the image you want to cast on the Photos app on your iPhone

2. Press the Share button at the bottom left corner and tap the AirPlay option.

Press the Share icon and then select AirPlay

3. Select your Smart TV from the list of devices that appear.

Select your device to start casting

4. Enter the passcode displayed on your TV into your iPhone, if required.

5. To stop streaming, tap the AirPlay icon and select the Turn Off AirPlay option.

Bonus: Cast Google Photos to TV from a Computer

If you don’t want to tie up your phone, you can also use your computer to cast Google Photos on your TV.

Step-by-step guide

Here’s how it works:

1. Install the Chrome browser on your computer and connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast TV.

Download the Chrome browser for your computer

2. On your Chrome browser, enter

Visit the Google Photos website

3. Click on the More icon [the three dotts] on your Chrome browser.

Tap on More options on your browser

4. Select the Cast… option and then click on your Chromecast device.

Select Cast and then press on your device

5. To stop casting, click the More option again and select Stop.

NOTE: You can cast only the Chrome browser to your TV or the entire computer screen by changing the settings on your browser. Once you hit the Cast button, you can change the Source to Cast Tab or Cast Desktop to achieve this.


These were all the top methods of Chromecasting photos from your iPhone. The Google Photos app is perfect for those looking for a more casual and free way to screencast their images on a TV. On the other hand, the alternate third-party app solution is more suited for business and professional use with its paid add-ons.

Our instructions on how to cast photos through AirPlay are suitable for those who have an Apple TV or a TV with AirPlay support. Additionally, for those of you who wish to use your computer instead of your iPhone, our Bonus method will prove to be the best solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

To cast Google Photos from your iPad to your TV, you can use the third-party app DoCast. The app is capable of displaying offline photos and videos to a Chromecast-enabled TV. Connect your iPhone to the same Wi-Fi as the TV, and then tap Photos in the app. Tap the picture you want to cast and it’ll start being displayed on the TV.

If you’re casting your iPhone photos to an AirPlay 2-compatible device, you can use the native AirPlay option under the Share button on your picture. If your TV is not AirPlay 2-compatible, you can use any third-party app available on the App Store to cast your pictures on your TV.

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to AirPlay to Chromecast directly since Chromecast is not AirPlay 2-compatible, and there’s no native support for this device. That said, you can always use a reliable and efficient third-party app available on the App Store for this purpose. For example, the Photo Video Cast to Chromecast app that we described in this article.

Yes, you can Chromecast your iPhone videos, but you need a third-party app for it. DoCast is a great choice as it lets you cast videos for 3 minutes per session at no cost. The premium version lets you cast videos for as long as you want. It has some bonus features as well, such as music streaming, photo casting, and Fire TV streaming.

To Chromecast from your iPhone, you need a third-party app like DoCast. It will allow you to connect your iPhone to the Chromecast device and cast offline media content like photos, music, and videos. You’ll also be able to mirror your iPhone’s screen with DoCast.