Lately I’ve been in the mood to decorate. First we celebrated glorious fall here in the South Carolina Lowcountry, then had a Merry Merry Christmas filled with woodland forest decor. Now it’s time for a vintage Valentine’s Day. First, we curated a creative Valentine’s Day mantel. It is a challenge to make a beautiful mantel display when you have a large tv hanging above it. Soon, I will tell you how I added the gorgeous photos to my television background. I enjoy my technology and strive to live in harmony with it. I love to watch my shows and movies in the wintertime while covered with a fur blanket and drinking hot chocolate!
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Connecting Our Television to Our Google Photos
Today I challenge you to choose things that make you happy, without regard to what’s in style or other people’s taste. Tap into that marvelous place where your opinion is the only one that matters!
First, I chose five pictures that I really liked and created an album named Valentine’s Day Photos in the Google Photos app on my phone. I would love to paint those cardinals and a colorful cityscape of my city’s downtown area. Looking at the slideshow gives me something to dream about. Next, I added the PhotoView channel to my Roku. There is a 2021 Samsung tv that has an “ambient mode” that allows you to use your photos as wallpaper, and the newer Samsung tvs are even more customizable. However, I have an RCA, so I used PhotoView as a workaround to enhance my tv background.
Your tv will give you a code to enter in your smart phone, then it will ask for permission to sinc your Google photos with PhotoView. My album titles popped up on the tv screen, and I selected Valentine’s Day Photos, then slideshow. I can play this or any other album on my tv background as a slideshow at any time. That is a game changer for everyone who shares their mantel with a screen.
Let’s Talk About the Winter and Vintage Valentine Decor
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That is a lovely mantle!
Thanks, Joanne! I hope you’re having a great 2023.