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Community Manager (Admin)
Community Manager (Admin)

Hey everyone, 


Today we are reverting bandwidth measures on rotation speed of Ambient mode photo slideshows on Chromecasts and Displays. 


You can change the rate at which Ambient mode photo slideshows move at any time on the Google Home app. 

  1. Open the Google Home app .
  2. Touch and hold your device's tile.
  3. At the top right corner, tap Settings.
  4. For Chromecasts, tap Ambient mode. For Displays, tap Photo Frame.
  5. Scroll down and under Slideshow speed, select your preferred speed (5s, 10s, 30s, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m) 


For a quick reminder of the bandwidth changes previously made, please read below (Since we moved to a new community during COVID-19, our previous messaging is no longer searchable.): 


Hey folks, 


As many of you know, a lot has changed in the last few weeks due to the impact of COVID-19. With schools and businesses being closed, many people are trying to juggle learning and working remotely, balancing job demands with personal time, and keeping in touch with friends and family virtually.


Amid these changes, we’re all straining local internet resources and causing slower internet connections, which are resulting in dropped video calls and frozen screens. To answer the global call to prioritize internet bandwidth for learning and working, in the next few days we'll be making changes to lighten internet usage and keep people connected.


We are changing the rotation speed of Ambient mode photo slideshows on Chromecast and Displays, and slightly reducing the resolution of the images in those slideshows. These changes may not be noticeable, but we hope they will help improve internet speeds in your household and community. When internet resources are less inundated, we’ll return this setting back to its previous state.


This is one of the many ways Google is helping people stay safe, informed and connected. As always, thank you for being a part of the Google Nest family. Together we can help ensure there’s plenty of bandwidth to keep us all online and in touch during this unprecedented time.


Thank you for your continued support. We’re happy to be moving forward together. 

The Google Nest team