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Ambient Mode on Start up

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Hi everyone

Firstly, sorry if I have put this question on the wrong "label" I am using the Chromecast 4k with the white tv remote and using a Samsung TU7000 tv.

A little backstory, I also have another tv with a 3rd gen Chromecast, the small black dongle without a remote and no programs.  When I switch on this tv I have it set so Ambient Mode is on and my selected photos are shown until I switch on the Roku and start to watch.  I want to have the same thing happen when I switch on my main tv with the Chromecast 4k dongle.

My question is, can I do this?  

Right now when I switch on the Samsung I am greeted with the "For You" page that advertises shows / movies etc.  Along the top is Search, For You, Films, Tv Shows, Apps and Library and in the right hand corner is my Google account photo.

If I want to put Ambient Mode on this tv I have to do it manually via my Google account photo but I want it to be there by default, as soon as the tv is switched on.

I do hope this all make sense and someone can help me.

Hope you have a great day 🙂 




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Community Specialist

Hi Clare2904,


Thanks for reaching out. I'm afraid that option isn't available for the Chromecast with Google TV (4K). We're always looking for ways to improve our products and their features and we'll take this as feedback. You can also send feedback about this using the Google Home app. Here's how.


Let us know if you have other questions and concerns otherwise, I'll be locking this thread after 24 hours.