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Google Photos now lets you send images to your TV using AirPlay

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The most recent update to Google Photos’ iOS app now lets you send images from an iPhone to your TV, so long as you have an Apple TV streaming box hooked up. The update, out today, uses AirPlay to transmit the images, letting you browse on the Google Photos app and choose which ones you’d like to beam to the big screen.

It’s not a super groundbreaking update, yet it is the kind of cross-platform functionality you’d imagine would have existed already and inexplicably did not. Given Google’s expertise in developing top-class software for the iPhone — if you haven’t tried Motion Stills, do so now — it’s a bit of a mystery what took so long for AirPlay streaming to come to Google Photos. But as they say, better late than never.