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Can I Change the Screensaver on My Westinghouse TV?

Last Updated Jun 1, 2022
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By default, Westinghouse TVs come with activated screensavers. But if you want to use your favorite photo as a screensaver on your Westinghouse TV, can you change the default one?

Generally, you can change the screensaver on your Westinghouse TV. However, you need to be familiar with the different ways that you can use to change the screensaver.

This article will detail everything you need to help you change the screensaver on your Westinghouse TV. Sounds good? Read on to learn more.

Can I Get a Personal Photo on My Westinghouse TV Screensaver?

You can get a personal photo on your Westinghouse TV. All you need to do is download the Photo Screensaver app onto your Westinghouse TV. After downloading, you have to connect the app to your Google Photos library. You can also connect to Flickr, Facebook, and 500px.

The app will allow you to select how long each photo or image stays on your Westinghouse TV screen. The app will also allow you to:

  • Select how different images should be handled in terms of fitting or cropping on your Westinghouse TV’s dimension.
  • Pick what information is shown on the TV screen along with the photo. This may include the name of the currently playing music, a clock, album info, or photo date.

From there the photo should become the new screensaver.

How to Change the Screensaver on Westinghouse TV

There are two ways that you can use to change the screensaver on your Westinghouse TV.

1. Use the Google Home application

Google allows you to change the TV screensaver using its Home app on smartphones. To use this method, you need to download the Google Home app from Google Play Store on your smartphone and set it up using the on-screen instructions.

You need to ensure that your smartphone and Westinghouse TV are connected to the same WiFi network and that your Google account is signed in on both devices.

Here is how you can use the Google Home app to change the screensaver on your Westinghouse TV:

Step 1: Using your smartphone, open the Google Home app.

Step 2: Select your Westinghouse TV device.

Step 3: At the top right, click on the Settings icon and tap on Device Settings > Ambient Mode.

Step 4: From the different viewing options displayed on your TV, select Google Photos.

Step 5: Select the album you want to display on your Westinghouse TV as a screensaver, and you are ready to go.

If your selected screensaver does not start to appear on your Westinghouse TV, you can change some settings. Here is how:

Step 1: In the upper right corner of your Westinghouse TV, select Settings.

Step 2: Click on Device Preference > Screen Saver.

Step 3: Press on your preferred screensaver and tap the “Backdrop.”

You can then tweak the screensaver settings to change how your screensaver will work. The settings include:

  1. When to Start: This refers to the number of minutes of inactivity before your screensaver starts.
  2. Put Device to Sleep: This refers to the number of minutes of inactivity before your Westinghouse TV goes to sleep.
  3. Start Now: View your selected screensaver right now. It is perfect for previewing your screensaver quickly.
  4. Sleep Now: This option will put your Westinghouse TV to sleep right now.
  5. Stay Awake on Music: When your TV Music app is playing, the TV will not go to sleep.

Now the screensaver will be set with custom tweaks.

2. Use Third-Party Applications

There is a wide range of third-party applications that you can use to change the screensaver on your Westinghouse TV:

  • Dashboard Screen Saver
  • Clock Screen Saver
  • Photo gallery
  • DayDream Screen Saver
  • Screen Saver
  • Dreamy
  • TV Screen Saver

Simply pick whichever fits your needs.

Steps to Use Third-Party Applications

Follow these third-party steps to change the screensaver on your Westinghouse TV:

Step 1: Open Play Store on your Westinghouse TV and search for any of the mentioned screensaver apps. When it appears, install it.

Step 2: Tap the Settings icon at the top right corner of your Westinghouse TV home screen.

Step 3: Click on Device Preferences > Screensaver.

Step 4: In the next menu, click on “Screensaver” at the top and select the installed screensaver app.

Step 5: Click Start Now to start displaying the screensaver.

Step 6: In the application that will automatically open, select “Photo Sources.”

Step 7: On the next page, click on “Sign on with Google Photos.”

Step 8: Click “On Device Account” to select your Google Photos account.

Step 9: Click on “Manage Content” > “View Album” to manage the photo album you want to display.

Your Google photos should then start appearing on your Westinghouse TV. You can also tweak other screensaver settings just like when using the Google Home app.

Conclusion

You can change the screensaver on your Westinghouse TV. However, you need to be familiar with the ways of changing it. There is a built-in screensaver, but there are also alternative options possible to use as well.

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