Apple TV Gets New Underwater Screensavers

As noted on Reddit, Apple recently released a new batch of underwater screensavers for the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

The new screensavers showcase marine life and ecosystems, ranging from dolphins off the coast of Costa Rica to coral reefs in the Red Sea near Egypt. Other additions display moon jellyfish off the coast of Alaska, waves breaking on the shores of Tahiti, golden cownose rays off the coast of Mexico, and more.

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Apple TV displays a screensaver after it has been idle for a short period. To change the number of minutes before a screensaver starts, go to Settings > General > Screen Saver and select Start After. You can also start a screensaver at any time by pressing the Menu button on the Siri Remote while on the tvOS home screen.

A tap on the Siri Remote provides information on where a screensaver was filmed, while a swipe left or right will change the location of the screensaver that is displayed if multiples have been downloaded.

New screensavers can be downloaded daily, weekly, or monthly via Settings > General > Screen Saver > Download New Video. While it is not possible to choose a specific screensaver on the Apple TV, 9to5Mac's Benjamin Mayo maintains a website that showcases all of the available scenes.

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Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
58 months ago
wish they ported these to macOS
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freida Avatar
58 months ago
I wish there was a way to make a favourite list. Some I love and some I hate
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Moonjumper Avatar
58 months ago
Can we choose which screensavers we have please? There are some great ones, but I almost always end up with the weaker ones.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
58 months ago
I think by now they could at least sort them into collections to turn on/off, like underwater, cities/architecture, space, landscapes. That's really all I care for as far as customization goes.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
58 months ago

The people that design these are probably the same people who sit around and make the emojis that "everyone" loves........shrug. Valuable use of resources.
These are professional photographers contracted by Apple.

Here's a lollipop. Be happy, eh?

I greatly appreciate Apple's effort to capture the world in 4K and deliver to imagery to millions of households around the world... for free! These captures are a great way to show the people the world that we are destroying with our industry.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
p3ncil Avatar
58 months ago

wish they ported these to macOS
https://github.com/JohnCoates/Aerial
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)