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.


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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3 weeks ago
wish they ported these to macOS
Rating: 18 Votes
3 weeks ago
I wish there was a way to make a favourite list. Some I love and some I hate
Rating: 11 Votes
3 weeks ago
Can we choose which screensavers we have please? There are some great ones, but I almost always end up with the weaker ones.
Rating: 8 Votes
3 weeks 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.
Rating: 7 Votes
3 weeks ago


wish they ported these to macOS


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Rating: 6 Votes
3 weeks 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?
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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.
Rating: 5 Votes
3 weeks ago
I'd like to see the old Flying Toasters screen saver from After Dark be made available.
Rating: 5 Votes
3 weeks ago
Now if we could just get it to stop reverting to the default one every time it reboots.
Rating: 4 Votes
3 weeks ago
I actually like these, and appreciate the effort from Apple. That said, with all of their billion$ sitting around it sure would be nice if they put as much effort into adding capabilities to the TV. Add true multi-user support! Add camera support so we can FaceTime from the living room sofa! The list goes on and on, but nothing ever changes.
Rating: 3 Votes
3 weeks ago


wish they ported these to macOS

This would be so welcomed! It feels like the same macOS screensavers have been around since for more than a decade. I think they might have added some new aerial photos over the years but they really need to do a complete overhaul of their screensavers and just bring over all the tvOS ones.
Rating: 3 Votes

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