There are lots of ways to personalise your Apple TV. You might love Apple’s slow-moving aerial shots of various locations around the world, like London or the great wall of China, but what if you fancy looking at something else?
If you are bored with the aerial wallpapers currently displayed, you can enable an option to display new ones more frequently.
The new aerial screensaver settings are accessed via Settings > General > Screensaver. The default is to download new videos monthly, but you can change it to weekly or daily. Beware: each batch of new videos weighs in at about 600MB.
This will give you more variety, but unfortunately, you can’t choose which views you see – there’s no way to choose your favourite city and just watch that, which is a shame.
If you are completely bored with the aerial screensavers, you can choose to use your own photos instead. You can use photos in your photo library, Photo Stream or iCloud Photo Library. To do that:
- Open the Photos app on the Apple TV and select the album you want to be the screensaver carousel.
- Tap screensaver to set that album as screensaver.
- To finesse your settings even more, go to Settings > General > Screensaver > Screensaver Type.
Apple also provides Animals, Flowers, and Nature photos as screensaver options, and you can also use album artwork from the music app if you want to.
Once you have selected your photos you can choose the transition type from a variety of options, including Ken Burns, and additional options within that, like Fade Through Black. You can also choose how long a slide is displayed for.