New ATV - Photo Screensaver?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PilotWoo, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2006
    If the new ATV doesn't sync photos any more, does that mean that the screensaver will only display photos when iTunes is running on my mac, or will it cache? I like leaving the screensaver on when family are round as makes my TV a giant photo frame.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    It would probably still stream them, for example our photo screensaver pulls photos from my MobileMe photo album... none of the photos are actually stored on the ATV unit.. Another benefit to that is, even if the computer is off, it still will display my screensaver on the TV..
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2006
    I dont upload photos to the web, so I guess it won't work. Hmm. I guess i'll find out in 4 weeks!
  4. macrumors 68020


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Because there's no onboard storage, I doubt the screen saver will even allow you to stream photos from a Mac or PC. Many people have laptops these days. Once it goes to sleep, you'd lose the connection.

    As suggested above, I'd upload some photos to a free Flickr account using iPhoto or Aperture and point AppleTV's screensaver to that.

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