Apple Adds 21 New Aerial Screen Savers to Apple TV

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    One of the best features on the fourth-generation Apple TV is its high-quality aerial screen savers that play on the screen after a short period of inactivity. The Aerial screen saver option on the Apple TV features an aerial view of different locations around the world, which Apple has added to over time to keep content fresh.

    The Aerial screen saver picks a random video option from a data source maintained by Apple, and that data source was recently updated with 21 new screen savers. iDownloadBlog has parsed the data and shared direct links to each of the new screen savers that can be watched on iOS devices and Macs.

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    Screen savers are time-based and show off various cities and locations in slow motion, with the lighting changing based on the time of day. New screen savers of video captured in China, Dubai, Greenland, Hong Kong, Liwa, and Los Angeles have been added.

    China:
    - Day 4
    - Day 5
    - Day 6

    Dubai:
    - Day 1
    - Day 2
    - Day 3
    - Day 4
    - Night 1
    - Night 2

    Greenland:
    - Day 1
    - Day 2
    - Night 1

    Hong Kong:
    - Day 1
    - Day 2
    - Day 3
    - Night 1

    Liwa (United Arab Emirates):
    - Day 1

    Los Angeles (United States):
    - Day 1
    - Day 2
    - Day 3
    - Night 1

    These screen savers aren't likely to be immediately available to all users, as the Apple TV downloads new aerial content on a regular basis depending on your Apple TV settings. New screen savers can be set to download on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis in the Settings app on the Apple TV.

    Article Link: Apple Adds 21 New Aerial Screen Savers to Apple TV
     
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    I wish you could select which ones to use. Sometimes there are different ones that I like to use based on what's going on (like hosting a party).
     
  4. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

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    niceeeeee.

    I like these but getting tired of the same old ones from 2015.
     
  5. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty damning...
     
  6. l00pback macrumors regular

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    I with you on this. As beautiful as the old ones are, I'm tired of watching them.
     
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    I rather enjoy these screen savers. Very pretty but, as a few posts above stated, I get tired of seeing the same ones a few times. Would like to see some other locations that are a bit out of the way like Uluru or some castle along the Rhîne etc... Would look extra coolio and the gangstas paradise.
     
  8. irishv macrumors regular

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    I just wish they would bring back the Flickr screensaver option.
     
  9. NY Guitarist macrumors 65816

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    I like these screen savers, but as mentioned it would be nice to be able to select which plays.

    Even nicer would be able to create screensaver playlists.
     
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    Ha, I was thinking the exact same thing. Just how bad does Macrumors think the Apple TV is that the screen savers are one of its best features. I actually rather like my Apple TV (despite it's lack of 4K) I wouldn't rate the screensavers that highly, nice as they are :D
     
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    I'd love to see some other spots in the world besides the ones they keep coming back to.
     
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  13. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Why? Did the article say only or one?
     
  14. seanbperiod macrumors member

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    I've recently seen the Times Square aerial (but in daytime), used on a TV show. Also, these are digitally rendered right? I've never seen cars or people move in such a structured way, even in slow motion.
     
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    I definitely really dig this feature. But as others mentioned, it would be nice to select the screen saver you want to view. I tend to get the same cities that play over and over again (mainly London and San Francisco).

    But I'm glad to see that Apple will be loading more screen savers to the mix.
     
  16. PJWilkin macrumors regular

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    I wish they'd officially bring these to the Mac ....
     
  17. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    I like these. Sometimes the Apple screensaver is the best show on TV.
     
  18. Jambalaya macrumors 6502a

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    Screen savers showing what a mess we have made of our beautiful planet. Skyscrapers, roads airports :(
     
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    DirecTV Now + these huge files = 1tb cap getting tested...
     
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    You can already do that.
     
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  22. mbezzo macrumors member

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    @timmyh is quick on the draw!


    These are all 100% live action slow motion video - no CG at all! :)


    I'm sure most of you know, but you can get these on your Mac with the Aerial Screensaver.
     
  23. Max Portakabin Suspended

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    The update we've all been waiting for.

    Will they output in 4K? :oops:
     
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    I noticed that since the 10.2 update, the note on the settings screen now says they're 350MB downloads instead of 600MB downloads.
     
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    They stream screensavers?
     

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