AppleTV 4th Gen How many people do this:

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jthesssin, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. jthesssin macrumors regular

    jthesssin

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    Turn on your Apple TV, then not do anything, just so you can watch the screensavers? :)
    I am absolutely loving these.
    Putting on some classical or jazz on Apple Music then letting the scenery drift by...... Ahhh Relaxing!!
     
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    We must all do our part to contribute to global warming :p
     
  4. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Do you guys have it set to download daily,weekly or monthly
     
  5. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah except it s the same ones over and over again
     
  6. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000

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    I found a place that made the Ariel screen saver available for the Mac and for Windows machines. They work fine on those computers, randomly changing scenes. Last night the appleTV was on playing music in the background while we played games and it repeated the NY scene over and over again. Hope that it was a temporary glitch.
     
  7. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    Especially this time of year!
     
  8. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    I am on weekly right now.
     
  9. JBaby macrumors member

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    Daily.
     
  10. koa macrumors 6502

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    Earthlapse TV app ($2.99) is pretty cool. Time lapse views of earth from ISS. Looks very good on a big screen TV. Cool sound effects too.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    or you can triple tap the tv icon to launch the screensavers vs. waiting ;)
     
  12. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    Or you can just tap the Menu button once when the first app is selected on the home screen ;)

    EDIT : I have the screensavers disabled because I hate them (all screensavers on any device) so I don't know if this only works for people who have them turned off.
     
  13. jthesssin thread starter macrumors regular

    jthesssin

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    Daily.....

    looking into this now...Thanks!

    Will try this tonight when I get home..... Thanks for the tip
     
  14. chrisandersen macrumors 6502

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    I use my pictures instead. Love to see those memories go bye
     
  15. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502

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    Huh. Didn't know. You can also hit the menu button when you're at the top level.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It's actually triple tap the menu button :p, but you can do it from anywhere. You just tap it fast.
     
  17. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    Seems kind of lame to pay for taking a publicly available feed funded with tax dollars and wrapping it an tvOS app.
     
  18. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    You mean making something available that isn't available on a platform? Shocking!
     
  19. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I think it's wrong to resell for profit something which is meant to be a freely available public good or service. So, I won't buy it and I will discourage others from buying it. That's all.

    Similar to apps that try to sell movies from archive.org. No way, not paying for that.
     
  20. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    I can suggest the Gravity - Light Particles Manipulation App for AppleTV.
    Quite hypnotic experience.
     
  21. zone23 macrumors 68000

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    I had it installed on my 3 Macs until I found our it used 60GBs in one day. I have a 300gb limit on my cable internet had to buy an extra 100gb to get through the month.
     
  22. koa macrumors 6502

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    Since $100 is pretty much the new $20, $2.99 is practically free.
     
  23. Mad4clay macrumors regular

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    They are certainly beautiful to watch. I just got mine this past Sunday. I like it, but haven't used it much yet.
     
  24. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    Turned mine off. What is the point if after a hour the apple tv goes to sleep then all I get is no video message on my screen. The Chromecast keeps the pictures on all the time when not using it.
     
  25. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Why don't you just turn the sleep off then? aTV can do the same, just OOB it is configured to sleep after 1h.
     

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