Apple TV displays a screensaver after it’s idle for a preset number of minutes.
The Aerial screensaver shows beautiful slow-motion videos of places around the world that download from an online server, making the screensaver more engaging and dynamic. For Aerial, you can control how often Apple TV checks for and downloads new videos.
Change the Aerial screensaver download frequency. In Settings , go to General > Screensaver and select Download New Videos, then select an option.
Return to using Apple TV. When the screensaver is active, press the Touch surface to return to whatever app you were previously using.
Choose a different screensaver. In Settings , go to General > Screensaver and select Type. Then select the screensaver you want to use.
Select which photos to display. Many of the screensaver options display a slideshow of photos—these can be photos provided by Apple, or a collection of your own stored in iCloud. To choose which photos are used, in Settings , go to General > Screensaver and select Type. Then choose one of the photo-based screensaver types.
If you choose My Photos, the Photos app opens. Follow the instructions in Set photos as a screensaver.
Set the screensaver delay time. In Settings , go to General > Screensaver and select the Start After setting, then specify a number of minutes. This instructs Apple TV to automatically start the screensaver if the device has been idle for the specified duration.