How to Use iCloud Photos as a Screensaver on Apple TV

Apple TV does not come with many options in terms of Screen Saver. You can set photos from iCloud as Screen Saver on Apple TV, check out how to do it.

No matter what Apple device you use, you might be aware that Apple does not give a bunch of wallpapers or screen savers. We have to rely on other sources to get beautiful screensavers. Same is the case with Apple TV; there isn’t tons of stock Screen Savers installed when you get your Apple TV.

If your friends or family too have an Apple TV at their home, then your TV isn’t different from them. This is why we are writing this post to help you get the most out of your Apple TV. Here we will explain how you can change Screensaver from photos in your iCloud. All you need to do is to refer to the tutorial given below:

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How to Use iCloud Photos as a Screen Saver on Apple TV

Step #1. Very first thing you’ll need to do is to sign into your iCloud account on your Apple TV. To do this, go to Settings → Accounts → iCloud and Sign In.

Step #2. After you have Signed In, you’ll be able to enable “iCloud Photo Sharing” and “My Photo Stream“. After enabling both, you’ll be able to see the stream on your Apple TV.

Step #3. As now we have the photo stream with us, we can now set them as a screensaver. Go to Settings General Screensaver on your 4th Generation Apple TV. For older Apple TV, you’ll need to go to Settings Screen Saver Photos.

Step #4. Now in the Screen Saver menu, select “Type” followed by selecting “My Photos“.

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Step #5. Once you are in My Photos select the Photo Stream or any other shared album you have set.

Step #6. Now as you have reached your album or Photo Stream, it’s time to set them as a screen saver. You can have a slideshow or a single photo as a screensaver. As of now, we will continue with a single picture. So just select the picture and click on “Set as Screen Saver“.

Step #7. Your Apple TV will ask for confirmation on the next screen, simply select “Yes“.

Voila! Your Apple TV will now display photos from iCloud as your Screensaver. This isn’t hard, but certainly frustrating when navigating with a Siri remote.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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