Apple TV is billing with a flurry of Cinematic Screen Savers, while the Google’s Android TV packs some aesthetic wallpapers from Art gallery curated by Google. Apple TV 4K’s cinematic screen savers collection is mind-boggling, and the best thing is, users can also sideload these screen savers on Android TV and Mac. Here’s the step-by-step tutorial, by which you can get Apple TV 4K Screen Savers on Android TV.
Changing the screen saver is one of the easiest ways to customize the Android TV aka Google TV. Just like PCs and Laptops, Android TVs too have screen saver system which comes in play when the TV is in idle mode. As I said earlier, by default most Android TV’s use the Art Gallery (Backdrop) curated by Google for screensavers. The default system displays high-res photos along with the current time and weather. Although, Google’s hand-picked images look good on the Android TV, but all these are still photos.
While the Apple TV 4K’s Cinematic Screen Saver collection features a number of Aerial Videos shot over various locations like San Francisco, Dubai, Los Angeles, London, and more. So, if you want to use these Cinematic video screen savers on your Android TV or Google TV, then you can follow the below steps.
Set Apple TV Screen Savers on Android TV
Apple TV Screen Savers are available to Android TV through a third-party app, named Aerial Dream. One of the best features of Android TV is, users can easily sideload third-party apps, and using the same method allow us to set Apple TV screen savers on Android TV.
Thanks to the Daniel Cachapa, who have ported the Apple TV 4K Cinematic screen savers to the Android TV. Talking about the app, then the it has screensavers from Apple TV 2015, Apple TV 2017, Apple TV 2018, and Apple TV 2019. Apple TV 2015 screensavers are available in Full-HD resolution, while the 2017, 2018, and 2019, collection is available in both Full-HD and 4K resolution. You can also disable 2015 collection if want.
Now let’s take a look at the steps on how to get Apple TV screen savers on Android TV.
One of the best things about Aerial Dream app is, it’s freely available on the Google Play Store. For sideloading the app, open Play Store on your Android TV, then click on the search icon and type Aerial Dream, then tap on Aerial Dream and sideload it on your Android TV.
After downloading the app, tap on Open button from the Play Store itself, you can even move to all apps section and then open Aerial Dream app.
Opening the app will show you a bunch of different options including video sources, selection of screen saver quality, including settings, and Actions. The first section allows user to pick screen savers from different models of Apple TV. As I said earlier, the collection bags screen savers from Apple TV 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019 as well.
2015 Apple TV option has a number of different customization options in comparison to other models. You can enable, disable, select random option, or choose between Daytime videos only and Nighttime Videos only, or even select According to local time option. It will show you day or night time videos as per your local time.
You can select disable, Full HD (1080p), or Ultra HD (4K) options from 2017 Apple TV, 2018 Apple TV, or 2019 Apple TV. Now you can enable any of these screen savers on your Android TV.
In the next section aka Settings section, you can enable or disable settings to show clock, location, and video progress on screen saver.
The last section, allows you to test these Settings, you can tap on Test settings to see the preview of Apple TV screen savers on your Android TV or Google TV.
Talking about the last option, then tapping on Open system screensaver options will show you Screen Saver settings, you can tap on Screen Saver, then select Aerial Dream to set Aerial Dream as default Screen Saver on Android TV. That’s it.
Note: Optionally, you can open Settings > Device Preferences > Screen Saver > Screensaver > select Aerial Dream.
Now whenever your Android TV (Google TV) is in idle mode, you can see Apple TV’s 4K screen saver on your Android TV.
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