Dive into Apple TV’s new underwater screensavers

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These Alaskan jellyfish look good on Apple TV.
Photo: Apple

Apple today rolled out 11 new screensavers for Apple TV. All have an underwater theme, showcasing marine life in oceans around the world. The update takes the total number of scenes to more than 80.

If you recently purchased an Apple TV to enjoy Apple TV+, you were probably disappointed to find that there was no new content again this week. No TV shows. No movies. Nothing.

But there are a bunch of new screensavers to enjoy. So that’s … something.

Apple TV adds 11 new screensavers

The 11 screensavers added today take you under the sea, where you’ll find dolphins, whales, and colorful corals. They were filmed in places like Alaska, California, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Here’s the full list:

  • Alaskan Jellies x 2
  • California Dolphins
  • California Kelp Forest
  • Costa Rica Dolphins
  • Cownose Rays
  • Gray Reef Sharks
  • Humpback Whale
  • Red Sea Coral
  • Tahiti Waves x 2

Sadly, it’s not possible to select or preview a screensaver on Apple TV. Your device simply displays a random selection, usually after it has been idle for a while. But you can start the screensaver manually.

To do this, press the Menu button on the Siri Remote while on the tvOS Home screen.

Apple TV’s screensaver options

You can also specify how long Apple TV waits before the screen saver kicks in automatically by going into the Settings app, choosing General, then selecting Screen Saver. Pick the Start After option, then select a time.

Apple TV downloads new screensavers automatically. But you can choose how often it fetches them. Inside the same Screen Saver menu, select Download New Video, then select either daily, weekly, or monthly.

If you want to see the new screensavers now, you’ll find a helpful Apple TV users has uploaded each one to Reddit as a video file.