HT4362: Apple TV (2nd generation): How to use your photos with your Apple TV screensaverLearn about Apple TV (2nd generation): How to use your photos with your Apple TV screensaver
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to Dilip_123)
Welcome to the Apple community.
Unlike photo slideshows, the screensaver uses photographs stored on the Apple TV. The Apple TV has little storage and therefore the screensaver selection is limited to a selected number of photographs. There is no way to determine what these photographs are, other than to create smaller albums and choose them for the screensaver.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Winston can you please get someone at Apple to fix this bug?
If they can't fix this feature they should pull it entirely from the AppleTV instead of ******* everyone off trying to figure out why it's useless.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to needsomhlp)
It's not a bug, it's the way it's supposed to work, if it allowed you to fill the Apple TV with photos there would be no room to download videos.
I'm nothing to do with Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2012 5:06 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
I consider it a bug and I'm sure anyone else that bought the AppleTV partly to use the photo screensaver would also consider it a bug. I have other mediaplayers that work fine, they don't store all the images or maybe they only store a few at a time and when they get to the end of the cache they que up the next bunch. I think the atv already refreshes some of the cue just need to flush 100% each time it roles through them.
I guess we need to wait until some Apple vip is in some meeting with a unit that's got it's screensaver running and some seriously embarassing picture pops up, then again, and again... then he'll call downstairs and say, hay we got a bug in the screensaver code :-o
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2012 10:32 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
I have Apple TV 1
I just updated the software, and now for Screensaver it does NO LONGER offer me to select my own photos...only offers National Geographic, Animals, Flowers, Photostream and Flickr...can i reset it back to a folder on iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 10:58 PM (in response to selwynfromvic)
Same thing happened to me. Lame. How do I get that back? My screensaver made from my own photos of my family and travel was one of the best things about the apple tv.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:23 PM (in response to Dilip_123)
I can only get about 20 photos via screensaver - the file I selected in iTunes has about 170. Is there a fix for this problem other than creating several smaller folders in iPhoto, and manually changing them from time to time, as someone else on here suggested?