The new Apple TV is built around new and exciting apps, but has a few little surprises hidden away as well. One of those is its beautiful, slow-motion screensavers that will turn your TV into a wall-mounted work of art.
Developer Khaos Tian recently found the new Apple TV screensavers hard-coded into the company’s website. They’re apparently online because Apple will be uploading new ones that the Apple TV’s tvOS operating system can later download from the web. 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo rendered the video on his website and made them easily watchable to save you the lengthy download — try them all here! The slow-mo aerial videos are of locations like Hawaii, London, and San Francisco, at both day and night.
If you want to download all the Apple TV screensaver videos (here), they’re uploaded at 1920×1080 pixels at 30 frames per second — perfect for a Full HD TV. Depending on their length — usually two to three minutes — each video is about 150-250MB in size, and there are 34 in total (at least at the moment), so you’ll need about 6GB of quota to download them, and a similarly sized flash drive to get them looping on your TV or media player, which will have to be capable of decoding H.264 MPEG-4 files.
To get each file on your PC or Mac, head to that Apple link and copy each Web address (ending in .mov) into your address bar to kick off each individual video download. You’ll have to be happy with that for the time being, because we don’t actually know when Australia will be getting the new Apple TV. When it does hit our shores, though, these are some of the beautiful locales it’ll display when you’re not using it.