New York Apple TV Screensaver

Apple TV Screensavers and their Locations Identified

Posted in Apple TV on 06/11/2017 by Staff


Apple TV shows fantastic screensavers when it’s left alone idle. You can also hit “Menu” on the remote while you’re in the top-level menu to activate the screensavers on command. The locations of the city skylines and arial views are a common topic (when you casually sit on your couch, have a friend visiting, or when you’re throwing the biggest ranger party of your life). Let’s face it, you’re not an encyclopedia that knows everything so we have answers for you below. Here is a list of locations frequently appearing.

Hong Kong

hongkong apple TV screensaver


greenland apple tv screensaver

greenland apple TV screensaver


Dubai in the morning

dubai arial


china arial

Los Angeles

los ángeles highway system arial

San Francisco

san francisco golden gate bridge

New York

New York arial view of times square new york hudson river



hawaii tropical coasthawaii valleyhawaii sky

Liwa in United Arab Emirates

liwa desert



london at night tower brige london during day the shard and tower bridge skyline


All Summarized

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  • Bill Britt

    If these locations are actual “live” locations, why are the vehicles maintaining identical speeds? I don’t know about the other cities, but the Los Angeles location featuring the Hollywood sign seems to be significantly altered since the sign is definitely not in the location depicted, relative to the Griffith Observatory.

    • Johny D.

      The locations are recorded, not live-streamed. Why would you think that?

      • Bill Britt

        Please refer back to my question. I never said live-streamed. I meant “live” as in “real” which is why I put the word “live” in quotes. Again…if the locations are REAL I’m just wondering why the vehicles are all maintaining the exact same speed and never change lanes. Are the vehicles computer-generated and placed into real environments? I’m just trying to figure it out.

        • Odd Fellow

          If this is really important to you, you should be scientific about it and check the distance between marks in the road. Then calculate the speed of every car there and see if they really have the exact same speed.
          You should also count the cars and make a statistically estimate to find out if not changing lanes in that time frame really is unreal, compared to the same time frame on a highway you know is real.

          Or have you done that already?

          • Bill Britt

            If no car changes lanes, and every car in a lane maintains the exact same distance from the car in front of it (both situations extremely unlikely in the real world) I’m thinking no math is necessary to confirm whether the cars are computer-generated. Hence my suspicion that they are.