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How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

Android TV has a built-in screensaver feature, but it’s quite limiting in functionality. You can’t set your own images as a screensaver, neither can you customize the aspect ratio or change the transition effect. So if you are looking for a way to set custom screensavers on Android TV that also brings a range of new features then you have come to the right place. Just follow the steps below and you will be able to import your images and set them as your screensaver. The best part is that there is also an option to bring back Google Photos as your screensaver. So on that note, let’s go through the steps.

Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

1. First of all, open the Play Store on your Android TV and search for “screensaver”. Now install Photo Gallery and Screensaver (Free, offers in-app purchases) app.

2. After installing the app, open it, and move to “Settings”.

Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

3. Here, open “Photo Sources“.

Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

4. Next, scroll down and open “Local” if you wish to set custom screensavers on Android TV from local storage. In case, you want to connect your Google Photos for screensaver then you can do that too.

Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

5. Now, click on “Add Local Directory” and then grant permission to access the local storage.

Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

6. After that, open “Internal Shared Storage“.

How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

7. Here, click on “Choose current directory” at the top. You have finally added Android TV’s entire local storage to the app.

How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

8. Now open Settings again and open “Set your screensaver“.

How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

9. Here, open “Screen saver” and choose “Photo Gallery and Screensaver“. You can also customize the inactivity period as to when the custom screensaver will kick in.

How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

10. Finally, you are done. To test the custom screensaver, go ahead and click on “Default Your Settings” under the “Start Screensaver” section.

Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

11. Now the screensavers will be live on your Android TV. Now onwards, the app will start the custom screensavers on your Android TV based on the inactivity time you have set.

How to Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

12. In case the photos are not showing up on the app then just click on “Sync Now” to rescan all the images from your local directory.

Set Custom Screensavers on Android TV

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So that is how you can set your own screensaver on Android TV. As you can see, Android TV does not offer the ability to upload local images so you need to use a third-party app. The steps are a bit lengthy but it’s easily doable. To find more such Android TV tips and tricks, you can follow our linked article. Anyway, that is all from us. If you are facing any issue then comment down below and let us know. We will surely try to help you out.

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