My 3rd generation Apple TV has a small but annoying problem where it defaults to the National Geographic screen saver, regardless of what is set on the Screen Saver page.

I've chosen > Photos > Explore:

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The next panel shows that I've chosen Flickr (but the situation is identical if I instead choose iCloud photos).

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After the Apple TV has been idle for 2 minutes the screen saver starts. Sometimes it shows 1 image from Flickr then immediately goes into a loop showing the National Geographic photos. Sometimes it shows Flickr photos for ~5 minutes before showing National Geographic.

The OS is set to automatic updates and there are no other issues. It's not exactly a show-stopper bug, just a bit annoying.

(This is the same problem as Screen saver settings keep defaulting back to National Geographic Photos but applies to Apple TV, not Mac.)

  • Grr.. I have the exact same issue! Have you found a solution yet? It does appear to have a ticket here, but no resolution: discussions.apple.com/thread/7026119 – user952342 Jan 3 '18 at 1:45
  • @user952342 nope I never resolved this. It looks like a bug I guess – Stephen Lead Jan 3 '18 at 15:48

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