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Turn Your Apple TV into the Best Digital Picture Frame

Turn Your Apple TV into the Best Digital Picture Frame

Beautiful photography looks awesome filling up large television screens. We've collected apps that are great for flipping through photos, or just leaving pretty pictures on in the background when you're not using your TV.

Behance

Discover unique creations from fine art to graphic design

Behance
Photo galleries

For those who enjoy slide shows from various design industries.

Behance comes from the Adobe family of apps and has a large variety of image types that range from advertising and architecture to photography and typography. The images are displayed beautifully in a continuous slideshow. You can adjust the settings for each slideshow, learn more about the artist or image with a click, and quickly set the scene for your home or business.

Why we love it

Behance offers a nice array of images for both your home and your business. The endless slide shows provide the perfect setting with photos, illustrations, and designs to match.

For those who...

  • You like images from various creative design types
  • You enjoy professional images

Not for those who...

  • You prefer your own images on Apple TV
  • You do not like viewing professional images
Flixel TV

Set amazing moving photos as your Apple TV backdrop

Flixel TV
Start the show

For those who enjoy beautiful photos with a unique moving effect.

When you want moving photos on your Apple TV, there's nothing better than Flixel TV. Instead of showing off a full video or a still photograph, Flixel gives you cinemagraphs, which are photographs with a minor and repeated movement to create the illusion of a moving photograph, similar to an animated GIF, if you will. Flixel TV has a ton of different ones to choose from in the gallery, ranging from nature to space to sports and more. If you're interested in learning how to make your own cinemagraphs, there is a Learning Lab that shows you all you need to know. Make your own and then upload it to show off for others.

Why we love it

Why view static images on your Apple TV, when you can see stunning photos with movement? Flixel TV provides wonderful cinemagraphs for a fabulous effect.

For those who...

  • You enjoy viewing photographs
  • You like the idea of moving photos

Not for those who...

  • You prefer to view your own photos
  • You prefer static images
Getty Images

From cute and cuddly to famous and fabulous, you can see it all on Apple TV

Getty Images
Celebrities, sports, and more

For those who like to view trending photos over nature scenes.

The Getty Images app lets you check out a wide range of images, from nature landscapes to rainy days to the rich and famous and even the cute and cuddly. The Editors Choice section has some great photographs that will surely turn heads, or you can check out what's trending too. Save Favorites easily to share with others later. Getty Images is a great way to view the world right from the comfort of your home.

Why we love it

When you are ready to move away from the same old types of ordinary photos, Getty Images gives you unique photos of people, places, and things from all walks of life.

For those who...

  • You like photos of celebrities, sports, and news
  • You enjoy viewing out-of-the-ordinary photos on Apple TV

Not for those who...

  • You dislike photos of celebrities, sports, and news
  • You prefer viewing your own pictures
Lightroom CC

Shine a light on your photos

Lightroom CC
Lightroom on the big screen

For photographers who use Adobe's popular Creative Cloud service.

Enjoy all of your photos on the big screen with Lightroom for the Apple TV. Subscribers can easily view all of their images along with specific Collections synced from the Creative Cloud. Along with a slideshow feature, you can zoom in 200 percent on each image to view smaller details. All images are available with the latest edits.

Why we love it

While Apple’s iCloud Photo Library is also available on the Apple TV, Creative Cloud is the service of choice for many professional photographers. And the ability to showcase images on a big screen adds another big subscriber benefit.

For those who...

  • Store and edit images using the Creative Cloud Service.
  • Looking for a more professional-oriented photography suite.
  • Want to display images on the big screen.

Not for those who...

  • You don't use the Adobe Creative Cloud to edit or store images.
  • You already use Apple's iCloud Photo Library.
500px

Let your Apple TV take you on a photo journey across the globe

500px
Start your journey

For those who enjoy an easy-to-use app with a lovely photo display of the Earth.

500px lets you explore and discover amazing photographs from the community in continuous slideshows. From Fall in Japan to Lost in Wilderness, you will enjoy these stunning images that are captured and shared by others. The featured galleries also include relaxing Zen scenes and fascinating Urban Patterns, both of which bring a uniqueness to the photos you can display on your television screen.

Why we love it

500px lets you sit back and relax with stunning, captivating, and striking photos from around the world. Just choose a selection from the many gallery options and enjoy.

For those who...

  • You enjoy endless slide shows of images
  • You like to explore awesome photos

Not for those who...

  • You prefer to display videos
  • You prefer to view your own photos
Flickr

Enjoy a variety of photos and videos on your Apple TV

Flickr
Browse and select

For those who like a variety of photos and videos displayed on Apple TV.

With Flickr on Apple TV, you can check out photos and videos from the community, which are all categorized by type. The app provides a handy search feature for when you want to view something specific, and you can connect your Flickr account to see your own photos too. Pictures can be viewed as slideshows with adjustable settings or used as basic screensavers. From hilarious animal photo bombs to majestic nature scenes, Flickr has a wonderful collection.

Why we love it

From lighthearted and fun to stunning and amazing, you can enjoy photos and videos from Flickr on your Apple TV. View those from the community, or your own, as a seamless slideshow or stunning screensaver.

For those who...

  • You use Flickr
  • You like a variety of photos and videos

Not for those who...

  • You dislike Flickr community images
  • You prefer moving photographs
VSCO

Simple images from around the world bring your Apple TV to life

VSCO
Captivating collages

For those who like viewing static images in a slide show.

With VSCO you can put a continuous collage slide show on your Apple TV with amazing pictures from all around the globe. The photos come from a variety of categories and are assembled nicely for a gorgeous background display. If you are interested in specific images, you can search by keyword. No matter what you're looking for, VSCO will have you covered.

Why we love it

For a smooth and easy way to dress up your Apple TV, VSCO lets you see awesome photos for a cool background display.

For those who...

  • You prefer static images on your Apple TV
  • You like simple background photos

Not for those who...

  • You prefer videos or moving images on your Apple TV
  • You prefer using your own photos as a background
Splash - photography

Create the perfect atmosphere with spectacular photos

Splash - photography
Splash - photography

For those who like high-quality images.

Splash – Photography has an array of high-resolution photos for your Apple TV viewing pleasure. You can choose from nature, people, architecture, food, technology, and more. If you can't decide, just let Splash pick for you with random photo slideshows. You can adjust the timer for images and create a beautiful atmosphere right in your living room.

Why we love it

For stunning, high-quality photos on your Apple TV, Splash – Photography helps you set the mood.

For those who...

  • You enjoy beautiful photos
  • You like picking picture categories

Not for those who...

  • You prefer to view your own photos
  • You prefer videos displayed on your Apple TV