How to get the new Apple TV aerial views screen saver on your Mac

Well-known jailbreak developer John Coates (@punksomething) has created an app that lets you add the new Apple TV’s awesome-looking animated aerial screen savers to your Mac. As we saw during the Apple TV reveal, the crew behind the screen savers were meticulous in their attention to detail.

The locations of the aerial shots vary. Included are shots from San Francisco, China, New York, London, and Hawaii. In this post, we’ll show you how to add these same screen savers to your Mac by way of Coates’ easy-to-use tool.

    John Coates has ported the Apple TV’s new screen saver to Mac, and there are two quick and simple ways to install it. First, download the Aerial.saver screensaver file you’ll need from GitHub, then follow one of the options below:
    • Option A: Open Aerial.saver and OS X will ask if you’d like it installed.
    • Option B: Place Aerial.saver in ~/Library/Screen Savers
    Once you’ve completed one of these steps, open System Preferences on your Mac, select “Desktop & Screen Saver,” then select “Screen Saver.” Choose the “Aerial” screen saver you just installed, then click “Screen Saver Options” to specify which shots you want to see.

    By default, your Mac will cycle through all of them, and we recommend you leave it that way, because they’re all incredible. But if you want to, you can select to see only New York, or San Francisco, or whichever you prefer.
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