View photo memories on Apple TV
The Memories screen in the Photos app automatically arranges photos and videos you haven’t seen or thought about in a while. Trips, events, and moments are presented in a gallery and as a short movie that you can watch on the big screen.
To get memories on your Apple TV, you need to have photos and videos on another iOS device, iPadOS device, or Mac linked to the same iCloud Photos account. The best memories created on those devices will automatically become available on your Apple TV.
You can’t create or edit memories on Apple TV, but you can adjust playback settings such as mood and duration.
Browse your memories
Open the Photos app on Apple TV, then navigate to the Memories category in the menu bar.
Select a memory, then do any of the following:
Watch the movie: Select the movie at the top of the screen.
View individual photos and videos from the movie: Navigate down to scroll through a summary of photos and videos from the movie. Select a photo or video to view it fullscreen. Select Show More to see more items.
View a map of locations where the photos or videos were taken: Navigate down, then select the map shown in Places. Navigate up, down, left, or right to pan the map, or press the Play/Pause button to access additional controls for zooming in or out, moving the map, or changing selections.
View photo collections of people that appear in the memory: Navigate down, then select any person shown in People.
View related memories: Navigate down to browse additional memories. Select a memory to open it.
Add a memory to your Favorite Memories album: Navigate down to the bottom of the screen, then select Add to Favorite Memories. The Favorite Memories album can be found in the Albums category of the Photos app.
Set a memory as the Apple TV screen saver: Navigate down to the bottom of the screen, then select Set as Screen Saver.
For more information about adjusting screen saver settings, see Use Apple TV screen savers.
Play a memory and adjust playback settings
In the Memories category of the Photos app on Apple TV, select a movie to play it.
During playback, navigate down to show the Info pane, then do any of the following:
Change the mood: Navigate to Mood, then navigate down and select the mood you prefer.
Change the duration: Navigate to Duration, then navigate down and select Short, Medium, or Long.
Access audio controls: Navigate to Audio, then navigate down and select the option you prefer.
Delete, block, or add a memory to favorites
In the Memories category of the Photos app on Apple TV, navigate to a memory, press and hold the clickpad center (second-generation Siri Remote) or touch surface (first-generation Siri Remote), then select any of the following:
Add to (or Remove from) Favorite Memories: Add or remove the memory from the Favorite Memories album found in the Albums category of the Photos app.
Delete Memory: Permanently delete the memory on Apple TV and on all devices connected to your iCloud Photos account.
Block Memory: Block memories of that particular day or place on Apple TV and on all devices connected to your iCloud Photos account.