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 film 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 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 swipe to the Memories category in the menu bar.
Select a memory, then do any of the following:
Watch the film: Select the film at the top of the screen.
View individual photos and videos from the film: Swipe down on the Touch surface to scroll through a summary of photos and videos from the film. Select a photo or video to view it full-screen. Select Show More to see more items.
View a map of locations where the photos or videos were taken: Swipe down on the Touch surface, then select the map shown in Places. Swipe 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: Swipe down on the Touch surface, then select any person shown in People.
View related memories: Swipe down on the Touch surface to browse additional memories. Select a memory to open it.
Add a memory to your Favourite Memories album: Swipe down on the Touch surface to the bottom of the screen, then select Add to Favourite Memories. The Favourite Memories album can be found in the Albums category of the Photos app .
Set a memory as the Apple TV screen saver: Swipe down on the Touch surface 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, swipe down to show the Info pane, then do any of the following:
Change the mood: Swipe to Mood, then swipe down and select the mood you prefer.
Change the duration: Swipe to Duration, then swipe down and select Short, Medium or Long.
Access audio controls: Swipe to Audio, then swipe down and select the option you prefer.
Delete, block or add a memory to favourites
In the Memories category of the Photos app on Apple TV, highlight a memory, press and hold the Touch surface of the Siri Remote, then select any of the following:
Add to (or Remove from) Favourite Memories: Add or remove the memory from the Favourite 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.