Apple TV is much like Android TV, a set-top box for TVs that provide an interface powered by third-party apps. Although fans of each product may argue which is better, ultimately each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.
One really elegant feature of Apple TV is its Aerial screensaver. When the device isn’t active for a particular period of time, it switches to an elegant flyover of San Francisco at sunset or some other place, leaving some stunning imagery that looks beautiful on a TV.
Coding Buffalo took these videos and incorporated them into the equivalent for Android. The Aerial Dream app uses the Daydream API. You can select it from a list of options in settings.
When you first open it, it will be loading for a while. It downloads the video locally so that it doesn’t continually ping the server. Once it is finished downloading it starts to play the video, full screen. You can just sit back and watch it.
Although the app is currently available to download, it’s hard to say for how long. As it’s using Apple’s videos, there may be a copyright takedown. The videos themselves are openly hosted by Apple, so it may be that they don’t care too much. Either way, it’s free to download right now, and it only seems to require the Internet for the initialization. Once that is done, it runs well on any device with or without Internet.
H/T to Charles H.