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How to view Live Photos on Apple TV

With tvOS 9.2, Apple added the ability to view your entire iCloud Photo Library to your Apple TV. That also means you can view any Live Photos you've taken in action on the big screen.

How to view Live Photos on Apple TV

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Select the Live Photo you wish to view.

  1. Press and hold the trackpad on the Siri remote.

Hold the trackpad down for around a half-second, then your Live Photo will begin playing.

If you press the trackpad on the Siri Remote and the Live Photo does not begin playing right away, your Apple TV may still be loading content from iCloud. Give it a little time, and try again later.

Any questions?

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2 Comments
  • Thanks for the info, but I doubt that I can really "upload" my over 100gb iCloud Photo Library to an Apple TV. Perhaps "access from" is a better term.
  • How do we see all our photo folders with albums using the new update as at this stage all albums have to be separate from folders to view on Apple TV