I have a Fire TV Stick and have set the screensaver to a folder within Prime Photos of our family favourites. I only actually want it to come on after a period of inactivity or during music playback, which is what happens on my Apple TV.
If I play a station or playlist from Amazon Music, after 5 minutes have passed I want the music to continue but the screensaver to come on. However, it seems the only way I can get this to work (or a version of it), is by manually heading into Prime Photos, selecting my folder and starting a slideshow while music is playing.
The slideshow (which would be my screensaver), then displays, the music continues playing and I get a pop up message as songs change (which is what Apple TV does). Is there a way to get the screensaver to show during music playback and if not, how do I raise it as a feature request?
I have set that option yes, pointed it at the Prime Photos folder that contains the photos that I would like to use and set it to kick in after 5 minutes. If I listen to music but stop touching the remote (i.e. put on a playlist), I hoped the screensaver would start (as it does on my Apple TV and a Chromecast I used to have), but it doesn't.
We were watching a film earlier and hit pause to deal with something else and when I cam back to the TV the screensaver was showing. So it's seems to work, just not function as I hoped.
I have tested this on a second Fire TV Stick and it behaves the same way, with the screensaver not starting automatically when playing music.
I have the same problem. I need to be able to use the screensaver since I have an OLED display that is subject to burn in.
Doesn't seem to be a problem with iHeart radio, but oddly Amazon Music doesn't seem to be compatible with the Amazon Fire TV screensaver option.
it's the darnedest thing. Apparently, Amazon's Music app overrides the commands of the Amazon Fire screensaver, making Amazon Music incompatible, since I cannot use a music streaming app that will not allow the screensaver to function.
@Ten: you seem to have hitched to a dormant thread :( Either others found a secret solution or .... dunno what else :(
Hope a fellow customer may have a solution for you. You may need to use the HELP link on most Amazon pages and contact Amazon staff (for free) who may have an answer (they follow a script, they may not have an answer on a script :( 0
I THINK you are saying that you are driving apps from a Fire TV Stick and when playing Amazon Music the TV screen does not go into fluffy wombat mode.
You MAY want to check out what options are under the (undefined) OLED TV screen setup options. I know that my LG TV screen display commands totally overwrite my Stick, Bluray, DVD, USB and Cast settings. They seem to get confused with the hifi when it takes over - but then I have totally no idea how to control the hifi - it's a Denon and I think you need a PhD in astrophysics to use the <very rude words deleted> complicated remote control!!!!
Fingers crossed there is someone out there with the punch to hit your ticket :) CW
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