Hi! Kylee is here today to share a fun hack that I recently discovered! When we moved into our new home, my husband and I had an ongoing debate about whether or not we should have a TV over the fireplace. Personally, I felt like I didn’t want it as we had a lot of other TV spaces in our house, but my husband really wanted one here. I don’t like the look of a big black box above the fireplace so I was trying to convince him that we should invest in a Frame TV because they look like a real work of art!
We hadn’t settled the debate yet, but decided to hang the TV up since the previous owners left the machine so it was easy to put it up there (I think I want to adjust the height a bit but it will be fine for now!). While we were still discussing the possibility of changing the TV, I decided to see whether or not I could display some artwork on the TV we have, at least as a temporary fix and it turns out I was able to do this with our Amazon Fire Stick using the screensavers. There are plenty of places to download and purchase art for your TV on the web, but I have all of these free art downloads from Bless’er House and I’m much happier with the living room now! I haven’t even told my husband about Frame TV since;)
Set up your Fire TV or Fire TV Stick screensaver
From your Amazon Photos mobile app, tap the “More” tab
- Tap “Customize Echo Show & Fire TV”
- Tap the Fire TV you want to customize
- Turn on Daily Memories or tap “Add more collections” to select one of your existing collections as a screen saver.
Or, from your Fire TV
- In your Fire TV settings, click Display & Sounds
- Click Screen Saver
- Click on Current Screen Saver and select a collection of photos
The only problem I encountered is that the fire stick goes to sleep after a while, so it takes a little workaround to keep your screensaver on indefinitely. My practical husband followed a tutorial to make it happen, just click here!
I’ve also seen some great tips for making your own DIY frame to go around your TV. -I love this one from Cass Makes Home! She also shares other art sources that I’ll have to check out! I’m glad my TV bezel is pretty minimalist already, but who knows, maybe I’ll try a frame hack at some point.
Let us know if you try this trick!
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