Aerial is a free and open-source Mac screen saver

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Compatible with macOS 10.12 and later
(including Monterey and Apple Silicon)
Version 2.3.3 (May. 15)
Version 2.3.4beta8 (Sept. 21)
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Aerial is a macOS screensaver that lets you play videos from Apple's tvOS screensaver. This includes classic Aerial videos shot over various cities and locations (New York, San Francisco, China...), Earth videos from the ISS, and the new underwater videos introduced in tvOS 13. Starting with version 2.0, Aerial also includes videos from 3rd parties that kindly shared them, and you can also now add your own!

Aerial is completely free and open source. You can follow its development here on GitHub, and even participate if you want. You don't have to be a developer, we always need help when it comes to translations in various languages, check here for more information (it's easy !).

What's new in 2.3?

Weather Forecasts thanks to OpenWeather

Important crash fix

Some users in northern locations could experience crashes with previous versions, if using the adapt videos to your location feature, in the case where they didn't experience an astronomical sunrise/sunset during this time of the year (users from Norway and Finland first reported the issue). Thanks for your patience, this bug is fixed in 2.3.2 and up.

A new weather API

Aerial now uses OpenWeather as a provider for its weather data, replacing the previous API that is no longer available.

I want to thank OpenWeather for their support of Open Source as on top of being able to show your current conditions, Aerial will *also* be able to show various forecasts:

More information is available from their API and based on interest, some new features should arrive in upcoming versions.

You will also notice new color icons. On macOS Big Sur, Aerial now uses Apple's SF Symbols color icons. They will look sharper and they automatically adapt to the size of the font you pick in weather's settings.

Better message options

Messages can now be multi line, and for the most complex scenarios, Aerial can periodically display the output of a shell script.

Still new, extra videos

After having introduced 20 extra videos in 2.0, Joshua Michaels & Hal Bergman listened to feedback and went back to work on improving them. With Aerial 2.2, you will get updated versions of those videos, many have been slowed down so they feel a lot more natural amongst the other Aerial videos, and they also have seen some optimization on video compression so they have better quality and take even less disk space ! A huge shoutout to them for their effort on this.

If you enjoy the updated videos, please consider supporting them by checking the video packs they have created especially for Aerial on their website, those too have all been updated with better compression and slower paced videos.


Aerial is free and open-source. It was started in 2015 by John Coates

Since version 1.4, it's maintained by Guillaume Louel.