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Published on December 19th, 2017 | by Kirk Hiner


3 great Christmas lights apps exclusively for Apple TV

We’ve told you about virtual fireplaces and we’ve told you about virtual snow. What’s left for the Christmas holidays, then, except for lights? I recall a time when coworkers would line their monitors with Macintosh Christmas light programs (we called them programs then), and you can do the same with your Apple TV.

Christmas HD Pro

Developer: Muhammad Shoaib
Price: $0.99

And here’s your proof. Christmas HD Pro features a few different video options, one of which is almost exactly like those Christmas light Mac apps of yore.

christmas hd pro

You wouldn’t want that image to be your desktop wallpaper, of course, but the colorful, festive design works pretty well on your widescreen TV. Whether it’s in the background as you open gifts or as you entertain family and friends, it’ll help make the mood merry and bright. There are a few other holiday-themed images (with audio) that I actually liked better, but this one makes the best use of lights.

Download Christmas HD Pro

Merry Christmas 2017

Developer: Atikur Rahman
Price: Free ($1.99 to unlock all five loops)

Again, not an app dedicated to Christmas lights, but one that incorporates Christmas lights into one of five video loops.

merry christmas 2017

The effect is not entirely unlike your built-in Macintosh screen saver, albeit with tiny Christmas tree lights that will thankfully never burn out. And honestly, you should check this app out for the other video loops included, a couple of which are like ugly Christmas sweaters on acid. Have a very trippy Christmas.

Download Merry Christmas 2017!

Snow Storm Live

Developer: William Alexander
Price: Free ($0.99 to unlock Super Snow Edition)

We close out our list with a snowstorm app. But do you know what? Snow looks great when it’s following over Christmas lights. Or angry cats in Santa hats. However you celebrate.

snow storm live

A better, jollier example of Christmas lights usage can be seen in the lead image above.

In addition to letting you choose your background, Snow Storm Live gives you plenty of control over the snow: amount, size, speed, direction, etc. Baby, it’s cold outside! And possibly inside, too, depending upon the background you select.

Download Snow Storm Live

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About the Author

has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

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