Keeping the same image on the TV all the time may cause a burn-in effect, so TVs with Android TV have a screen saver It is activated automatically if you do not play anything for a while. This is a good idea, although on some TVs it activates too early which can be annoying.
If every time you get up for a drink of water, the TV closes the streaming app and displays a collection of landscapes, we will tell you how you can increase the time that elapses before the screen saver is activated
Don’t fall asleep yet
On TVs and Android TV devices, it works much like on mobiles: manufacturers can make different changes to how they work, although something as basic as the screen protector is common. What may change is the time it takes to activate the screen saver, which on some TVs is in just five minutes.
When the screen saver is activated, the visibility of the app you were in – such as Netflix – is lost and, although you return to it when you press any button on the remote, it does not return. not exactly at the same point, but it is the equivalent having changed the application. It’s not a devastating thing, but it can be annoying if this happens to you several times during the day.
Fortunately, although Android TV does not have as many settings as Android for mobile, one of them increases the idle time that elapses before activating the screen saver. ‘screen. To change it you have to go to the Settings, on the top bar.
The menu you come across may vary slightly depending on your TV. In those which maintain a normal interface with that of Stock, scroll the menu to Device Preferences.
Among all the options present in Device Preferences, scroll to Screen saver. Keep in mind that the menus may be different on your TV. If you can’t find the option, you’ll have to try your luck in other menus and submenus.
In this section you can choose between several screensavers, start it at this time to test it, choose whether the device will go to sleep automatically after a certain time of inactivity and, the option that we interested now, When it activates.
You can choose between a period of 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour and 2 hours. The choice is yours, and that is that while 5 minutes is a pretty short interval, an hour or two can be too long with the same picture on TV without stopping. A midpoint between 15-30 minutes seems like a good midpoint.