How to Set the ISS’s Earth Live Feed as Your Screensaver

Joel Lee 12-05-2016

Nowadays, screensavers aren’t exactly necessary Are Screensavers Still Relevant? When to Use Them (And When Not To) Screensavers may no longer be necessary, but there are some really cool ones that are still worth using today. Read More to prevent image burn or to prolong the lifespan of our monitors — but screensavers can still be awesome for sprucing up your computers while you’re away. Indeed, there are plenty of ways to use screensavers creatively The 10 Creative Ways to Use a Screensaver Read More .


For example, did you know that the International Space Station provides a 24/7 live video feed of Earth? More than that, did you know that you can set it as your screensaver in Windows? Yes, you can, and it’s awesome.

All you have to do is install HTML Screensaver. This tool allows you to set any HTML web page as your screensaver, and best of all, multiple monitors are supported! Set your screensaver as one of the following ISS feeds:

That’s it. The feeds are usually silent, but every once in a while you may hear sounds. If you don’t want to be surprised by that, you should turn off your volume whenever you expect the screensaver to show.

Warning: These video feeds are HD 720p. So if you walk away from your computer for hours at a time, keep in mind that you’re basically streaming a LOT of data. This can be hugely problematic if you’re restricted by internet data caps Why Do Data Caps Exist and How Can You Bypass Them? ISP and mobile data caps are frustrating, but why do they exist? Here's how to bypass your data cap and enjoy limitless internet. Read More .

Consider sprucing up your computer even further with one of these live wallpapers 8 Fascinating Live Wallpapers for Your Windows Desktop A live wallpaper can help you relax, improve your mood, or even get you hyped ahead of a big event. We show you the best animated wallpapers you can get on your Windows desktop. Read More . Indeed, live wallpapers are really easy to set up Make Your Desktop Stunning With an Interactive Live Wallpaper Nothing makes your desktop stand out like a live interactive background. It's also one of the greatest exercises in customizing your Windows setup. We'll show you how to do it easily with Rainmeter. Read More and have a lot of potential for cool effects.


Which feed are you going to use? How cool are these ISS feeds? Tell us in the comments below!

Related topics: Screensaver, Windows Tricks.

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  1. Leandro
    May 12, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    The HTML Screensaver's link is wrong...

    Nice post, by the way!

    • Joel Lee
      May 25, 2016 at 2:34 am

      Oh boy. That's embarrassing. Thanks Leandro! Link is fixed now. :)