Google Releases 'Featured Photos' Screensaver for Mac

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Google has released a free Mac screensaver that showcases popular high-quality photos shared and liked by Google+ users.

The company regularly showcases Google+ photography on idle Pixel phone screens as well as on TVs and monitors connected to its Chromecast and Google Fiber products. Called Featured Photos, the free screensaver download announced yesterday brings the same eye-catching photography to the Mac.

Google Featured Photos

From striking skylines to captivating vistas, talented photographers share beautiful, eye catching work on Google+ every day. To bring these photos to a wider audience, we’ve long showcased a selection of them on TVs and monitors around the world via Google Fiber and millions of Chromecast devices.

Now, we’re pleased to be able to make these beautiful photos by our members even more accessible by bringing them to your computers and [Android] phones.

Photos are selected based on set criteria, so there are no pictures featuring people, text, or watermarks, and all photos are landscape orientation with a minimum 1080p resolution. Each photo is attributed to its owner via a Google+ profile link in the corner of the screen. Users with multiple screen set-ups see a different photo on each screen.

You can download the screensaver here.

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Top Rated Comments

Kaibelf Avatar
54 months ago
Unless there are toasters with wings I'm not interested in this product.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uptheaunty Avatar
54 months ago
Hey cool! It's the 90s again!!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
54 months ago

For me, I'd actually wish that Apple would allow me to select simply one screen saver on the Apple TV - Night Shot of NYC; I absolutely love it!

If only I could put that on all Apple devices, iPhone, iPad and the Mac!

For Mac, check https://github.com/JohnCoates/Aerial
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Telos101 Avatar
54 months ago

The screensaver is incompatible with macOS 10.12.1

That's very weird. It works on my Mac running 10.12.1...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kebabselector Avatar
54 months ago
Thing is when I'm not using my Mac I either close/sleep it or shut it down.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ghosts Avatar
54 months ago

That's very weird. It works on my Mac running 10.12.1...

Bizarre... Installing directly from the DMG resulted in that error. I reinstalled after dragging the .saver on to the desktop and installing from there and everything is fine now!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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