Google brings stunning Featured Photos screensaver to Mac

Google brings stunning Featured Photos screensaver to Mac


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Featured Photos makes your Mac look even prettier while it's idle.
Photo: Google

Want a stellar screensaver for your Mac? Look no further than the stunning Featured Photos from Google.

It’s the same screensaver that ships on Chromecast, Fiber, and Pixel devices, and it displays a bunch of beautiful images sourced from Google+ that make your Mac look even prettier while it’s idle.

“From striking skylines to captivating vistas, talented photographers share beautiful, eye catching work on Google+ every day,” Google says.

[contextly_auto_sidebar]“To bring those 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 you can enjoy those high-resolution photos on your Mac while it’s not in use with the Featured Photos screensaver.

Google only selects public, high-resolution images that don’t feature people, so you’ll find there are plenty of landscape and nature shots to feast your eyes on. And if you use more than one monitor, you’ll get to enjoy a different photo on each display.

You can download the screensaver from Google’s Feature Photos website. Installing it on your Mac is as easy as opening the download, double-clicking on the screensaver file, and then confirming you want to install it when prompted by System Preferences.

You can then select “Google Featured Photos” within the screensaver options before entering your password to enable it.

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