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Add Chromecast Backdrops as Mac Screensavers

Requires 10.9+

If you use a Chromecast or Android devices such as the Nvidia shield then you will be well aware of the backdrops that appear on your screen when there has been no interaction with your device for a short while. The backdrops come from photographers that you will find on Google+ (as well as many other places of course).

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.

We now there is an app available that allows you to use these backdrops as a screensaver on your Mac. The app is free and can be downloaded from here. Once installed you just enter your Desktop and Screen Saver Preferences window select Google Featured Photos and you will now get a random selection of these stunning photos set as your screen saver with a different one appearing each time your screen saver starts


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