If you have a Chromecast, you’ve probably seen some of the really cool photos that are displayed as a “screensaver” on your TV when you aren’t casting anything to it. Google features some stunning high resolution photos that are pulled from some of the best photographers on Google+, bringing them to a much broader audience than they’d normally reach.
But now, you’ll be able to see those photos on more than just your Chromecast on your TV. Google has rolled out a new application that will use those photos on either your Android phone or your, uh, Mac. Yeah, no Chromebook support or Windows PC support. Just Android and MacOS. Weird, but okay.
If you use the Android app, it acts as a live wallpaper that pulls from some of those featured G+ photos and sporadically changes your background. It’s exactly like Chromecast’s slideshow, but on your phone. The Mac application works the same way, but it’s a screensaver for when you aren’t using your computer, not a wallpaper changer.
Anyone that publicly shares their photos on Google+ will be considered to be featured in the wallpaper selection, although you can opt out of that if you don’t want to join in. Hopefully this move entices more photographers to start sharing their work on G+ for more people to see.