How To Use Chromecast Screensaver On Chromebooks Or Chrome Browser

One thing we’ve all seen on Windows and Mac computers is a screensaver. These screensavers aren’t exactly selling points on a computer, but they are nice to have. On a Chromebook though, this feature is simply nowhere to be found. But thanks to a clever developer, we can now use them on Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.

It only takes a single download to enable this and then you can enjoy the awesome wallpapers in a slideshow that you should already be familiar with if you own a Chromecast.



The app you will need to download is called “Webview Screensaver” and it is available for free in the Chrome Web Store. Once installed the app is very simple. If you leave the device alone for more than a minute a full screen slideshow will come up from the same source as the Chromecast’s slideshow. This will continue to play until you exit the app. Definitely be sure to check this one out!

 

Download From The Chrome Web Store

  • Richard Bucker

    Screensavers no longer serve the function they once designed for. Back in the day of phosphorous and cathode ray tubes and even early model plasma and LCD displays it was necessary to prevent pixel burn-in. Today’s displays are much more durable, however, most modern screensavers require that the machine run at full speed to render exotic images. Furthermore while LCD light sources are lasting longer than ever before we still tend to burn them out and discard them. All but the most expensive monitors are not repairable.

    ** When I worked for IBM they did not want us to power off our computers at night but management insisted that we power off the monitors. Presumably the electricity costs for the monitor was significant and the CPU boot time impacted productivity.