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84.3 MB
Age rating
Current version
Jose Lopez
Last update
1 year ago
Version OS
10.13 or later
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User Reviews for Backgrounds

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4 years ago, chshch_8a
Great app
works well, great functions. Just have a small bug that some time the background in macos will works like a full screen picture which may block other apps if you bring it to front(it usually happened when it recovered from full screen mode).
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6 years ago, Tech Dude with Thick Glasses
Love the App
I was looking for an app that would play something in the background (Live video) and found this app. It’s a bit different in understanding how the preferences work. Just needs some cleaning up in my opinion but don’t take it for a grain of salt. I love the app and for the price of $1 I would have happily paid $5 for it. Plays videos in the back and did a lot more than I anticipated. The one real big thing I wish it had was more example videos. Developer or Developers please use some of your own videos I think that would be a nice touch to your app! Thank you for your time reading this.
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4 years ago, enthusiastic nerd guy
best video wallpaper app I've used...
this app works great at displaying videos as wallpaper, and ive used several other apps so far. the only bug I have found is that when I try to use the Music function, the app always crashes, so far deleting and reinstalling, resetting the app, changing settings, etc havent fixed the problem. Other than that, everything else works really well, if this bug werent there I'd say this was just about perfect!
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5 years ago, Brandon Gottshall
Fantasic when used with Aerial Screensavers
I use Aerial Backgrounds to save beautiful live screensaver videos to a location where I use the Backgrounds Application to run through a playlist of the videos. The result is a beautiful moving and changing location that brings me on a trip around the world visiting new places every time I open my Macbook.
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2 years ago, E.j.Teegarden
PRO: Everything you could ever want in a “Live” Desktop Wallpaper app. CON: Uses a Significant amount of CPU resources (Not sure if this trait can be improved by Developer-or-Not, so I still gave 5 STAR Review). Thank you Mr. Lopez (Backgrounds) for taking monateny out of staring at stagnent computer screens all day and night (med. school student/now graduate).
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6 years ago, Dogzz888
It’s great but...
I love this for video wallpapers but when I have a video on and play music from itunes it changes the video to the album art. Please change it’s a bit annoying, but other than that this is the best dynamic wallpaper app out there
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2 years ago, Araw93
I can't choose a background
I can't choose a background. All it does is make my background more interactive. Which is cool and all, but I wanted to go into the app and choose from the selection, which I could not. Clicked on it many times and it would fail to open. This is for my MacBook Pro. If this is not fixed or cannot be fixed, can I get a refund. Thank you
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6 years ago, LeonardoKou
It keeps playing one video
The playlist of videos won’t work. It keeps playing the same video over and over again. Try to fix it but can’t find a solution.
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5 years ago, whirlwindcn
Need speed control for video wallpaper
I wish the developer can add speed options for video playback. A slow-moving video backgroud will be more suitable for more situations.
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6 years ago, Voenix Rising
Things Don’t Work
Even though it’s set to start upon login (which it does), in order to get the Time Theme to appear, I have to manually go in and change it to something else and then change it back to time every single time I log in. The Time Widget doesn’t appear at all.
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4 years ago, Urgo
Best one out there
Works as advertised. The only issue I have is using videos for the background. I can add videos, but everytime I delete a video, it still shows up on the list.
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8 years ago, Xan Bar
Love It!
Great App! The simplicity yet perforamce and customization is impressive! Nice job! XB
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6 years ago, nodmcfall
Having trouble importing video
Hi, would anyone care to explain to me how to import my own video? I’m trying to import an mp4 file into video but Backgrounds won’t allow it.
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2 years ago, Henry Tharp
Just installed and cannot open subscriptions to order any background. Tried everything. Cannot reach support. All in all does not work on my Mini Mac. Too bad!!
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3 years ago, Jboxkilla
joel ortiz
after paying $2.99 they dont even let you use a background instead they want you to subscribe to them for an additional $1.99 wont be getting any more of my money
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4 years ago, AppleSapien
Just yes.
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8 years ago, Ron.Kingsley
Works as advertised
My favorite thing is that it doesn’t compress video if you choose a video as a wallpaper, so my native 4k videos don’t get degraded.
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1 year ago, twotwoasdasd88
No sound
No sound
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5 years ago, Météyeux
Good features, could use some fine-tuning
Dynamic desktop backgrounds are cool, and so are the options to show system load and/or date/time. 3/10/19 Enabling the option to show "seconds" in the clock or clock widget makes the clock not show on screen. Disabling it restores the clock. 3/12/19: Can't reproduce the problem, seconds now display correctly in both Clock Widget and Clock. One more thing… an option to stack the System dials vertically instead of horizontally (side-by-side) would be useful. 3/10/19 update: Vertical stacking option works nicely! Thanks
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2 years ago, 3glot
The developer used to be very responsive. However, it's starting to feel like this apps' been abandoned. A week ago (11/1/2022) I reported a visual glitch with the Parallax option on wake-from-sleep, as well as Backgrounds sometimes (often?) crashing between sleep and wakeup, which goes back to at least Catalina. A week later (11/8/2022) I haven't gotten even a simple acknowledgement of my bug report.
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3 years ago, Former Angry Birds Fan
Finding included backgrounds is not obvious
Finding included backgrounds is not obvious
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8 years ago, kwa_colorado
Works well, but kicks on dedicated GPU :-(
This app works VERY well! The ability to upload my own videos is great. However, the one flaw is that it should NOT be used on a laptop when on battery power. At least on my 2016 15” MBP, when the app is launched (no matter what mode in the app is used), it will turn on the dedicated GPU of the MBP. It really should be able to run with just using the integrated Intel Iris Pro and leave the AMD dGPU out of it. Otherwise, a great product!
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7 years ago, Johnnyxxoo
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