Free EA game store app
Origin for Mac is a free direct download application that makes it easy to access your Electronic Arts and third-party computer games across Mac and PC. Origin also serves as a library for all your games – allowing you to stay organiZed
What is Origin?
Origin is part of the Electronic Arts gaming network. The app allows you to buy and play games at a centralized point. You get free updates to your games, and the cloud saves an offline mode for playing single-player games when there's no internet connection.
Is Origin Free on Mac?
Yes, it’s free to download. All you need to do is set up a free Electronic Arts account and install it. Once you have access, you can access the Origin Store.
How do I use Origin on Mac?
After installing the app and setting up your EA account, just buy a game, install it, and start playing.
Cloud Saves allow you to continue playing on a different device or stream your gameplay from where you left off.
With Offline Mode you can play single-player games when you don’t have an internet connection.
Is it safe to download from Origin?
Yes, it is. Despite the Origin name, you’re downloading your games directly from Electronic Arts, not a third-party, so you won't have any problems.
How to uninstall Origin on a Mac
As with most apps on a Mac, simply drag the Origin app from the Applications folder to Trash. Empty the Trash, and then the Origin is gone. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to go to the Library folder and delete the Origin file.
Origin is a good free platform to build and access your library of great games from EA and third-party developers.
Should you download it?
No. In the increasingly crowded PC gaming market, Steam is a more established alternative to Origin, which has a comprehensive gaming and community ecosystem, as well as lots of free game demo versions.
- Free to download and register
- Excellent selection of new and classic games from EA
- Cloud Save backs up your game progress – useful if your computer has a problem
- Dual-platform play lets you buy a game on one platform and get it for free on the other (MAC/PC)
- Automatic updates for purchased games
- EA Play is not available on Mac, so no access to deals and bonuses