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 – wherever you bought them from, so you can stay organised
What is Origin?
Origin is part of the Electronic Arts gaming network. The app that allows you to buy and play games at a centralized point.
You get free updates to your games, and cloud saves and offline mode for playing single-player games when you don’t have an internet connection.
Is Origin Free on Mac?
Yes, it’s free to download the app. All you need to do is set up a free Electronic Arts account and install.
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 actually downloading your games directly from Electronic Arts, not a third-party, so you shouldn’t have any problems.
How to uninstall Origin on a Mac
Usually, as with most apps on a Mac, you simply drag the Origin app from the Applications folder to Trash. Empty the Trash, and Origin is gone.
If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to go to the Library folder on your Mac 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, that has a comprehensive gaming and community ecosystem, as well as lots of free game demo versions.