Celebrating 5 Years Of ScreenPlay 🎉

Published on Mar 25, 2022 by Elias Steurer | Kelteseth


ScreenPlay is an Open-Source Live Wallpaper and Widgets app for Windows & macOS (and soon Linux) written in modern C++/Qt/QML and is in active development since early 2017 on Gitlab.

You can download ScreenPlay via Steam for free!

Today the 25.03.2022 marks the 5 year anniversary of the first ever ScreenPlay commit. Since then ScreenPlay has grown with the help of 10 contributors to more than 2.300 commits, 25k+ lines of QML/C++ code, 14 releases, thousands of daily active Steam users and a growing collection of content! In the last 5 years ScreenPlay has seen a numerous amount of iterative changes.


V0.15 - Qt6 with MP4(h.264) support and standalone installer without Steam

I’m currently working hard on the most requested features:

  1. Qt6 is needed for leveraging the OS depending multimedia capabilities. This enables us to play mp4 files without converting them into VP8/VP9 first. This will enable better playback support, while lowering CPU and GPU usage in most cases.
  2. Even though Steam is a very popular app for distributing and updating apps not everybody want to create a Steam account. For this we now create a installer for ScreenPlay. This installer is Windows only for now, because of osx signing issues.

Linux (KDE)

Sadly the linux version is not ready for prime time yet and has to be pushed to V0.16.

Thank You!

To all people who have helped and supported this project 🎉

ScreenPlay Is Open Source Software

Everyone can contribute with code, design, documentation or translation. If you have questions about contributing do not hesitate to ask in the Forum or Discord. Here are some ways you can contribute: