Origin is an application for your PC or Mac. You can use it to download, manage, and play your games from anywhere.
Download Origin for Mac or PC to set up your Game Library and start playing.
Make sure you check out Origin’s minimum requirements from the Download page of origin.com. You must meet these requirements before downloading Origin and playing our games.
Note: Origin is not compatible with Chromebooks, since they don't have Microsoft Windows or macOS X.
Every game has its own requirements to play, too. To find the minimum requirements for a specific game:
Use our article on downloading and playing games in Origin to get into the action.
Once you download Origin, follow the installation instructions to play ASAP (as soon as possible).
Check your tech
Double-check that your computer meets the requirements.
If you’re on PC, make sure you’re running Origin as an administrator. Then add Origin.exe and OriginClientService.exe to your anti-virus and firewall whitelists.
Read more on how to update your Windows Security settings.
Check your connection
You can also try troubleshooting your connection problems using our guide.
Restart or reset Origin downloads
If you hit an error in the middle of your installation, you'll need to start over—but you'll also need to delete any files that made it through.
Origin is designed to keep itself up-to-date. This means when you log in to Origin, it’ll automatically update to the newest version.
If you have Origin running when a new update launches, it will not automatically update. Instead, exit out and restart it to begin the update.
Turn off automatic updates
Use these forums and articles to troubleshoot issues: