best live wallpaper apps for android
Live wallpapers aren’t quite the draw that they used to be. Once fancied as “one of the features Apple products don’t have”, it’s since fallen into obscurity a bit. That isn’t to say that live wallpapers don’t have a fan base. The cult following is huge and definitely palpable. There are a ton of live wallpapers and we’re going to take a look at the ten best live wallpaper apps for Android. Of course, it is entirely subjective so if there’s a good one you want to share, tell us in the comments!


Forest Live Wallpaper

Price: Free / Up to $5.00
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Forest Live Wallpaper is a delightful live wallpaper for Material Design fans. It features a minimal forest scene that sways in the breeze. You can customize the colors to suit your theme or tastes. It also fades from day to night, has a parallax effect, and more. It used to do weather info. However, the API it used became unavailable. Thus, the weather stuff is no longer available. It's still really good though. Especially if you're looking for simpler live wallpaper apps.
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Forest Live Wallpaper

Giraffe Playground

Price: Free / $2.50
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Giraffe Playground is a developer on Google Play. They do two live wallpaper apps. The first is a really fun clock live wallpaper. It shows you the actual time. That makes it functional as well. The second app is a little more interesting. It's a make-your-own-wallpaper app that uses a similar clock structure. It's undergoing a rebuild at this time. It should be pretty awesome eventually. The main one is Hypno Clock Live Wallpaper. We recommend you try that one first.
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Joko Interactive

Price: Free / Up to $0.99
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Joko Interactive is another developer with several live wallpaper apps. The most popular one is the excellent Minima Live Wallpaper. That one features Material Design and customization features. There are also some unique ones like Paperland, Papersea, and Fracta. These are the developers who did some old classics as well like Light Grid. They're relatively inexpensive as well.
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KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker

Price: Free / $3.49
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KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker is among the best live wallpaper apps. It lets you make your own. It gives you a WYSIWYG editor. It's fairly easy to use. Some of the customization features include a clock, Google Fit data, weather, system info, and even your RSS feed. There are also some nifty graphics settings that you can play with. The free version comes with most of the features. Going pro nets you ad removal and some advanced features. It has a few bugs. It's nothing too serious, though.
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Maxelus.net

Price: Free / Up to $1.99 each
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Maxelus.net has a ton of gorgeous live wallpaper apps. Some of the more popular ones include Space Colony, Supermassive Black Hole, Alien Shapes, Symphony of Colors, and more. Most of them are space themed. They also have some customizable elements such as color. There are over a dozen live wallpapers available. They won't wow you. However, the Moscaic 3D live wallpaper is very excellent.
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Muzei Live Wallpaper

Price: Free
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Muzei Live Wallpaper is one of the iconic live wallpapers. It doesn't move about and do a bunch of stuff like normal live wallpaper apps. Instead, it automatically replaces your wallpaper with classic pieces of art. You can also throw in your favorite photos. It comes with Android Wear support. Additionally, tons of other apps have Muzei support. It's among the best without a doubt.
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Oajoo Device Info Wallpaper

Price: Free
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Oajoo Device Info Wallpaper shows system information on your home screen. It'll show your CPU usage, storage usage, temperature, battery, and other info. It displays everything in a cramped, but useful style. You can customize the colors as you wish. It also has support for tablets. It's one of the newer live wallpaper apps. However, it seems to work fairly well with a minimal number of bugs. We expect it to improve over time.
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Oajoo Device Info Wallpaper

Teragon

Price: Free / $1.49 / $2.49
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Teragon is one of the better developers of live wallpaper apps. There are a little over half a dozen live wallpapers to choose from. Some of the more popular ones include Day Night Live Wallpaper, Dream Night Live Wallpaper, and Aurora Live Wallpaper. They look gorgeous, are slightly customizable, and more. Most of them include a parallax effect, small weather and environment customizations, and more. These are really very good. They're also relatively inexpensive.
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Teragon

Water Garden Live Wallpaper

Price: Free / Up to $1.49
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Water Garden Live Wallpaper is a good one for fans of water. It features excellent water rippling effects, pretty fish, and various nature scenes. The water splashes can be a little excessive. However, a lot of that stuff is customizable. It's also has tablet support. There really isn't much to this one. It's just a pond with some fish and some splashes. It's just really smooth and looks really good. You can pick it up for free. Additional features are available as in-app purchases.
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Wave

Price: Free / $1.49
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Wave is one of the better minimal live wallpaper apps. It's mostly black with some waves of color that pass by. This is an excellent live wallpaper for AMOLED devices. It's highly customizable so it should work with almost any theme. It also has a Google+ community with user preset themes. It could make your theming a little easier. The free version received its last update in 2015. Thus, we recommend you try the paid version. Just test it out before the refund time expires.
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If we missed any great live wallpaper apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!

Joe Hindy
Hi everyone! I'm Joe Hindy the Android Authority app guy!