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How to Set Live Wallpapers on Windows



Already Windows 10 brings lots of option to customize your desktop background. But Windows can’t provide inbuild live wallpaper to use. So if you want to use live wallpaper then you need to install Rainmeter, Wallpaper engine or other 3rd party apps. Which are good but heavy and not available in Microsoft store. Here we share a 3rd party software that pretty lite and also available in Microsoft store. Let’s follow the guide to set live wallpapers on Windows 10.

So far there has been no software in the Microsoft Store that allows the user to use live wallpaper. Now windows store get an app which allows you to set live wallpapers on the desktop. Here we share a complete guide to set Live Wallpapers on Windows using Lively Wallpaper.

Lively Wallpaper is an open source app that available in GitHub. The app allows you to use video as a live wallpaper, also you can use YouTube videos as a live wallpaper. Lively Wallpaper supported most of the video format as like WebM, MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, M4V, and WMV. The best thing is you can you any direct video link as a live wallpaper on desktop. The app also supports dark mode and allows you to listen audio.

Let’s go to the main step to install Lively Wallpaper on your Windows computer and set live wallpaper on your Windows 10 desktop background.

How to Set Live Wallpapers on Windows using Lively Wallpaper

Lively Wallpaper Features:

  • Wallpaper playback is paused (0% resource usage) when running games/work.
  • Supports multiple displays of any aspect ratio and resolution.
  • Use Lively Audio API make wallpapers that react to system audio.
  • Use Lively System API to make widgets that show system information.
  • Supports Light and Dark theme.

Steps to set live wallpaper on Desktop

  • FIrst download Lively Wallpaper from Microsoft Store or you can download it from here.
  • If you download from Microsoft Store then it will install directly on your PC. If you download .exe file then you need to install it.
  • Once installed open the Lively Wallpaper on your desktop.
  • On the welcome screen, you can tap on the ‘Next’ option.
  • Now set the permission, so that the app runs in the background for live wallpaper playback. If you want to use it on Start with Windows then select the option and click on ‘Next’ button.
  • The application takes you to the build-in wallpaper library.
  • Now select any wallpaper from the library and use it.
  • If you want to import live wallpaper then click on ‘Add wallpaper (+)’ option.
  • Now add any video link or video path to use it.

This is one of the best live wallpaper application of Windows desktop. The best thing that you can download it directly from Microsoft Store and it easy to use.


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