Live wallpapers are probably one of the coolest things that can spice up your device. Whether for a computer, tablet, or smartphone use, live wallpapers essentially brings life to your device with moving images. If you’re tired of your static wallpapers, one of the best alternatives for those is a live wallpaper.
If you’re new to live wallpapers, then you’re in luck. We listed down 10 of the best live wallpapers for Android that will blow your mind. But before we get into it, we divided our list into 3 sets of categories.
Our first list is consist of 5 apps that has a wide collection of live wallpapers. Our second list is consist of 2 actual live wallpapers that you can download online. Lastly, the third part is a special bonus mention that we find really cool and amusing as wallpapers.
The apps listed here are all available for download on the Google Play store. So without further ado, let’s jump right into it.
5 Best Live Wallpaper Apps for Android
If you’re looking for the best wallpapers for Android that are alive (animated or moving wallpapers), then look no further. We listed down 5 of the best live wallpaper apps for Android. The live wallpaper apps that we listed down here are those that are most popular, went viral, most downloaded, and some of the coolest ones we found.
Do note though that our list consists of free and paid live wallpapers. So make sure to read our listing as we get through each one of them.
1. Live Wallpapers HD & Backgrounds 4k/3D – WALLOOP™
One of the most popular and downloaded apps that provide high-quality live wallpapers to almost every Android smartphone is the “Live Wallpapers HD & Backgrounds 4k/3D” by WALLOOP™. You can easily find and install this app to your phone by searching for it on the Google Play store.
This app offers a wide collection of live wallpapers. Some are free while some are paid live wallpapers. The best thing about this app is that it contains some of the best and most innovative selection of live wallpapers.
With this app, you can even make videos as your wallpaper. How cool is that? If you can’t wait to give this app a try, you can go ahead and download it by clicking or tapping the Google Store play download button below.
2. The Real Aquarium HD by Memento Apps
If you want something the gives the ocean vibes to your device with an interactive feature and bubbly audio, then check out the “The Real Aquarium” live wallpaper by Memento Apps.
The “The Real Aquarium” is basically wallpaper with swimming fishes and has the ocean groundfloor as its scenery. Different backgrounds of corals and ocean scenery are also available.
With over 5 million downloads, this is probably the most popular live wallpaper for Android in our list.
3. Asteroids 3D Live Wallpaper by SkyDivers
If the mysteries of the outer space intrigues you or your someone who’s simply enthusiastic about the outer space, then we recommend checking out the “Asteroids 3D Live Wallpaper” by SkyDivers. This live wallpapers, as the name suggest, encompasses the beauty and elegance of outer space and asteroids. Furthermore, it’s an interactive live wallpaper as well.
Additionally, this app comes with a choice of different asteroid sceneries and support for different display resolution.
With over 10 million downloads, this is definitely one of the most popular live wallpaper available. However, it is only compatible with Android 4.4 and up.
4. Water Garden Live Wallpaper by Illusionsoft Inc.
Another popular live wallpaper that got over 10 million downloads is the “Water Garden Live Wallpaper” by Illusionsoft Inc. This wallpaper emphasizes on Koi fishes swimming around a pound. It also comes with an interactive feature that creates a life-like water ripple upon touching the screen.
The “Water Garden Live Wallpaper” is probably the most life-like wallpaper that’s included on our list. As a matter of fact, the pond, the water ripple, and the Koi fishes are based on the actual real-life models. Pretty neat!
The “Water Garden Live Wallpaper” also comes with different sceneries to choose from and the best of all, you can customize each pond to your preferences.
5. Space Battle Free L. Wallpaper by Kittehface Software
If you’re looking for something more fun, interactive, and retro, then check out “Space Battle Free L. Wallpaper” by Kitteh Face Software. This live wallpaper is actually a classic video game back in the days called “Space Shooter.”
As a wallpaper, you can actually play this game however, not as normally as how you would. Basically, its main interaction is to let you tap on enemy ships to destroy them or tap on the screen to shoot down the enemy ship with your ship’s weapon. Pretty sick right?
2 Really Good Live Wallpapers for Android
The last part of our list of live wallpapers is actual live wallpapers that you can download online. The 2 live wallpapers listed here are really good ones that provide an amazing experience for Android users. Furthermore, these are not just simple live wallpapers, they are interactive as well.
So without further ado, let’s get into it.
1. Dolphin Sounds by livewallpapers.mob.org
The first in our list is the “Dolphin Sound” live wallpaper by https://livewallpapers.mob.org. This wallpaper is the most popular one on their site. It’s not just a simple live wallpaper where the dolphins swim, it is also an interactive one. The wallpaper basically reacts to touch and it also plays a dolphin sound. Pretty cool right?
Despite how cool this wallpaper is, it doesn’t support every Android smartphone. It is, however, compatible with Android phones runnings Android 4 and up.
2. Starlight Live Wallpaper by Driftwood Software
If you want a live wallpaper that soothes your soul the more you look at it, then we recommend checking out the “Starlight Live Wallpaper” by Driftwood Software. This animated wallpaper emphasis that calmness and coolness of the night sky.
You can download this wallpaper on the Amazon Appstore. It’s compatible with smartphones that run on Android 2.1 and up.
Bonus: Pixelwave Wallpapers ?(Live Walls & Pixel Editor)
One app that we came across was, and still is, very cool is the “Pixelwave Wallpapers ?(Live Walls & Pixel Editor)” by Ｍ.Ａ.Ａ Ｆｏｒ Ａｐｐｓ ?.
As a special mention, the “Pixelwave Wallpapers” app has a wide collection of 8-Bit retro live wallpapers to choose from. If you’re a gamer back in the days of Family Computer ($59.99 on Amazon as of 03/04/19 12:00 pm), you will find some memorable images here that will surely get you on the road of reminiscence. You will even find a wallpaper taken from the game called “Contra” in this app. That’s so epic in our opinion and pretty cool. Especially for gamers of ’90s.
If you find this app amusing, then we strongly recommend you to check them out by clicking the button below.
How to make live wallpaper for Android?
Making a live wallpaper for Android is not as easy as it sounds. However, the easiest way to make a live wallpaper for Android is by downloading an app, like the “GIF Live Wallpaper,” that lets you make any GIF images as a live wallpaper.
Do live wallpapers drain the battery?
As contradicting as it may sound, live wallpapers are not actually bad for the battery. However, most may say that their live wallpaper apps consume less battery, it is still an undeniable fact that live wallpapers do contribute to the bigger consumption of your batteries power.
Does live wallpaper use data?
Some live wallpapers actually use data but most do not. Live wallpapers that change images as based on the server of the app are the ones that use data. The best example of this is the Google Chromecast, on your television, you will find that Google Chromecast changes the background image every minute. It does so by taking images from the server of Google which uses data.
We know that there are more awesome and epic live wallpapers out there. Which make things more difficult for us to choose from but at the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Whether you want a live wallpaper about nature, art, space, games, etc…, we believe that we have coped up all the best choices in our list.
We also strongly recommend the Pixelwave app if you’re a gamer back in the ’90s for those awesome 8-Bit live wallpapers.