Are you bored of that same static wallpaper everyday? Well, live wallpapers have the magic to spice your Android's home screen. They not only look cool but can also be amusing at the same time. And while not many people like them, those who do are always full of beans to try new ones. In this article, let's check out some of the best live wallpaper apps for Android.
Best Live Wallpaper Apps for Android
1. Minima Live Wallpaper
Minima Live Wallpaper is a bliss for those who love live wallpapers but hate fancy effects. It brings you hundreds of amazing wallpapers with shifting shapes and colors that go great with the material design of recent versions of Android.
You can add tilt and shift effects on wallpapers as you move and scroll your device. Plus, it's got a good collection too- you get 35 themes in the free version and about 90 in Pro. People who prefer minimal layouts are going to love it for sure.
2. 3D Parallax Live Wallpaper
Are you into super glammy wallpapers? If so, the Parallax Live Wallpaper is indeed made for you. Notably, the app features numerous 3D themes and parallax moving backgrounds to customize your phone's home screen. The collection comprises planets, nature, landscapes, superheroes, and more, including some dark ones to suite AMOLED displays.
It uses gyroscope and accelerometer sensors on your phone to give a real depth feel with each movement. And guess what? You can even create your own 3D wallpapers and share them with the community. Ads are a downside but, fortunately, can be disabled in the settings.
3. Muzei Live Wallpaper
Muzei is a rather peculiar live wallpaper app that refreshes your home screen daily with famous pieces of art from around the globe. In addition, you can also add your favorite pictures from your gallery or other apps to use on your home screen.
The time duration for each refresh can be customized, ranging from every 15 minutes to once in 3 days. And for those who want to keep icons and widgets in the spotlight can control blur, dimming, and color saturation of the wallpaper. Lately, the app has received a new feature using which you can grab watch faces for your Wear OS smartwatches.
Muzei is completely ad-free and doesn't hide anything behind paywalls. This makes it one of the best live wallpaper apps, particularly for those who love classic artworks.
4. Hex Shaders
Hex Shaders is an animation-centric live wallpaper app that shows hexagonal pixels with shader patterns. There are a total of fifteen of them to choose from. Just select a pattern, set up the detail level, specify the animation speed and you're good to go.
The wallpapers look quite stunning, especially the ones with dark backgrounds. They look equally good on AMOLED as well as LCD displays. Those who want to save battery can manually tweak the performance by changing fps and pixel count. Some of the built-in effects include waves, clouds, space, water and more amongst others.
5. Material Islands
Material Islands is a semi-live wallpaper app that gets unique and beautiful island wallpapers for your homescreen. Each wallpaper is inspired by the material design and smoothly transitions from day to night based on your clock.
You can choose between multiple islands, including isles of trees, monuments, lava, ice, winter and more based on your mood. Each Isle shifts from morning to noon, evening and then night which not only looks cool but also saves your eyes from strain during the night.
Plus, given only four refreshes a day, it's quite low on battery consumption. Hence, people having phones with smaller batteries too can enjoy this wallpaper on their device. Above all, the app is completely free, and there are no ads. Though, there's an in-app purchase that adds live weather experience to the islands.
Bonus- Google Pixel Live Wallpapers
Most of you might have seen the live wallpapers that come preloaded on the latest Google Pixel. They look amazing, aren't they? If you too want those wallpapers on your device, simply download the APK from the link given below and install the port.
Once installed, you can head to Wallpapers > Live Wallpapers and choose the one you like from the app. In case if you're interested in getting older Pixel 2 live wallpapers, follow this guide.
So these were some of the best live wallpaper apps for Android that you can download via Google Play Store. Apps included in the list are either free without any ads or freemium with an option to pay to remove ads.
Out of all, my personal favorite is Material Islands Live Wallpapers, which I've been using for a while now. Anyway, what will you choose from the list? Do you have anything else to recommend? Let us know in the comments below. Also, feel free to reach out in case of any doubts or queries.
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