The concept of finding the perfect wallpaper is as old as Windows itself Why look for a standard, static wallpaper when you can easily get a live wallpaper instead?
There are hundreds of wallpapers for Windows, but it can be difficult to find the perfect one. We have curated a list of the best live wallpapers for Windows 10 to give you the best options to customize your screen.
If you’d like to see videos of some of the live wallpapers mentioned in this article, be sure to check out our YouTube channel where we’ve posted short video with clip.
How to set Live Wallpaper
There are many programs that allow you to set live or animated wallpapers on Windows 10, and you may need one or more of these programs to use some of the items on this list. You will also need a registered version of Windows 10; you cannot use the free version because it locks the personalization option.
Download Rainmeter, Live wallpapers for desktopor another tool and follow the setup instructions. These tools will allow you to set up animations or live wallpaper on your device.
Where to Find Cartoon Wallpapers
One of the best places to find live wallpapers is through the Steam Wallpaper Tool. This app costs $4 and has hundreds of high-quality, user-generated wallpapers.
Desktop Live Wallpapers is another app available for free download through the Microsoft Store. It is used to install many wallpapers, both free and paid.
PUSH Video Wallpaper is another paid solution that includes a variety of live wallpapers, but it gives you the ability to use feature-length movies as your wallpaper. Ever dreamed of having it all Shrek as your background? Now you can.
Best live wallpapers for Windows 10
Here is a collection of some of the best and most popular live wallpapers we’ve found on Windows 10.
Doggie Corgi (Wallpaper Engine)
This wallpaper depicts a calming scene at a hot spring where three canine friends lounge and play in the water. Not only is it lovely, but it also includes a music key that plays whenever the display is on. When you open another app in full screen, the music stops.
Mount Fuji in Autumn Dawn (Wallpaper Engine)
If you prefer a more natural scene, this relaxing scene shows Mount Fuji in the distance, surrounded by falling leaves and the soft ripples of the lake’s surface. There’s no music, and the background itself is much smaller in size, which means the animation uses much less RAM.
The Weeknd – Dazzling Lights – Cat Cover (Wallpaper Engine)
This wallpaper is the best choice for fun. It’s hard to describe it, and much better if you check it out. The music will fade out when you open the app full screen and resume the moment you minimized.
Timelapse – Clouds 01 by Jama Jamon (Video)
This wallpaper is actually a small video file that is downloaded and used in the Desktop Live Wallpaper. It shows a wide open field with clouds moving across the sky.
Record player Play recording (Video)
This is another episode. It can be applied to your wallpaper through many tools. It’s simple and shows a recording playing spinning on a turntable – perfect for music fans.
Driving a red car through Iceland (Video)
This wallpaper shows the peaceful Icelandic landscape stretching along a winding road with a single car running through the countryside. For travel lovers, it’s perfect.
City night lights (Pixabay)
There’s just something about a city at night. If you find the idea of staring out the window at traffic and watching the lights go out in distant apartment buildings, check out this wallpaper.
Cafe Coffee Drinks (Pixabay)
Coffee is a part of most people’s lives. For many people, waking up in the morning is essential. This wallpaper shows a peaceful morning scene where someone off-screen pours a cup of coffee into an adorable bear mug.
Burning fire (Pixabay)
Fire is motivating, but also relaxing. Think of how it feels to stare at a fire at a campsite or at your home. This wallpaper is simple and shows an active fire burning on a dark background.
X-Wing (Customize Windows)
If you’re a Star Wars fan – and who isn’t? –Then X-Wings surpassing your wallpaper is the pinnacle of fandom. This wallpaper is simple and displays ships crossing the screen in a pixel style, making it a great choice for lower end machines.
New York City Night (Customize Windows)
New York City has one of the most recognizable skylines on the planet, and it’s a popular attraction among travelers. If you have always dreamed of visiting the Big Apple, set it as your wallpaper and enjoy the beauty of the city at sunset.
Nebula (Customize Windows)
One of the most famous screensavers in Windows history was the spaceflight computer. Although you may not experience that as wallpaper, you can get high definition spatial images instead.
Synthwave Sunset Grid Live Wallpaper (MyLiveWallpapers)
The grid pattern and sunset orange/purple color of this Windows 10 live wallpaper are reminiscent of Outrun. If you’re a fan of the series or just the popular synthwave theme, check out this wallpaper.
Urban Sports Car Live Wallpaper (MyLiveWallpapers)
Cars are a popular choice for wallpaper. Everyone dreams of driving a powerful machine that hugs the road and reaches speeds that are completely out of the law. The depiction of a sports car in front of this remote urban environment is the fulfillment of that fantasy.
The Matrix Animated Wallpaper (MyLiveWallpapers)
The Matrix was one of the most influential films of its time. If you are a programmer or just love coding, this wallpaper is perfect for you. It shows the iconic green text scrolling down the screen. You can pretend you’re infiltrating the Matrix.