Lively Wallpaper v2.0.2.8 – Download Animated Desktop Wallpapers

Download Animated Desktop Wallpapers

Freeware software for Animated desktop wallpapers. 


Free & Open-Source

Lively falls under FOSS (Free and Open-source software) category, which means it does not charge for apps, features, or services.

Auto-Playback Off

When a user launches any game or app on the screen in full size, Lively Wallpaper automatically pauses. So, no unnecessary resource usage.

Easy Customizable

Lively allows you to use Videos/GIFs, Webpages, Video Streams, Shaders, Games & Apps, and Screensavers as wallpapers.

Multiple Screens

This wallpaper app has multiple desktop screen support along with Ultra-wide aspect radio and HiDPI resolutions, etc.


Lively Wallpaper now supports the latest Windows operating system which is Windows 11. Furthermore, the Lively release after v1.0 onwards requires at least Windows 10 version 1903 or above.

Frequent Updates

The great part about Lively Wallpaper is that it has amazing support from the developer’s end. The software is always up to date with the latest OS. And all credit goes to rocksdanister.

Simple To Use

The app is highly user-focused. One doesn’t need to be an expert to master Lively. All you need to do is drop Video/GIFs, or Webpage in the Lively Window to set it as wallpaper for your desktop.

Other Features

Some other features of Lively Wallpapers include Automation, LIvely API, Taskbar Customization, Multiple Video Players, Auto-tile Generation, and a lot more.

Lively Wallpaper Download

The latest version of Lively Wallpaper download is labeled as for Windows.

You can Download Lively Wallpaper for PC by using the provided links.

What’s new in Lively Wallpaper v2.0.2.8:

  • New Eye Drop control for color picker.
  • Completed translation for Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Italian, Dutch, French, German, and Polish.
  • UI/UX improvements.
    Updated active wallpaper and screensaver dialogs.
    Adjusted spacing and translation strings.
    Replaced transparency effect with blur.
    New share menu.
  • Fixed “All process” pause algorithm which is not implemented being user selectable.
  • Fixed UI rendering issues when a large number of wallpapers are installed.
  • Reduced installer size by 8%.
  • Updated .NET Core Desktop Runtime v6.0.7
  • Updated WindowsAppSDK v1.1.3
  • Updated dependencies.

System Requirements

Operating SystemWindows 10 1903 or above
ProcessorIntel i3 or equivalent
Memory (RAM)2 GB
Graphics (GPU)HD Graphics 3000 or above
DirectXVersion 10 or above
Storage (ROM)1GB

How To Download and Install Lively Wallpaper​

This section of the post will walk you through the process of installing Lively Wallpaper on a Windows computer. The guide consists of a total of 2 methods using which you can do the job. We will talk about each of these one by one. So, let’s get started.

Before moving further, we would like to inform you that the software is exclusively available for Windows devices only and that too supports Windows 10 version 1903 or above.

In case your OS isn’t as specified above, then consider not proceeding further.

The two ways of downloading and installing the software include; Microsoft Store and the other one by manually installing using the installer.

Steps to Download and Install Lively Wallpaper using Microsoft Store

Step-1. First, head over to the ‘Microsoft Store’.

Step-2. Once you’re in, click on the top search bar and type “Lively Wallpaper”.

Step-3. Then, select “Lively Wallpaper”.

select lively

Step-4. Now, hit the ‘Install’ button.

click on install

Step-5. The downloading process shall now begin. It may take a few minutes to complete depending on your internet connection.

Once the software is successfully downloaded and installed, you can click on the “Open” button to launch it.

Steps to Download and Install Lively Wallpaper Manually

Step-1. Click on the button given below to navigate to the Lively Wallpaper downloads page.

Step-2. Once there, download all the required files as shown below.

Step-3. Now, click on the Installer to start initializing the process of installation.

Step-4. A dialogue box will appear to select install mode. You can select it as per your preference.

Step-5. Select language. By default language will be English. In case, if you want to change, click on the dropdown menu and select the desired language.

select language

Step-6. Now, the Lively Wallpaper Setup will begin. Here, select ‘Next’ and proceed.

select next in setup

Step-7: Select “I agree to the agreement” and click “Next”.

agree to terms

Step-8: Select the destination folder. By default, the installation destination will be your primary drive. You can click on “Next” to continue with the default location.

Step-9: In this step, you will be asked to set up additional tasks. There are no mandatory changes to make, so consider continuing further by clicking on “Next”.

Step-10: The setup is now ready and configured. All you need to do is hit “Install”.

The installation process shall now begin and may take some time. 


Step-11: While the installation process is going on, you will be asked to allow for some additional permissions as shown in the below screenshots. Simply select “Yes” and hit enter. You will need to repeat this step twice.

Step-12: All done. Now, click on “Finish” with the default option selected. This will restart your computer.

final step


What is Lively Wallpaper?

Lively Wallpaper is a free and open-source software for animation wallpapers on your desktop. The software is available for windows users which they can download from the links provided in the downloads section of this page.

Windows protected your pc (Smart screen warning)?

If you face such an error, just Click More info > run anyway.

Lively keeps crashing on start?

Lively keeps crashing usually when you have installed any FPS overlay software like RTSS and MSI Afterburner, etc. To fix the issue try reducing the detection to low in Rivatuner Statistics Server. And if the problem still persists, try adding the following programs to the exception list:




Video wallpapers (Example: Eternal Light) not working?

In case your Windows version is KN/N. Then, an additional codec is required to install which you can download by clicking here.

Laptops/systems with multiple gpu?

In case of multiple GPUs, your operating system may choose the igpu or weaker GPU by default for functioning which can end up giving a poor performance. 

To fix it, change the GPU preference in “Settings > Sytem > Display > Graphics” for the following programs:

  • <install_location>/livelywpf.exe
  • <install_location>/plugins/mpv/mpv.exe
  • <install_location>/plugins/cef/LivelyCefSharp.exe

.Net Core required message?

This issue occurs when the system has missing .NET Core. To fix, download and Install .NET Core 3.1 x86 Desktop Runtime

Screensaver/Display-sleep not working?

The issue occurs when the video player is not selected as mkv. So, select it and then try again.

Antivirus warning for Lively Wallper?

Lively Wallpaper is an open-source software which means anyone can go through the code available on GitHub to verify its legitimacy. 

Some antivirus software is quite sensitive in scanning. As a result, end up marking or flagging tweaking software like Lively as suspicious. 

Web wallpapers not working?

Download and Install the latest Visual C++ Redistributable by clicking here.

Does lively wallpaper drain the battery?

In short, yes! It does consume or drain the battery but this is not because of the software. It is because of the animation wallpaper that you’re using for your desktop with the help of Lively. And this is very usual, you can ignore this or can use static wallpapers. 

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Manvendra Singh

in search of new horizons and fresh perspectives. I’m a lover of the natural world, constantly inspired by the beauty and complexity of existence.

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