Live wallpapers are the better way to make your PC look appealing and cool, rather than the regular wallpapers that you used to set. Setting the still or the regular wallpaper is natively allowed in Windows 11 and all the older versions of Windows. There’s no native way in Windows 11 to set live wallpaper, but the catch is, you can use third-party apps to set live wallpaper on Windows 11. 

If you want to set live wallpaper on Windows 11, then you can do it with the help of a third-party app known as the Lively Wallpaper app. In this article, we will be discussing how you can set live wallpaper on Windows 11.

This guide can help with the following queries:

Download And Install Lively Wallpaper

As we will be using the Lively Wallpaper app to set Live Wallpaper, you will have to download and install the app first. You can download them and install the Lively Wallpaper app from the Microsoft Store. To install the Lively Wallpaper app, follow the steps given below-

  • In the Start Menu, search for Microsoft Store and open it. 
  • In the Microsoft Store, search for Lively Wallpaper

How To Set Live Wallpaper On Windows 11?

  • Select the Lively Wallpaper app from the rocksdanister. Click on Get/free to download and install the Lively Wallpaper app on your phone. 

Setting Live Wallpaper On Windows 11

After you have installed the Lively Wallpaper app, you will be able to easily set live wallpaper on Windows 11. To set the animated live wallpaper on Windows 11 using the Lively wallpaper app, follow the steps given below:

  • Firstly, open the Lively Wallpaper app. To do so, search for the Lively Wallpaper in the Start Menu and then click on it to open it. 
  • You can now select the live wallpaper from the given set of wallpaper in the app. Simply select any wallpaper and it will be set as the live wallpaper. 

How To Set Live Wallpaper On Windows 11?

  • If you want to set a video file or the GIF file as the wallpaper, then click on the Plus icon you see on the left pane. On the next screen, click on the Browse button, and then head to the location where you have saved the file. Select the file, and click on Open. This will set the video file or the GIF file as the wallpaper.

How To Set Live Wallpaper On Windows 11?

  • In case, if you want to set the Youtube video as the wallpaper, then you do have the option to do it as well. Click on the Plus icon that you see on the left pane. You will see an empty field where you can enter the URL. Paste the URL of the Youtube Vidoe, and click on the next icon to set the Youtube video as the live wallpaper. 

How To Set Live Wallpaper On Windows 11

If you have a multi-display setup, then you can also set the live wallpaper on them with this app. To set the live wallpaper on Windows 11 with the Lively Wallpaper app, follow the steps given below-

  • Click on the Control Panel (monitor) icon in the Lively Wallpaper app. You will find this icon at the top right corner of the screen. 
  • By default, the placement of the wallpaper will be for the Selected Screen Only. If you want to set the wallpaper on other screens as well, then select the other display in the Choose Display section.
  • After you have selected the display, head back to the home screen of the app and then select the wallpaper you want to set. 

Closing Live Wallpaper

If you want to close the live wallpaper and get back to the standard wallpaper, then you can do it as well. Follow the steps given below to close the live wallpaper-

  • Head to the Control Panel of the Lively Wallpaper app. To do so, click on the Control Panel (Monitor) icon at the top right corner of the screen. 
  • Now, click on the Close Wallpapers button. This button will be present at the bottom right corner of the screen. Doing so will close the live wallpaper on your PC. 

This is how you can set the live wallpaper on Windows 11. We have discussed the complete process to help you set a live wallpaper as well remove them in Windows 11. Do note that we are using a third-party app to set the live wallpapers in Windows 11 as there is no native way to do it as of now. 

Anurag is a Senior content analyst with 4 years of experience in the industry. Based in India, He is extremely skilled at Windows related to How to Troubleshooting matters. His favorite topics are Windows 11, Android, and How To's.

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