A good Android weather wallpaper app saves you the trouble of stepping outside. While you can have weather app widgets to know technical details, a live weather wallpaper app has its own purposes. It blends picturesque landscapes and animations with actual weather data on the homescreen. The final weather reading is non-intrusive to your phone screen.
Do you need a phone wallpaper that automatically changes with the weather outside? We bring you the best live weather wallpaper apps for Android.
Our Selection Criteria
All these apps have several thousand downloads on the Play Store and a rating of 4.4 and higher. None of them will cause you any eye strain as they blend very smoothly with the Android homescreen graphics.
There are few, if any, intrusive ads, and in particular, they don’t interfere with the homescreen. Even then they can be removed with a pro version. The weather apps have been tried and tested for the claimed features.
1. Paperland Live Wallpaper
Paperland Live Wallpaper free and pro versions give accurate results powered by AccuWeather. It has many themes to choose from, which are cartoonish but pleasant on the eyes. Whether you want cutouts of cars, buildings, trees, or clouds, you can use a “Randomize” feature to explore infinite themes. Whether it is day or night, sunny or overcast, you get a good idea of your surroundings.
The only disadvantage is that most live weather statuses are locked in the pro option. However, if you combine the wallpaper with a suitable weather app widget, you will not miss out on the numbers. You can choose occasions such as Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Eve to give a “real” live wallpaper experience. Many users in Play Store are impressed with the intuitive way the app changes the wallpaper background.
Rating: (4.2 / 5)
2. Awesome Weather YoWindow + Live Wallpaper
If you want to substitute a cartoon background with something more scenic, give Awesome Weather YoWindow a trial. With over 5 million installations so far and a rating of 4.7, this app is truly awesome in blending weather data with beautiful wallpapers. Whether the graphics are animated or still, you will love the app’s attention to detail.
The display has a lot of imagination and a relaxing feeling. The instructiveness and accuracy is also a major plus.
You can also see where rains and clouds are moving with radar maps, a pro feature, all from the comfort of your phone without even double-tapping any icons. Through its non-cluttered design, Awesome Weather YoWindow weather app delivers everything you would need in a weather app.
Rating: (4.5 / 5)
3. Forest Live Wallpaper
Forest Live Wallpaper provides greenery and scenic visuals which adjusts to the time of day and weather. It fetches its data from the Open Weather database. The weather and daylight changes accordingly to match the outside climate.
The app supports customizable colors for the scenic elements such as hills, trees, and mountains. So depending on your mood, you can adjust them for better comfort. It also has a 3D parallax effect and shifts layers by tilting the device.
Rating: (4 / 5)
4. Weather Live Wallpaper by SkySky
We will round off our list with a highly-advanced app, which gives you “sunrise, rainbow, birdsong and every sun glare!” It’s as good as being outside. Weather Live Wallpaper by SkySky has several scenes with different themes. Each has been worked out with vivid designs, and you will be impressed with the amazing details.
If you’re using the free version, there is only one clear weather choice for live wallpaper, along with day and night without transitions. In the PRO version, all weather data can be seen directly on the wallpaper. Also, it allows you to customize the display of weather conditions on the wallpaper.
The app has a gorgeous landscape mode support which is a fit for tablets. It gives weather predictions for a number of days. The accuracy is better because unlike previous apps, it uses multiple weather stations to come up with the information.
Rating: (4.5 / 5)
Here we have discussed four excellent live weather wallpapers that will give you a good rough idea of outside weather. Do you prefer using weather wallpaper, a widget app, or any other means? Share it in the comments below!