How to Set Any Video as Live Wallpaper in Android

Live wallpapers are one of the great things that exist on Android devices. They really make your Android phone’s screen look awesome, and you feel like your screen has come alive. Your phone comes preloaded with a number of live wallpapers to choose from, and you can set whatever you think is good for your phone.

While that is a great option and many try out the preloaded live wallpapers, some users just prefer having customized wallpapers. And by customized live wallpapers, we mean the videos that you have on your phone. Thanks to an app in the Google Play store, you can now set any video as a live wallpaper on your Android device. The app turns almost any video into a live wallpaper on your phone. Here’s how you can use the app.

Set a Video as a Live Wallpaper in Android

The first step towards turning your video into a live wallpaper is to get the required app installed on your device. Launch the Google Play store app on your device and download the Video Live Wallpaper Pro Free app. It’s a free app.

When the app is installed, launch it from your app drawer.

On the first screen of the app, you should see a couple of options that you can use for your live wallpapers. In order to select a video to be set as a live wallpaper, tap on the first option that says “Gallery.” It will then let you choose your file manager that you will be using find your video. Tap on any that you wish to use.


Navigate to the folder where your video is saved and tap on it to select it.


Here is when the real magic happens. Tap on the option that says “Set Live Wallpaper,” and it will let you see the preview of your live wallpaper.


On this screen, you can see the video as a live wallpaper. If you think it’s good and you wish to go ahead, simply tap “Set wallpaper,” and it will be set as your current live wallpaper. It will appear on all of your home-screens just like any other wallpaper.


There are two other options in the app that let you tweak your wallpaper. Those are:

Play Audio

This option comes checked off by default. That means your live wallpaper will include the audio as well. Unchecking the option will disable the audio, and you shouldn’t hear any sounds on your home-screens. I prefer muting the audio as I don’t want to hear a sound when I unlock my screen.

Loop Video

This option also comes enabled by default. What it does is repeat the video once it finishes playing. In simple words, it keeps your live wallpaper moving forever.


While the stock Android OS provides some really great live wallpapers, having your own video as a live wallpaper is a different thing and is a step towards making your device truly yours by customizing it so that it looks exactly the way you want (who would choose a default wallpaper when you can choose your own?).

Mahesh Makvana Mahesh Makvana

Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who's written thousands of posts about various tech topics on various sites. He specializes in writing about Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android tech posts. He's been into the field for last eight years and hasn't spent a single day without tinkering around his devices.


  1. Sound like a big battery drainer, any information on this? Does it have a video cut option?

    1. Hello Jas,

      Yes, it definitely drains out your battery quicker than a static wallpaper (it needs to keep the graphics rolling on on your screen, so quicker battery drain is obvious).

      You need to use a video editor app to cut a video.


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