Free Wallpaper Engine Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Wallpaper Engine for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Lively Wallpaper, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Wallpaper Engine and many of them is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Wallpaper Engine are ScreenPlay (Free, Open Source), RainWallpaper (Paid), Video Paper (Free) and WinDynamicDesktop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 18, 2021

    1. Features: - Wallpaper playback is paused (0% resource usage) when doing work. - Native Windows application following fluent design. - Powered by mpv and vlc player, set any video files as wallpaper.
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      Lively Wallpaper vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lively Wallpaper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      aazard ITs infact more powerful than wallpaper engine, and the dev's arnt greedy... unlike the devs of wallpaper engines
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      surprisingly good app to use for animated wallpapers!
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      EnricoMarcel It's nice,but don't have many customizable wallpapers.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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    2. ScreenPlay is an open source cross platform app for displaying Video Wallpaper, Widgets and AppDrawer. It is written in modern C++20/Qt5/QML. Binaries with workshop support are available for Windows and soon Linux & MacOSX via Steam. Join our community: Steam:...
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      ScreenPlay vs Wallpaper Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ScreenPlay is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
      It's open source and cross platform. It also has very active development!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Works great and soon on Linux and Mac as well!
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Set a video as your wallpaper.
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      Almost everyone thinks Video Paper is a great alternative to Wallpaper Engine.
    3. This app ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It uses your location to get the times of sunrise and sunset each day, and rotates through the 16 Mojave wallpaper images throughout the day and night.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      free and open-source wallpaper engine, set any window as your wallpaper.

      Discontinued

      The project seems still developed, but latest version, 0.6.1, was released in November 2018. It can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    4. GoodPaper downloads the best wallpapers to your PC from your favorite characters, artists, games, phrases and themes.
    5. AwesomeWallpaper plays videos, shows images and system information on your desktop wallpaper. It supports next modes: System Information. Shows system information on your desktop as Sysinternals BgInfo tool. Image. Shows an image on your desktop.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Try to imagine your desktop as a window, as it rains outside you see water droplets dripping down..as it snows you see it get frosted.. as sun rises & sets scenery changes realtime.
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    6. The ultimate app to change your lock screen and start/desktop screen wallpaper! Create your own collections or use the default Bing images collection. Features: - Get a new wallpaper daily from Bing Images. - Choose region to download the Bing image.
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    7. Downloads Picture of the Day from various sites and sets them as Wallpaper Desktop Background. Currently supported sites: Bing, NASA, National Geographic, and Earth Science.
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