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Muzei Live Wallpaper best extensions and add-ons collection: wallpapers unchained

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Muzei Live Wallpaper best extensions and add-ons collection: wallpapers unchained
Muzei Live Wallpaper was released just a few days ago, but it has quickly become one of our favorite Android live wallpaper apps. Developed by Google’s Roman Nurik, the same person who created the popular DashClock widget, Muzei is different from all other wallpaper apps in that it does not ship with a preset of images or animations, but instead brings a public API allowing developers to use its modern, blur-styled interface with all sorts of third-party services like Flickr, 500px and Tumblr. At least, these are the services we expected to appear over time.

What we did not expect, though, is for those extensions to appear so quickly. It is really amazing that it only took a few days to have extensions for all major platforms (and even some more extravagant ones) in Muzei.

Basically, all you have to do in order to get automatically updated wallpapers from services like, say 500px or Flickr, is to first have Muzei installed, and then download an extension from the Play Store. Let us also make it clear that all of that carries a zero-dollar price tag. Once you download an extension, you simply open the already installed Muzei Live Wallpaper app and go into Settings (the icon with the dots), and swipe to the newly installed extension. It's as simple as that. Here, in the following slideshow, you’d find our favorite Muzei extensions and add-ons, as well as the link for the app itself right below, take a look.

Developer: Roman NurikDownload: Android
Category: WallpapersPrice: Free

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posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:12 7

1. X.E.R.O. (unregistered)


Beautiful. This is why I love Android, customizations are limitless.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:48 4

2. tadaa (Posts: 255; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


love this app, simple and elegant. plus i get to discover new stuff everyday so total win

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:17

3. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 779; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


My only concern is whether these wallpaper apps constantly run in the background

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:24 2

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2576; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


They are considered to be live wallpapers, so the answer is yes.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:46

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 779; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


That's sad. I would have loved a wallpaper that constantly changes to something random

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:55 1

9. Victor.H (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 May 2011)


You can install an extension like Hash and try your luck with a tag #random.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 19:56

18. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 779; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


It's the "running in the background" part that worries me, not the wallpapers

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 09:12 1

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2576; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


They do change. You can even set the interval at which they change for some of the extensions.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:25 3

5. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2576; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I'm amazed by how quickly Muzei has blown up. Great app.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:23 1

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3608; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Wp fanboys(or say kids) this is the beauty of android not like cartoonish wp 8.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:55

10. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Goodluck on your battery life on that live wallpaper.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 09:30 4

12. PBXtech (Posts: 982; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Contrary to what some believe, live wallpapers don't drain batteries as much as some would have you think. I'm running live walls on my Sony Z tablet and Nexus 7, battery life is great.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 10:05 2

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2576; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Very true.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 12:00 2

14. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Live wallpapers only consume 2-3% of the battery life.
Get your facts straight!

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:30 1

7. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 1164; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Strange there isn't an option or add-on to use Google photos. Apart from that, great app

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 12:11

15. TheOldOne (Posts: 100; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


beutifull, but quite a battery hog.

most of the live wallpapers I have tried consume ~1-2%, this one goes 4-5% on my note.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 13:02

16. shahrooz (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Is this something similar to bing desktop for Windows?

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 13:08

17. shahrooz (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


Is this something similar to bing desktop for Windows?

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