Use Android Mobile as Webcam for PC – Wi-Fi & USB Mode – Download App Apk

IP WebcamIf you are using the Android based mobile phone then you have chosen the right mobile software platform. Android powered by Google is amazing operating system for mobiles which is an open source and best thing comes with the complete rights to install any Android App on your mobile. Recently browsing through the Android App Marketplace, I can across IP Webcam app, I read the description and thought of having a try with it, the next it happened to be surprise to me as it can make your mobile phone work as webcam for PC supporting Wi-Fi and USB mode.

IP Webcam for Android

IP Webcam is an Android App which can do wonders for you. It turns your phone into a wireless camera with multiple viewing options. The camera can be viewed in VLC Media player or any web browser on any platform. It’s a personal suggestion that you go with Google Chrome rather than with Internet Explorer.

Now without the need of your front facing camera you can use your primary camera located on the rear side with Skype, Chatroulette and other video chat software’s for video streaming but its limited for Windows only. But usage for the large time will dry up your battery within no time and Android mobile phone consumes more battery makes it more limited.

IP Webcam supports Windows, Mac and Linux. It works like a charm on most of the mobile phone and it gets 4 star rating in official Android Marketplace. The IP Webcam is ideal for short time use like keep an eye on your pets when you are in another room.

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Regardless of platform, you can open the video streaming on any PC or laptop by opening the address provided when you install this app provided you connect only within the same network.

Did you know that you can even also expose this webcam on internet. For doing that you need to know the external IP and read your router’s documentation on port forwarding. This would enable to view video streaming from any PC anywhere.

IP Webcam Download

As you know it’s easy to install apps on your Android mobile phone. Go to your mobile phone and tap Market. Download the App APK here – IP webcam and click on install, it would be ready for use.

  • yogesh

    Awesome, thanks!!

  • ashish

    nice app from my side visit me on sdk developers .com

  • Lily

    hi i have htc sensation and i want to use its front camera as a webcam for my laptop.the link u posted to download that program does not exist in says it has been removed please help

    • Safal

      you can download it from play store …………………………

  • Mike

    Please help. I am not tech savy at all. I see many of you are though.
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, I have downloaded the IP Webcam that everyone is raving about. I am at a friend’s house and I am not part of their network. I understand I have to be part of their network to make my webcam work, correct? Can I be a part of their network without them knowing if I acquire the correct information from their computer. I want to use my phone as a webcam to monitor what happens in the driveway without them knowing, I don’t want to alarm them. Can I accomplish any or all of these? If you respond and I would appreciate that, please do it as a teacher and go slow. I appreciate any helpful responses. Just to inform you when I try to connect, and I am using their Wi-Fi, which I use on my laptop, so I do know the password to log into their Wi-Fi, I get the message: If you want to expose your phone to the internet, and your router has an external IP, read your router’s documentation on port forwarding. I don’t think I want to expose my phone to the internet, do I? Other than that, I really don’t have an idea what they are saying. Thanks again for your time, Mike

  • shivaraj

    hey hi . ive installed it ,, and in what usb mode should i keep ,,, usb tethering or mass storage or what… not able to use ma mobile as webcam finally..

  • reena

    i m using samsung gaxy ace i have downloaded ip webcam in my phone but dont know how to connect with my computer,I am using cable network in my pc.pls suggest how to connect to pc.

  • steph bibs

    you know what irritates me is it says in the title “USB” now 5 minutes into the article it says sorry doesn’t support
    usb at this time.

    p.s. don’t put it the title “for &@^%#@%^& sake!).

  • Chetan Bhasin

    I was thinking of recording a video and edit it side by side on my laptop. Since, my laptop does not have a good camera, and I do not have any other good camera to attach with my computer I was wondering if I can use camera of my Galaxy Note.
    Do you think it is possible to be done with this application, or do you think there is any alternative to this app? If it is possible, then how? And what alternatives would you suggest me?


    Great stuff but I was looking to see if anyone has found a way to connect an external usb camera(webcam) to a USBOTG of the Samsung S2 so it can be used in a car as a recorder in the front or rear ( both) in my grill or back window etc… any ideas

  • Em Ji Madhu

    How can i use it to through USB… you didnt mention the steps…

    • Chetan Bhasin

      That was exactly something that I was thinking.

  • Shankar Singh

    its work with hd also

  • Gollu Singla

    tell me the winner of last week

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  • ANI

    it works great, video streaming is superb but what about audio..??

  • rahul

    plllllz tel hw to use it with usb m using htc wildfire

  • Flex

    How do I use it with chatroulete?

  • balajhi

    i have htc explorer. i want convert is as my web cam using USB port, am not having wi-fi. please help me out..

  • babidoo

    How do i use IP webcam, like how do i activate it in orde to be able to use it for msn and skype?

  • fabian

    Falta que la webcam tambien se oueda conectar con internet aparte o ya esta echo?

  • oem software online

    h4U81U Thanks-a-mundo for the blog. Will read on…

  • sunny

    is there any app to turn on wifi of android through website. If cell is stolen so that I can turn on wifi through website and lock or wipe out all data.

    • Neela Pradeep

      no there is no facility as of now!

    • Macharla Suresh

      Airdroid app is the best solution for your issue….

  • Subhendu

    I want to use my android as a eye for the robot I have built. The android would be controlled via PC which will further control the micro controller. Now Web Cam app is perfect in one portion to deliver the video to the PC. But I need another utility in the Android which will run to accept commands from the PC. How that can be done?

    Any help will be highly appreciated.
    I am from India

    • Pradeep Neela

      as of now its not possible but after rooting you can install terminal emulator from android market

  • luna

    Is there a way i can connect my lenovo tablet to my laptop and use it as a webcam in an online chat room? because that particular chat doesn’t support android use so I can’t directly cam from my tablet ;__;

  • JD

    Doesn’t work with Ice Cream Sandwich.

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  • Bharat Singh

    How i can connect ip webcam on any network (Port forword). I am Using DELL XCD35 andriod phone.

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to make use of that particular suite app so as to make use of ip cam, otherwise its not possible!

  • shivaa

    how can i use wifi in samsung galaxy fit 5670 mobile.. if i activate wifi there display ERROR..

    • NeaL Pradeep

      whats the error message?

  • suresh

    Awesome it works superb…

  • Dhiren

    I have buy Lg optimus p 350 android Mobile its key pad is very small in size how i can increase the size of Key pad with help of android market

    • NeaL Pradeep

      which keypad you are talking of, you cannot increase the keypad size!

  • ragesh

    can i use this with chat clients such as skype , google talk , yahoo etc.


    please tell me how i can use my galaxy s i9000 as web cam through USB for yahoo

    • NeaL Pradeep

      as of now you cannot connect as a usb camera, once we find any such method we will come out with the same!

    • Raquel Dukes

      You have to download ip webcam and also download the yahoo messenger app for android is what i used and then it should ask you if you want to download video and audio calling from the yahoo messenger and you’ll be good to go.

  • Gnatx

    Is there a way to connect to the phone from another phone or computer outside the network? without port forwarding?

    • Yogesh Patel

      never experimented on that !!!

  • Gulshan Dhiman

    How i can convert my Samsung Galaxy S2 camera into PC webcam by connecting with USB?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      you cant do that as of now but as soon as we come with the same then we will present a guide on the same!

      • Sachin

        Is this available now?