The Android mobile can serve for many things: to call, send WhatsApp, play your favorite titles, watch movies or videos and, why not, webcam. You just need a computer or laptop with Windows, an Android phone and a good WiFi connection.
The application that we are going to use for this purpose is called DroidCam. Its free version is more than sufficient for a use on time, but if you want to get HD resolution and remove the ads from the app you will need with the Pro version, at a price of 4.29 euros. That said, let’s begin.
turn your phone into a webcam with DroidCam
The first thing you need to do is download the application in your Android device from Google Play. Once installed, go to the official website of Dev47Apps and download and install the desktop client. The procedure is very simple, you just have to click on “Next”, read and accept the terms and conditions of use, and pay attention to the third window.
Is a pop-up in the the wizard will ask you if you want to install the driver. the it Is imperative that you accept to, because otherwise not be able to detect your mobile as webcam. This is done, open the program on your computer and the app on your mobile and follow these steps:
- In the application search for “WiFi IP” (is the first line of top).
- Type the IP address in “WIFi IP” in the box “Device IP” of the PC program.
- check the box for “Video” and “Audio”.
- click on “Start”.
The video will appear in the program and your computer will be understood that the image comes from the webcam, which means that you can use this system for video calls in Skype, Hangouts, Discord, etc. Just remember to configure the video source and audio in every application.
while you can’t close the Windows program, the application for Android you can leave it running in the background. It is important to note that it only works with the rear camera, at least in the free version, so you may want to get a small tripod or a support to the mobile.
Via | Digital Citizen
The news How to use the camera of your Android mobile as webcam for your PC was originally published in Xataka Android by Jose García Nieto .
October 15, 2018
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