If you've ever wanted to use your iPhone camera as a video & audio input to stream using OBS Studio, we've got you covered. We've tried all the apps that let you do it over WiFi, but they're not fast enough, so we also allow you to use a wired USB connection.
Your iPhone/iPad camera's are good, really good. In fact, there’s no comparison between the highly recommended streaming webcam, the Logitech C922 HD Pro and the iPhone 6 Camera.
If you don't have a separate mic for your streaming setup, you can now use the microphone on your iOS device to stream audio & video.
Stream a selfie with the front camera support. Switch anytime during the stream with the familiar camera switch button.
TAP TO FOCUS, PINCH TO ZOOM
Controls just like you're used to from the Camera app.
Stream video over a wired USB connection. This avoids the issue of delay over wifi, as many other solutions suffer from. This is just as fast as a USB webcam!
USB & WIFI
Choose the connection type. If you want low latency, use USB, if you'd like portability then use WiFi. WiFi is done using the NewTek™ NDI® protocol, so you can use Camera for OBS Studio with any NewTek™ NDI® compatible receiver.
If you're lucky enough to own multiple iOS devices, use them together and produce a multi-camera stream.
MAC AND PC
Supports OBS Studio running on macOS and Windows.
You will need to install the OBS Studio iOS Camera Plugin from our website, or use an NDI compatible receiver to use this app.
- Add new settings: Independently choose resolution, frame rates and the encoding bitrate to find the sweet spot between performance and quality
- Fix stretched video preview on iPad
- Fix issue with flipped image when using the front facing camera (Not sure this is the best solution, but for now the video is now correct on the receiver)
Ratings and Reviews
Finally! Somebody did it. We can finally use the iPhone as a webcam via cable for PC! I rather support and continue using this app than some weird unknown software that only works over the WiFi to be able to use my iPhones or the spare older iPhones that you have lying around as a webcam.
This app from what I can gather is fairly new and it obviously needs some work but it does what it says it does. Yes, they are some really low reviews and some sound like they’re children but like I said this apps is going through the process of becoming something great so... Give it time, support, and help by writing to the developer any bugs you come across and he will most likely address it faster with updates!
Thanks Señor G!
Some apps come from the heart
This app is excellent. I found it did not work as well on my older iPhones but on my newer iPhones it works perfectly(6 and up). I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said to myself boy wouldn’t it be nice if I could just use my iPhone as a WebCam. The developer seems to have improvements in the works and he is very responsive to community feedback. Thanks wtsnz! Your work is very much appreciated!
Thanks mikert27 :)
Gotta be a different way
Followed all instructions multiple times but my Laptop will not see the iPhone. I’m running on an IphoneX and Windows10; the Windows encoder is awesome however the ability to connect my phone to it is nonexistent and now I’ve wasted $10more dollars just trying to get my phone to be the camera instead of the worthless one preinstalled. Itunes won’t even issue me a refund and flow tells me to reach out to app developer site which takes me through all the same troubleshooting I’ve already done.
Hi Mrsb1886, I'm sorry you're having issues, please send me an email so I can help you out (email@example.com) - You will need to install iTunes on the computer you're trying to connect your iPhone to for the OBS Studio plugin to recognize your iPhone.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.