The remote Control for Xiaomi Yi cameras app allows you to control your Xiaomi Yi camera over Wifi. The app supports live preview and media download over Wifi as well.
- Start/stop capturing and change the capturing mode (video, photo, time-lapse, burst, self-timer).
- Change settings (resolution, metering mode, etc.).
- Live preview and option to enable streaming for 3rd party apps, such as VLC player.
- Download videos and photos over Wifi.
Demo video: https://youtu.be/H3iLx7LGXQI
Ratings and Reviews
App connect, but does not download files larger than 500MB(sometime even lesser sizes at times), keeps crashing.
Can someone please return my money back.
It needs a huge update.
Disregard the comment made by the other user. The app does work. I’ll provide instructions then give you my review.
1 - enable wifi in Yi camera settings (this also applies to all action cameras all the way to Yi 4k+ camera)
2 - connect to the Yi camera wifi on your mac. You will have to enter a password. the default password is 1234567890. I recommend that you change it in the iphone app for obvious safety reasons.
3 - launch the Control for Xiaomi Yi app
4 - connect to camera and you’re done.
1 - the app is very expensive.
2 - it needs a huge update due to lags. By lag I mean once you take a picture or start recording a video, the live stream freazes. It takes some work to get it back to stream. Very inconvenient.
3 - no option to change the download location. When you want to download media from the camera to your mac, it stores it in a very complicated location. you have to enable view hidden files in order to get to the downlauded media. Again, very inconvenient.
If this was a free app, the rating would be different. However, for such a price, it should be nothing short of very good. if you can bare with those inconveniences, you can get the job done with this app.
Do not buy
No explanation of features or how to connect, does not work.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.