***Attention!!!This app only supports International Version YI Smart Camera. For people who use China Version YI Smart Camera, please change your iTunes Store country or region to China and then you can download the suitable app.***
The YI Home app is the intuitive and easy-to-use app for all your YI Home Cameras. Follow the simple onscreen instructions to add your YI Home camera then easily access 24/7 live view of your home, from anywhere.
With push notifications switched on you’ll be alerted through your smartphone of unusual activity. Set motion tracking, camera settings, alert frequency, access your YI Cloud, and more.
• Real-time video streaming from your camera to your phone
• 2-way conversation and audio
• Activity highlights of unusual motion detected activity
• Pan, tilt, and zoom on your phone to see more details of the room
• 1080p HD video with both day and night vision
• Secure your videos with a micro SD card
- Improvements for reliability and speed;
- Bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I just installed two cameras and I am very impressed with the results! The quality of the picture and sound are excellent. The ios software works very well.
At this time I have only a few minor suggestions. It could use a lock nut on the threaded connection to the base. This would allow leveling the camera and locking it in place. A water tight connection at electric cord plugs would be a good idea for outdoor use. Also, manuals could be improved. The installation was a little rough. Once I got the account set up it went smoothly. I am not sure if the difficulty down loading the app and setting up the account was me, the manual or the software. A user manual would be helpful. There may be one but I have not found it. Fortunately the software is intuitive but a manual would be helpful to first time users. It has many features and I am not sure I have discovered all of them.
These are minor suggestions compared to the overall quality of the product. It is obvious a lot of thought, creativity and expertise went in to the design. Excellent!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your support in YI Home cameras, which gives us much energy to make YI products better. Wish you a nice experience with YI Home cameras.
Love the features so far
So I don't do reviews... But over all I'm please with the quality of the camera and the night feature is great! And as far as the app for what I think it's main intention was for its great, I like how you can tap to make the camera center somewhere, the overall video quality us good most of the time. The sound is a bunch ehh... Needs a little work there.. Seems the sound like a to cut in and out a lot and especially if you exit the app and come back. Its sometimes unrecoverable without force closing and starting over. Not horrible but is a definite bug. The sound also cracks and fades out like a battery dying in a speaker when this happens. I'd like to ask a request and see if this could be possible. Would you be able to make the sound run in the background like other apps do for music. This would make this app even more amazing as I'm trying to open use the camera as a baby monitor. And always have my phone on me. It would be really great and very very useful! Thanks in advance! Liking the hardware so far! Definitely see potential in the app!!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your valued review, which gives us much energy to make YI products better. Any question, please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and our support team will help you then.
Big Security problems
I got these cameras because they could record locally to a micro SD card, supported WiFi, and are inexpensive. The app interface is pretty decent. The cloud storage is expensive, but not a concern as I will use the local storage. There is a free trial that expires but other services offer free cloud storage. The ability to rotate a camera 90 degrees in software to match physically rotating it would be ideal as I need a vertical view of one location so it shows up sideways until I view it full screen. The major red flag with this service is the 16 character maximum password length which means they are likely not hashing your password and are storing it in plain text. There is no 2 factor support. In addition they don’t connect to WiFi networks with special characters, and silently fail the setup leading you to believe they require firmware update. Changing the WiFi password lets setup continue normally once you realize what is happening. Lastly the wirecutter review says the local storage only stores six second clips with 3 minute gaps between them, but they record continuously from what I have seen.
Developer Response ,
We are sorry for any inconvenience you met. Please make sure your network connection is stable enough, and set up under 2.4g network to try again. Any further questions about this camera that you have, please contact us at email@example.com, we'll try the best to help.
- Shanghai Xiaoyi Technology Co., Ltd.
- 90.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © YI Technology
- In-App Purchases
- 7D STD Plan(US3M5) $25.99
- 7D PREM Plan(US3M1) $25.99
- 7D STD Plan(US1Y5) $84.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.