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Top 5 Free Android Webcam Apps for PC and Mac

This article covers 5 free Android webcam apps that you can quickly turn your phone into a webcam for computers, regardless of Windows or Mac computers.
Luca TangenLast Updated: September 29, 2022
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Since the pandemic came in 2020, most of you have to work or study remotely on a computer, which makes webcams become more and more essential.

To get a high-quality webcam for your PC or Mac, you don’t have to buy a new one. With the help of some top Android webcam apps, your smartphone camera can be immediately used as an HD camera for your computer.

Here’s our pick of the easiest and the best free Android webcam apps that you can use to instantly turn your Android phone into a pro webcam.

Before Using Android Webcam Apps

Before converting your smartphone into a camera for your PC, it may seem obvious to try running a video conference on your smartphone first.

  1. A wide range of Android and iPhone applications are available for services like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
  2. To participate in the meeting, you need to download the app, log in, and utilize your phone’s selfie camera and microphone.
  3. Whether you want to do this or follow our instructions, you need to invest in a small tripod to hold your phone steady.

Top 5 Free Android Webcam Apps

Below is the list of 5 top webcam apps for Android with their features and system requirements.

DroidCam – Android Webcam for PC (Contains Ads)

DroidCam is one of the oldest webcam programs on the list, and it continues to perform effectively even now. Like most other programs on our list, it works by connecting your phone to your PC. Video resolutions of 720p and 1080p are supported, USB direct connections and call muting.

The DroidCam can also be seen via a web browser, functioning as an IP camera. There are no restrictions on how many times you can use the software. A $4.99 “Pro” edition includes more functions, but it’s not essential unless you wish to show your appreciation to the developer.

  • Supported phones: DroidCam supports both iPhone and Android.
  • Operating systems: DroidCam supports Windows and Linux.
  • Connection: You can connect the DroidCam Via Wi-Fi and USB.
  • What we like: Works with both Android and iPhone.
  • What we don’t like: Only work with Windows PC.

iVCam Webcam for PC (Contains Ads)

IVCam and the iVCam mobile app for Android and iOS devices support wireless and USB connections. Users of Macs are out of luck since the desktop software for this product is available exclusively for PCs.

You can modify the camera’s exposure, frame rate, ISO, and resolution (up to 4K). With this app, you can also take photos using two of your phone’s cameras, and you may change the backdrop at any time.

  • Supported phones: iVCam support both android and iPhone devices.
  • Supported operating systems: iVCam support the Windows operating system.
  • Connection: You can connect with both Wi-Fi and USB.
  • What we like: Support both Android and iPhone.
  • What we don’t like: Only support Windows PC.

Iriun 4K Webcam (Contains Ads)

Iriun is one of the few camera programs that can create 4K video, although this is dependent on your phone’s screen. It’s just like the others. You first install the app on your phone and PC and then connect them. Along with the standard Wi-Fi connection, the software also supports USB.

  • Supported phones: Support both iPhone and Android devices.
  • Supported operating systems: Support the macOS and the Windows.
  • Connection: Connection is via WIFI and USB.
  • What we like: Quick setup.
  • What we don’t like: Pricey.

Reincubate Camo – Use Android Phone as Webcam via USB

Reincubate Camo Studio’s software has many useful controls and options: Switching lenses, streaming at greater resolutions, zooming, panning, and adding additional filters are just a few examples of what you can do with your iPhone. You’ll have to pay $4.99 a month or $39.99 a year to get these services.

However, the free software allows you to switch between your iPhone’s front and rear camera lenses. In addition, the free trial lets you choose from a variety of color and black-and-white filter options.

Reincubate Camo was originally only compatible with Macs and iPhones but has been upgraded to run on Windows PCs and Android smartphones. You’ll need to plug your phone into a USB port on your computer to play.

  • Supported phones: Support both iPhone and Android devices.
  • Supported operating systems: Support the macOS and the Windows.
  • Connection: The connection type is via USB.
  • What we like: Quick setup.
  • What we don’t like: It only works via USB.

XSplit Connect: Webcam

XSplit Connect is a massive brand in streaming, so it’s exciting to find that they also offer a webcam app. Out of the box, it looks to operate well, and it has a lot of useful features. A blur slider that creates a false bokeh effect is just one of the luxuries it offers.

If you prefer to use your phone as a streaming device, the app supports XSplit Broadcaster, OBS, and Streamlabs. However, XSplit Connect is part of the bigger XSplit Broadcaster software package, which costs $5 per month, yet it seems to be free.

  • Supported phones: Support both iPhone and Android devices.
  • Supported operating systems: Support the macOS and the Windows.
  • Connection: Connection is via WIFI.
  • What we like: Quick setup.
  • What we don’t like: Pricey.

Conclusion

You can access these Android webcam applications from Google Play. To use your Android camera as a webcam, you will have to install both the app and the desktop software/driver. If you have some good ideas on how to turn an Android phone into a webcam, please share them with us by contacting us through email. And we’d like to add those ideas in our article.

This article is originally published on May 5, 2022, and updated on September 29, 2022

Luca Tangen

Staff writer at fineshare.com. Has been writing about the technology of Windows, Mac, and iOS since 2014.

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