How to Connect IP Camera to Android Phone

How to Connect IP Camera to Android Phone

Before we start discussing how to connect IP camera to Android phone, here is some basic knowledge that may be useful for this article:

What is an IP camera?

The IP camera (invented and trademarked by Axis Communications) is a network-based digital video camera. Generally, an IP camera conforms to the following description:

It contains its storage device, uses standard networking technology for connectivity, accepts input from one or more light sources, processes images electronically, and outputs video in the form of an analog signal or digitally via ethernet or similar means.

Most IP cameras store captured images on their internal memory devices, while others use external recorders, part-time DVRs with built-in hard drives.

An IP Camera differs from a webcam in that it has many more features, including pan/tilt capabilities, that webcams generally do not have. Also, unlike webcams, IP cameras can store images on their internal memory devices or using external recorders.

Webcams will generally receive an image from your computer and send it to the world. An IP camera is similar to a CCTV camera with CCD/CMOS sensors without motion detectors;

However, an IP camera can be attached to any device with network connectivity (be it wireless or wired), whereas CCTV cameras require power outlets for use with BNC cables.

How to Connect IP Camera to Android Phone
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Main ways to connect IP camera to Android phone

There are many ways to connect an IP camera to an android phone through USB or WIFI. Here are the steps to connect an IP camera to an android phone using the USB cable.

How to connect IP camera to android phone

Android phones and IP cameras are widely in use. Many people would like to have a baby monitor or pet dog monitor with their Android phones. 

They may also want to use IP cameras as a monitoring system. It is not difficult for them now since they can go online and search for an app that helps them do it well on their Androids.

Well, this article will provide you with some tips about how to make your Android turn into an IP camera quickly.

Here are some things that you need before start configuring your Android device

Install Booster & Video Streamer for IP Camera

After doing all the things listed above, now it’s time to install Booster & Video Streamer for the IP Camera, one of the best apps available nowadays. According to feedback from users, this app has positive comments because its features work well and serve their purpose very well.

When downloading this app, it only takes a few minutes even though you have slow internet speed. Besides, you need to create a username and password after the installation to log into this app.

It will be okay after working for a few minutes. Set up your cameras: This step is straightforward since all the things are under the main interface of this app. You can see several buttons like ” H 264″, ” MJPEG”, “OMX”, etc., which represent different camera types.

Choose one of them according to the kind of IP Cameras you have used before, then select your cameras and click “Apply” to make a connection between them.

When it pops up, please click “Accept.” Then, wait some seconds until the progress bar is filled, then it will start streaming online video immediately.

Josephine Thomas
Josephine is a technology enthusiast and loves to explore new technologies. She has been programming since she was 12 years old and enjoys learning about the newest trends in tech. Josephine is currently studying Computer Science at Stanford University, where she has become involved with organizations such as Women in Computer Science (WCS) and Code X: The Stanford Center for Professional Development.