Now that Italy too, I play, become the country of smart working, have a good webcam almost a must: to buy a new one, because EpocCam is enough to transform your iPhone or iPad into a webcam for Mac and PC. It can be downloaded for free in the App Store and also available for Android.
It boasts over 5 million active users, and among the most popular webcam apps. EpocCam transforms its iOS device into a high-definition wireless webcam for macOS and also for Windows PC, supporting video calls with Skype and FaceTime, but also being able to use it to transmit live on Twitch and YouTube. EpocCam supports, however, all applications that use the webcam including browsers and OBS studio. It can also be used as a baby monitor, spy camera, security camera and pet camera.
The simple configuration: simply download the EpocCam drivers for free on your PC or Mac for correct operation. After installing and starting the app on iOS, the connection between smartphone and PC is completely automatic, and does not require manual configuration.
Among the features, therefore, that of sending streaming video from smartphone to computer in real time, supporting both video cameras, front and rear. It works with all applications that use the webcam and has a wireless range of over 6 meters. All data, the development team assures, are encrypted to ensure that videos remain private. It supports the focus mode via tap, but also that of Autofocus. In addition, the app also offers audio support, allowing you to use the phone as a wireless microphone.
For correct operation you need an iOS device with iOS 10.3 or later, and a Windows 7 PC or later, or Mac with macOS 10.10, or later. The manufacturer recommends the use of 5 GHz Wi-Fi.
Here's how to set it up:
- Install the EpocCam app on the iOS device
- Download and install the free EpocCam drivers on your PC or Mac from the official website
- Make sure that the iOS device and the host computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network
- Launch the application you want to use with EpocCam on your computer, such as Skype or FaceTime
- Select EpocCam as the video source from the application settings
- Launch the EpocCam app on the iOS device
EpocCam is free to download for iPhone and iPad directly from this App Store page: also available for Android from this Google Play Store page.
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