*** Be advised there is also a CCTV Viewer App for the Apple TV which you can download for FREE once you own this app ***

After recently upgrading our CCTV System we realised there wasn't any simple to set up and easy use streaming Apps. So we set about creating one, let me introduce CCTV Viewer. You simply add your Camera names and the stream URLs (be it RTSP or MJPG etc.) and they are presented in a tiled view.

* Supports MDM
* UniFi Protect, UniFi Video, SWANN and Hikvision Integration
* Support for changing camera numbers up to 16 per Group
* Supports RTSP Authentication (can be set up by GUI or Web Server)
* Swipe between camera's once in full screen mode with continuous scrolling (When you get to the last camera it will load first camera again)
* Toggle mute on / off when in full screen by clicking on remote touch pad or shaking the remote.
* Added option to leave camera muted by default when opening full screen (toggle mute above still works)
* Turn camera labels off and remove some of the padding (making the Thumbnails bigger)
* Optional full screen camera cycling at various timed intervals up to 30 seconds, and ability to use Play/Pause to hold on a certain camera then resume cycling.
* When at the thumbnail screen, shake the remote to force a reload of all camera streams, useful if one camera locks up or you restart your NVR etc.

On first run you choose the number of cameras you want to configure (this can easily be changed in settings later). You will then get a screen showing your camera thumbnails and have the option to see them with or without padding around them for dense camera views. From here you can select to go full screen, when viewing a camera full screen if it supports audio then the audio for that camera will be enabled by default (this can be changed in settings). You can also toggle sound on and off when in full screen mode by clicking anywhere on the screen, or shaking the remote. The audio is muted again once you go back to the main camera live view screen using the menu button.

You can swipe left and right to scroll through the cameras when in full screen mode, swipe up or hit back to return to thumbnail screen. It will skip over any camera's without a Stream URL configured, so if you only have 5 camera's it won't include the blank screen when scrolling.

It has been tested with various manufacturers CCTV Systems and WebCams that can do RTSP/M3U8 streaming and performed well with them all.

Setup is a breeze, you can either enter the Camera Names and URL's within the setup screen using the Apple TV (and/or text entry options on your iPhone). However we found this a little cumbersome, so once you have opened the settings screen at the top will be a URL that you can visit and change the settings using a browser on the device of your choice (This device will need to be on the same network as your Apple TV). To get back to this Stream Settings screen and re enable the web setup, simply long press on any camera thumbnail.

As a side note this doesn't just work for CCTV you can also put in public IPTV stream URL's and watch those as well.

We welcome feedback (good/bad) on ways to improve the application and any features you think we should look to add.

In the unlikely event you have any problems with the app please contact us via the support URL on the AppStore or via social media (Twitter: @PlasmaSoftUK / Facebook: PlasmaSoft). We guarantee you will get a quick and personal response to any suggestions and problems.

Note: Older iPads may struggle with multiple high definition streams if you have more than 9 cameras selected. If you have issues with the app randomly crashing please try lower resolution streams.

The video player portion of our app is based on VLCKit , so any stream / camera URL that VLC can display should be usable within our app. CCTV Icon Design vector created by freepik -

What’s New

Version 1.3.5

* Fixed a performance issue with auto reload streams when used with the Groups option
* Fixed an issue where certain IPTV Streams with an @ in the URL wouldn't load
* Added a warning when adding 16 or more streams
* Added 2FA support to UniFi Protect logins
* Updated Video Player Component

In the unlikely event you have any problems with the app please contact us via the support URL on the AppStore or via social media (Twitter: @PlasmaSoftUK / Facebook: PlasmaSoft). We guarantee you will get a quick and personal response to any suggestions and problems.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

SierraTech ,

Great CCTV for IP Cameras Apple TV

When I purchased a new Apple TV (4K) to upgrade my 3rd GEN, I was looking for a CCTV APP for my IP Cameras, and couldn't beleive I couldn't find one for a reasonable Price and good reviews. App Advice had this app listed.

I had already mapped out my RTSP Path for Primary Dahua Stream for an iPhone APP. The only difficulty I had was using my iPhone keyboard to input Names and URL, and Apple TV kept echoing, I'm not sure if this was due to Apple TV or the APP. It made it difficult to keep names correct, pasting RTSP Path was my easiest way to input it, after several attempts to add Dahua URL.

The APP however, works great, and the only suggestion I have is to add a PIP feature, so I can have a camera up while watching something else. Not sure if APPLE-TV Supports this feature, but something to consider.

My ipad is on iOS 10, and don't want to update it loosing 32-bit apps, so I'm using it exclusively for APPLE-TV CCTV Camera Monitoring. Thanks for creating this APP, and pricing it correctly! It seems IP Camera Monitoring is being ignored by others!

avionics12 ,

Works Great on Apple TV and iPads

This app is a great addition to my Connected Home. It is quite easy to use and provides a easy setup function. The settings are easy to understand and give better utility for my 7 camera installation.

Having the camera view rotate through gives great visibility and eliminates the cumbersome effort that I have seen using other apps.

Kevin is quick to respond to questions and his great Customer Service is rare these days.

M.Deans ,

Finally a decent camera app for AppleTV

I’ve been searching for a good app to get my home cameras on my tv... I’ve tried several different apps but never had one that would actually work well with my tonton system. Took a minute to figure out the stream setup for rtsp but it all looks good on the big screen

Great work!

Developer Response ,

Hi there, in the app description it advises that you can test the streams using VLC (Free App). If VLC can play the stream, then our App can also play the stream, as it uses VLCKit under the hood. Therefore you can use that to test if you system is compatible before purchase.

App Privacy

The developer, Kevin Marshall, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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