Description

HomeCam is the only app to allow you to view multiple cameras live at once and control their surroundings.

Take action based on data layers such as temperature, humidity and air quality, controlling other HomeKit accessories to make your life healthier while viewing it live.

Featured on MacStories, 9to5Mac and iDownloadBlog.

“Homecam is essential for HomeKit cameras like the and — not just for viewing playback on multiple streams at the same time...” - 9to5Mac.

• Data Layers
Bring a camera into full screen mode and you can view layers of data from surrounding HomeKit accessories such as temperature, humidity and air quality. And with HomeCam 2, you can now choose which accessories to use for this data.

• Room Control
With the improved HomeKit controls, HomeCam 2 enables you to control surrounding accessories in the same room as your camera. Change the room's lighting, adjust your thermostat and more.

• Live View
With HomeCam, you can view all your HomeKit cameras live on one screen, not snapshots that lag behind the reality of what your cameras are seeing.

• Single Camera View
Bring a camera into full screen mode and you can use the speaker and microphone of the camera to communicate to others. Zoom in to see your camera's viewport closer up.

• Secure HomeCam with a Passcode
Keep those peering eyes off your cameras with support for securing HomeCam.

• Apple Platform Support
Buy once, get HomeCam on all your devices. iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac all for one price.

What’s New

Version 2.1.4

HomeCam now supports cameras and doorbells with non-16:9 aspect ratios!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

xpxp2002 ,

Fills in the gaps that Apple’s Home app lacks

Just as the title says, HomeCam completes the HomeKit camera experience with the quality and completeness that the Apple experience usually provides.

I would rate this five stars except that I believe there’s been a bug in the Apple TV app for some time — audio simply doesn’t work, even when you select an individual camera. It seems to have broken with an update several months ago, but I haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly when. I do recall that it did work at one time on ATV, and the other platform versions of this app continue to work fine.

I could not find an email address or contact form to directly reach out to the developer to inquire about this audio issue. Outside of that, this is a five-star app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review. The iOS app has a support link in the settings that will reach out to me.

Apple TV does not support audio streaming, this is a limitation by Apple. Only iOS and watchOS can stream audio. I have a ticket open with Apple regarding htis limitation but there has been no movement on this recently.

NickHasBeenNamed ,

Very Limited!

All this does is allow you to view your cameras in one spot, rather than having to scroll through them on the Home app on Apple TV (via HomeKit). However, it’s named “HomeCam for HomeKit.” That sounds great when you’ve just ordered four deterrence cameras through Apple Store. However, what you need to know, but the app developer doesn’t tell you, is that HomeKit does not allow two-way audio. This is why you BRIEFLY see the microphone button before it disappears on ANY IOS device you’re using. HomeKit also doesn’t allow you to turn on the camera’s floodlight. All you can do is view and listen to all of your cameras in one spot (well, five cameras because that’s Apple’s limit), rather than scrolling through them on Apple TV or opening them individually in the Home app. This limitation by Apple isn’t the app developer’s fault, except that the app developer calls it, “HomeCam for HomeKit” and doesn’t tell you when you purchase the $4.99 app that the money you poured into the deterrence cameras you purchased will turn them into surveillance cameras only. If you want to use the deterrence features on your cameras, do not buy this app or use HomeKit - just use the app that the camera manufacturer provides.

Developer Response ,

Hi,

HomeCam does in fact support two way audio if your cameras support it in HomeKit. I would think your cameras may not support said feature.

HomeCam supports dozens of cameras. The limit you mention is that of HomeKit secure video not any apps.

Camera spotlights are also supported if the cameras offer them within HomeKit as controllable lights, cameras such as Arlo do not do this.

None of the issues you’ve noted are limitations of HomeKit or HomeCam but of specific camera manufacturers not implementing the features as they should.

Feel free to reach out to me via the in app support and I’ll be happy to discuss it further.

Jaden1511 ,

Great app! Just missing one thing in my opinion

This is a great app that solved the one problem I had, which is needing to view multiple cameras at once. If I had one feature I wish this app had, I wish I could select audio from a camera while looking at the group. For instance my screen is showing all me cameras live and I wish I could select the audio from my baby monitor camera without having to only view that camera.

Developer Response ,

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback, that’s a feature I have planned to develop in the future so keep an eye out!

- Aaron

App Privacy

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

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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