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 gaining one of the most impressive and useful implementations of Siri shortcuts I've seen on the platform yet.” - MacStories.
“Homecam is essential for HomeKit cameras like the and — not just for viewing playback on multiple streams at the same time...” - 9to5Mac.
• Siri Shortcuts
Now with Siri Shortcuts, you can simply ask Siri to show your cameras live. It's never been easier to glance at your home,
• 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 FaceID, TouchID or a Passcode
Keep those peering eyes off your cameras with support for securing HomeCam with your face, fingers or passcode.
• Apple Watch Support
With HomeCam, you can check your cameras live while on the go and use the speaker and microphone to communicate.
• Today Widget
Quickly glance at selected camera feeds live in a Today widget, providing a great way to keep track of those views important to you.
• iPad Support
HomeCam supports all iPads, allowing you to take advantage of your largest screens as viewports into your camera feeds. With keyboard shortcuts on iPad, you can quickly navigate HomeCam and see the views you need to.
• Apple TV Support
Buy once, get HomeCam on all your devices. iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Apple TV all for one price.
HomeCam has been completely rebuilt from the ground up into HomeCam 2.
A brand new design freshens the app up and brings new features including auto cycle, alerts, reordering, hiding of cameras and the improved data layers.
- For the first time, Auto Cycle is now available on iOS. Cycle your cameras endlessly for use as a baby or security monitor.
- Data Layers have been improved to support more sensor types, while also allowing you to select which accessory to use for a given data point.
- HomeKit Controls have been improved with better support overall for key types of accessories.
- Improved Siri Shortcut support.
- The Today widget has been revamped and now supports showing two cameras while in compact view.
- A multitude of fixes for key issues in the last version and many other changes!
Fixes in 2.0.1:
- Fixed a layout issue related to Auto Cycle time interval selection.
- A potential fix for the notification center widget showing the same camera feed multiple times.
- Your home selection now persists as it did in prior HomeCam versions.
- Watch app audio has been fixed.
- The Ecobee occupancy sensor is now no longer included in alerts.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Requires latest versions of Homebridge and ffmpeg-camera
Initially had troubles, the developer responded to upgrade everything as there were bugs in earlier versions. After upgrading this app works as advertised.
Woot! Better than the Logitech app! Live baby!!
Just set up sone Logitech circle 2 cameras to keep an eye on our place. Best HomeKit camera I’ve found - BUT - the app is kinda meh. Even HomeKit isn’t exactly awesome for taking a quick peek at things. But then as I was setting up homerun (BTW also an awesome app!) I saw the “also by this developer” thing and immediately bought it!
So far, so awesome! I can now quickly pull up ALL 4 of my cameras on one screen, and see the live feed. The Logitech app shows a still from the last time you viewed the camera. It’s nice, but it’s not LIVE as soon as you launch. So kudos for a great app! Keep the HomeKit love coming!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.