***Attention!!!This app only supports International Version YI Smart Camera. ***
The YI Home app keeps you connected to your home from your phone anytime, anywhere.
Keep tabs on your nanny day and night, check in on your pets, or simply monitor your house with the YI Home Camera.
The app gives you access to live footage of your home 24/7.Experience home security at your fingertips.
See live feed on your macOS；
• Convenient login option - user/pwd, qrcode;
• Real-time video streaming from your camera to your computer
• Adaptive and selectable video resolution；
• Support all YI Home and Dome Camera series in 1 application
• Support north America users only (more location to add later)
- Improvements for reliability;
- Bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Starting in December 2018, the Mac application (version 1.1.1) stopped working on my Mac Mini running Mohave 1.14.1. Instead of showing alerts a text message was displayed "The link has expired, please retry after refreshing." I reported this to YI support on 5 Dec 2018. They reported that this was a known issue and was currently being worked on. After numerous communications and issues being opened and automatically closed, a new version of the Mac application (version 1.1.2) has finally been released which appears to resolve this problem.
I am disappointed that the resolution to this Mac-only issue took over 6 months to be fixed while there has been several updates to the mobile version of the application. This type of customer support does not inspire customer loyalty and makes me hesitate on any further purchases from Yi Technologies.
Closed functionality - designed around needs of a mobile app
A lot of the features to this application seem closed off.
For example If I open up a stream to view a video feed, I’d like it to stay open, instead I’m fighting with the timeout all day long.
Much of the design seems to be focused on providing you quick access to the featues, which is excellent… good job… but What I NEED is to see the video. I can’t resize the window to say… just see the video, (on a desktop computer) make it stay on top of other applications, and I can’t make it full screen without having to view the onscreen controls. It’s definitely a work in progress towards a good solution, but since I can’t access the video stream any other way than through this application, I’m going to have to ask for more, before I rate it higher.
Yi Home 1080i Camera
This could easily be a 5 start review but for a one issue which gets the yi camera experience off on the wrong foot.
The Yi only works with a 2G network, that in and of itself is not reeally a big problem.. The problem arises when you go through the setup process.
The Yi immediately selects the nearest 5G network, and there is no way to simply "select" another network in your home or office which is operating at 2G.
I have now done this at two locations, in each instance I must:
1. login to the router
2. Diable the SSID of the 5G network
3. Go back to the setup and now select the 2G side
Not sure why the Yi camera is so intent on grabbing a 5G network that it can not use or connect to. Not sure why Yi does not allow the user to choose a network which appears in the WiFi list the ame way Honeywell and Nest and other companies do.
The camera is very nice, the quality is excellent and with the addition of a micro SD card the storage is perfect. The iPhone app is also top shelf.
Yi please fix the setup issue! Either have the camera connect to 5G, or let the user choose a network, or simply elininate the cameras ability to "see" a 5G network.
thanks for looking...
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.