Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to add my IP camera?

Go in "Manage Cameras" window. Press "Add camera". In "Camera Settings" you have to specify your camera vendor, model, hostname, and port number. Press Back button to see the live video coming out from the camera.

The easiest way to automatically add all your cameras is to use LAN Scanner available in PRO version.

For advanced users we have an option adding any camera model by specifying camera requests manually.

2. My camera is not supported. Can you add support for it?

Please provide us a temporary access to your camera (see Contacts). We will take a look.

3. I cannot access my cams from mobile network, but they work with local WiFi connection. What are the required steps to enable broadcasting?

You need to setup port forwarding on your router. Port forwarding forwards all traffic from your private camera to external network, e.g. from to your_external_ip:8080. Read the router manual for how to do that or contact your system network administrator. Enter your external IP address and port number in tinyCam Monitor when you've done.

You can also use a free step-by-step tutorial from

Usually DSL connections renew their IP addresses after 24 hours. Use DDNS service to get fixed domain name, e.g. or DynDNS.

4. How can I connect to my webcam/USB camera?

You need to install on your PC either webcamXP, AbelCam or Yawcam software which support USB cams broadcasting. For the vendor name select Windows in tinyCam Monitor's Camera Settings.

For Mac computers we support AirBeam, EvoCam, RemoteSight (recommended, Youtube video), SecuritySpy software.

For Linux we support Motion, MJPG-streamer, ZoneMinder.

For Android - IP Webcam Pro (recommended), FRITZ!App Cam, Camera WiFi LiveStream, Ocular IP Camera.

For iOS - AirBeam, IP Cam Pro, iPCamera - High-End Network Camera (recommended).

For Windows Phone - IP Camera (ShenYao China)

5. How can I view live video from another Android device camera?

For Android device we highly recommend to install a free app called IP Webcam by Pas on another device. It allows using this device as an IP camera (video, 2-w audio, auto focus, LED on/off). Use tinyCam Monitor for IP Webcam monitoring. See this video.

6. How can I monitor any webcam?

a) Open your webcam in a web browser on your PC/Mac. Check live image properties by right clicking on the image and find the full web image address. It should looks like ""

b) Create a new camera in tinyCam Monitor using vendor name "(Generic)". In the text field "JPEG/MJPEG/RTSP request" enter "" (without quotes). You will be able to see live video on your Android device.

7. How to add more webcams?

To get more webcams please install free WorldScope Webcams for Android - official app for accessing thousands cams database. Start WorldScope app and search for cameras which have Streaming video capability. tinyCam Monitor will be automatically used for live view, record and import webcams. See this video.

8. What about privacy policy?

We respect your right to online privacy. tinyCam Monitor does not collect or send us or 3d parties any personal information.

The apps may collect anonymous usage statistics. It can be disabled in App Settings - Developer.

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