Android App working on Chromebooks

very disappointed that this is still a problem and that there’s no update on this issue.

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Can someone from Wyze give us an update on if this is in the works? Please allow us to download the app from the Play Store.

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I vote for this as well, ChromeOS is growing fast so they should test the app on it and hopefully release it in the play store. I would gladly beta test on ChromeOS.

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The truth is Wyze doesn’t give a [Mod Edit] about their app. This is 100% on Wyze, developers decide what platforms their apps are available on, and Wyze has clearly decided that Chrome OS Android apps are not something they want to support. The app used to be available, but someone decided that it was too hard to support and they turned it off.

Instead, they want to sell you smart watches, bulbs, vacuums, alarms, RC Cars, headphones, scales, sprinklers, locks, handheld vacuums, anything to distract from the fact that they can’t program their way out of a paper bag. Cameras are still using local time internally, instead of using UTC and an offset, so when the time changes in the fall, you lose an hour of video.

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I upgraded to Eufy cams. Android app, works on chromebook, web app for PC’s. Stopped waiting for Wyze.

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I have a Eufy one too. Better picture, better app, no cloud video stored who knows where, RSTP out of the box, but I already have 10 Wyze Cams (V1-V3) that I don’t want to throw away quite yet.

I just sold (5) Wyze Cam V2’s for $80, had five buyers in 30 minutes.

I wonder if the legacy person detection transfers over to the new owners, or is it tied to the original account?

Tied to the account just like CamPlus would be.

Couldn’t agree more, they seem to be extremely busy rushing out new crud/gimmick type products vs. truly supporting their base (sounds familiar) with whats needed for long term retention.

This will only end one way if not fixed soon & well, …Wyze will lose many, many customers, as well as more bad press and then = down the crapper…

I have pretty much given up on Wyze fixing issues with their Cams or adding any new features. They seem set on releasing as many products as possible, probably want to IPO and cash out. I have migrated to Eufy 2K Cams and their app works great on my Chromebook.

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I am a product manager for mobile apps. Do you know how easy it is for the Android build to be made compatible for installation on a Chromebook? SERIOUSLY easy.

It’s simply a matter of changing some settings in the app manifest (essentially any hardware items listed in the manifest if not actually required need to be labeled as required=“false”) and some other things like updating the target SDK level. Create a new build & deploy.

It’s obvious this is not a priority in the Wyze Dev Team’s backlog, because this is ridiculously simple!

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Being easy isn’t the key, I think, at least not for Wyze.

They just don’t have the manpower. They don’t even have software testing in place.

It isn’t just changing a few build switches here and there. It will require hiring more people to support that new platform. And if I know Wyze, they are thinking along the line, the Chrome OS base isn’t that big, why would I allocate resources for it when people are after me for failure to deliver on RTSP I promised?

Edit - The windows base is at least an order of magnitude bigger than the Chrome OS. When did Wyze offer a Windows client?

I am sorry. The whole idea behind Chromebooks abilities to run Android apps is that NO ADDITIONAL SUPPORT is needed over those switches that need to be flipped to allow the app to run. So, someone, please, just do it!

The fact that your compare this to support on Windows really shows how little clue it have about the subject matter. This would take them somewhere between 1 to 3 hours, not exactly comparable to developing for a whole new platform.

I primarily blame Google because their cross compatibility should be automatically on unless explicitly switched off and not vice versa. If there are necessary checks Google should force the app off the app store if the developers don’t do them. Eventually this will be done but I really hope we don’t have to wait for this moment to get compatibility.

Honestly, this really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Please put in the hour of work. Please. Just last night I recommended the hardware to someone but I did it begrudgingly exactly because of this and this thread and knowing the level of support to be expected from the Co on trivial things like this. This should have been done by the person responsible for the Android app within hours (max days) of the original post this is so trivial.

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Things don’t work that way in real life, business or legal. You advertise your ChromeOS product, you support it. Not everyone is like you (nor me). Have you seen some of the questions in the forum?

Edit - Let me make myself clear here. I’m not justifying Wyze’s position. I’m just saying this is their likely position.

At any rate, they’re forced to support any new platform, or they are likely to lose lawsuits. The only alternative of course is, to open source their code. That is even more unlikely.

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Ditto Windows App and Chromebook/Android support is needed - I have hundreds of customers that i would then recommend getting wyze but i need to be fully comfortable with wyze.

Wyze app for chrome os

Wyze app compatible with chrome os, so we can use chrome tablet to use wyze cams as baby monitor

WyzeApp for Chromebook or Laptop

The Wyze app on my android phone runs the battery down. I would like the ability to have a constant monitor on a device that can stay plugged in.

[Mod Note]: Your request was merged to this topic for consistency in grouping similar requests. Please remember to scroll up to the top and click the VOTE button. You may also wish to comment on and/or vote for View On PC/Browser (Windows / Mac / Chromebook) which provides a web-based solution, currently in beta preview status.

At what point is Wyze going to revisit the Android App Chromebook compatibility? The beta web interface they have is terrible and if TinyCam can properly implement their Android app on Chromebooks, Wyze should easily be able to do the same. Seems like an easy solution to a problem that they are not solving. Why spend the time and resources on their own web interface when they can easily implement the android app on ChromeOS. I would love to get some sort of response from Wyze on this.

As someone who is paying for cam plus on five different cameras, and has their home security system as well as multiple vacuums, bulbs and watches (for my kids), I’m tremendously disappointed that this hasn’t been corrected yet. Our entire family uses Chromebooks for 90% of our day-to-day tasks, and for my wife and I to simply be able to pull up the app on our Chromebooks while we’re working would be such a benefit for our doorbell notifications, as well as checking in on our vacation rental property. Combine this and their failed integration with the outdoor cams on our google home hub max, and I’m seriously considering giving their competition my money for both home security and camera monitoring.