Simple IP camera or API interface

beta

#1

hi,

I was wondering if I could use the wyze cam with a local IP address or do I have to go through the app? Also, is there an API that I can call to stream video.

 

thanks


#2

Right now, as far as I’ve seen, you need to go through the app. They’ve talked about enabling RTSP, but that’s just talk at this point.

I suspect one could reverse engineer the protocol used by the app to talk to the device, but I haven’t seen anyone taking a swing at that. The device appears to listen on port 80, but doesn’t reply to standard HTTP. At least mine don’t.

Sean


#3

As Sean said, right now it’s only the app. But seems like that’s in the works

According to Engadget, a firmware update in March will add IFTTT support and compatibility with Amazon’s Echo Show and Echo Spot devices for looking in on your camera feeds

Per the FAQ:
Does Wyze Cam support IP camera streaming services like RTSP?
Wyze Cam does not support IP camera streaming services like RTSP.

We understand this is a popular request from our customers. Our engineering team is evaluating this feature for future development.

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#4

You can use TinyCam Monitor Pro on Android devices to view your cameras. Wyze is directly supported. I haven’t looked for anything for iOS but there may be something. I have the app installed on all our Amazon TV devices and it works great. Having the app on the big screen is fabulous. I have cameras outdoors and it is super slick to see who just rang the doorbell in the middle of a Netflix movie.

There is the option in TinyCam to put the app in the background and present the video through a browser but it didn’t work when I tried it so I left it for the time being. There are additional options for notification like email.

Someone posted a how-to on these forums but it is easy enough to get it set up without.


#5

I will just put a link to a parallel thread with similar discussion, to prevent a split of efforts - https://www.wyzecam.com/forums/topic/wyzeapi/#post-221058

Because now with ITFFF and Alexa/Google Assistant API should be in place… and the next step will be publishing it for a community =)