Camera for OBS Studio

Camera for OBS Studio

By Will Townsend

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2018-03-15
  • Current Version: 2.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 31.86 MB
  • Developer: Will Townsend
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings


If you've ever wanted to use your iPhone camera as a video & audio input to stream using OBS Studio, we've got you covered. We've tried all the apps that let you do it over WiFi, but they're not fast enough, so we also allow you to use a wired USB connection. QUALITY VIDEO Your iPhone/iPad camera's are good, really good. In fact, there’s no comparison between the highly recommended streaming webcam, the Logitech C922 HD Pro and the iPhone 6 Camera. AUDIO If you don't have a separate mic for your streaming setup, you can now use the microphone on your iOS device to stream audio & video. FRONT CAMERA Stream a selfie with the front camera support. Switch anytime during the stream with the familiar camera switch button. TAP TO FOCUS, PINCH TO ZOOM Controls just like you're used to from the Camera app. LOW LATENCY Stream video over a wired USB connection. This avoids the issue of delay over wifi, as many other solutions suffer from. This is just as fast as a USB webcam! USB & WIFI Choose the connection type. If you want low latency, use USB, if you'd like portability then use WiFi. WiFi is done using the NewTek™ NDI® protocol, so you can use Camera for OBS Studio with any NewTek™ NDI® compatible receiver. MULTIPLE DEVICES If you're lucky enough to own multiple iOS devices, use them together and produce a multi-camera stream. MAC AND PC Supports OBS Studio running on macOS and Windows. You will need to install the OBS Studio iOS Camera Plugin from our website, or use an NDI compatible receiver to use this app.



  • Incredible.

    By Baltuwu
    Instead of spending $200 on a “good webcam” you can get a better one; from your phone. This app means everything to me. It works incredibly well via USB (because my internet can’t keep well with NDI+). If you’re a streamer, a YouTuber or whatever... get this app. I had an issue where the video feed would simply look broken. I contacted the creator and in less than a day I got a response. Thank you.
  • No response from developer

    By alicia504
    Downloaded this app and it doesn’t work. Can’t get in touch to get a refund. Been trying for days. Absolutely ridiculous.
  • Love it. And such a responsive developer!

    By childlike1
    Keep on improving! This is a great app.
  • Have to launch iTunes

    By Geraq
    If the application is not working you have to launch iTunes that makes the camera come up for me and it works
  • Hot Garbage. (On ipad mini 2)

    By Capachinno
    Using ios 11 with USB connection at any setting with latest plug-in and latest version of OBS Studio the ios camera source is distorted and sluggish. I wish I could get a refund. $16 could be better spent on an additional web cam...
  • Great for video podcasting

    By d2xdy2
    After getting frustrated trying dealing with networking issues, I found this app to help give me a free from my iphones camera straight into OBS for my video podcast. Worked great! Almost no meaningful latency. I did notice some connection issues on a really long usb cable, but I think that might have been just a weird cable. Also really simple to set up on my phone and on my MacBook/ OBS Totally worth the purchase. I’ll be using it every time I need to broadcasts.
  • It Works!

    By ⌨️TBT⌨️
    I see other reviews of people who can’t get this to work, but it does. I was a little confused at first because it does take several steps to set this up: 1. Buy the app 2. Have iTunes installed and used at least once. 3. Install OBS 4. Get the OBS iOS camera source plugin from the app website and install with OBS closed 5. Plug in your iOS camera and launch OBS (your app will say “USB: Waiting for connection” until the last step) 6. Add “iOS Camera” (not to be confused with video capture device) 7. Open settings for iOS camera in OBS and choose your device 8. Choose Refresh Devices/Reconnect to Device On a side note, the live feed doesn’t seem to work well with anything past 1080p, but neither do the $200 webcams you would have to buy instead. Keep working on the app it’s great, thanks!
  • Doesn’t work

    By billh50
    Installed iTunes as directed. Installed the OBS plugin. Bought and installed this app. OBS just crashes.
  • Cannot get it to work at all after the update

    By Kenneth L Holland
    I bought this app a few months ago and it worked, but after the update I cannot get it to work at all. It just says ‘waiting for connection’. I up dated everything including for OBS and my iPhone 8. Also one OBS on the iOS camera menu it does not recognize the phone. It just says none. Will can you please help me out I need to get this working if possible. And I’ve emailed you many times and you haven’t responded in the last month.
  • App keeps crashing when I open it

    By sdarssee
    I don’t know if anyone else is having this problem but I bought the app and now it won’t open on my phone. (iPhone 7)