Blue Iris

Blue Iris

By Ken Pletzer

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.60.02
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 118.19 MB
  • Developer: Ken Pletzer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 371 Ratings


This app is a CLIENT for the Blue Iris Windows PC software. In order to make use of this app, you must have Blue Iris version 4 installed and running on a Windows PC or VM. Instructions for connecting this app to the PC software are found in the Networking topic of its Help file. This app provides a single point of contact to your home camera network. There is no need to insecurely open individual cameras to the Internet. This app connects using a secure and session-based protocol--no passwords are transmitted in plain text. Remote access does require router configuration, which you can test without the app by using Safari. You should see your Blue Iris login page. Key features include: - Manage multiple Blue Iris installations - Geofencing: set status, send alerts, and more in response to device location * - Control the traffic signal icon, schedule and profile selection - Receive iOS push notification alerts when a Blue Iris camera is triggered or there is a critical status message - Fast H.264 streaming - Control PTZ, IR and more for any camera that’s also controllable at the Blue Iris PC - Listen to and talk to any camera that’s also supported at the Blue Iris PC - Navigate cameras by tapping and swiping - Review recordings as stored on the Blue Iris PC, up to 64x speed - Download recorded video from the Blue Iris PC to the iOS device - Selectively delete recordings from the Blue Iris PC - Broadcast live video from the iOS device directly into a Blue Iris PC camera window - Remote control DIO output signals on compatible devices - Baby monitor functionality: continue to listen to audio with app closed or device in standby ** * Note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. ** Note that continued use of audio streaming running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.



  • Hate to say "Perfect" - But pretty close!

    By Mb1818714
    This works seamless for me. Now, I run the Windows version as a service - which seems best for me. Also, when I move from WiFi to LTE I do get a blip - but that can't really be blamed on the app - my network signal is changing - down/then up. I just back up or move forward on a camera and voila! all perfect (whoops-said it again). I'm running 4 POE fixed lens, 2 Wired PTZ's and 2 wireless PTZ's - never see any glitch. Have recently started having 100% issues not being able to reach via WAN. All IP’ have stayed the same, removed and added forward rules, removed and reinstalled on a different PC - still no luck. Once I figure this out - an answer will come immediately!! Thanks and keep up the good work. Worth every penny.
  • Great app

    By theBWM
    I’ve been using for a few months now and it works great. Paired with the BI windows app that we run on an older HP laptop, we have 3 Hikvision and 2 Logitech cams. It’s a great solution if you have different cam manufacturers.
  • Good but needs tweeks

    By dorcino
    Great app but the notifications should (at least with a option for those who like how it is now) go to the alert reported not to the live camera.
  • Crash city

    By Mattdoesnthaveanickname
    Works well some settings don’t change the actual settings on the server. But overall I’m happy with the app
  • Great Companion

    By JBendergrad
    This app is a great companion to the PC server application. It has worked flawlessly for me allowing monitoring on the go. Nice work!
  • Love It!

    By Yogi28
    Worth every penny! Great combo with my Hik cameras and PC NVR. Way better than the Hik software and app.
  • They seem to have stopped answer support requests.

    By wordperson23
    I really like their software and this app does a good job of working with it, but I have been emailing their support for over a month with no response whatsoever! Do you still exist? 😕
  • Terrific and essential

    By Waynertb
    This program, and its support system, is unsurpassed and in a league of its own. It integrates all your cameras into a single app for desktop and mobile viewing, both at home and away. I have 4 different cameras around my house and the idea of having to use 4 separate apps to view them is not an option. BI puts them all together, allows for live streaming, remote alarms, voice exchange, and free storage to your own hard disk. This just can’t be matched. Support is great via email and remote access is available with priority support. Ken, his software and his team are a seamless part of my home monitoring and I’d pay double for what I get from them.
  • Latest version 1.60.02 doesn't fit properly onto iPhone 5s screen

    By Cvs customer310
    I downloaded the 1.60.01 version that was released on February 2, 2018. The previous versions worked nicely on my iPhone 5s. I installed the new version and now the play/scrub bar doesn't fit on screen properly. In either normal or landscape view the app has the bars off the screen. In landscape mode it even goes through the play/pause icons. This is also along with the begin and end button icons. My iPhone is at iOS 9.1 because of another app I use for another reason. I have emailed support, and hope they will fix it. Support wrote back and somehow thought I am running Blue Iris version 3 on my server. I do have a version 3 license but have been running version 4 for about 18 months. The app would do no good for me otherwise. I wrote Ken who is the owner of software and app. He wanted me to get back on support. So I paid for support and wrote him @ support to let him know that the 1.60.02 version still does the same thing. I haven't received any reply, and am going to be writing him again. I hope my support money isn't being wasted like others have said about there issues not being addressed. I would think it would be feasible to set the formatting back to the same dominions as it was in 9.x apps.
  • Vers 1.60.01 broken

    By ptfcal
    Do not install version 1.60.01. The timeline slider in the alert view section is broken (again). It's rarely safe to update this app right away, since there's usually at least one new bug and no apparent way to revert to the previous (working) version, so you have to deal with the broken version until the author gets around to fixing it (thanks a lot Apple--really smooth process, love the heinous restrictions). Beware until 1.60.02 is available.