Watch Wyze Camera on PC (with 5 Different Ways)

Last updated on April 13th, 2024

The Wyze camera allows you to watch live feeds from the cams on your mobile app. You also have access to videos recorded because of motion triggers. To watch these videos on a small screen isn’t that feasible. You might miss certain important details. Viewing it on a larger screen is a good choice.

You can either opt for a tablet or a PC. Viewing on a tablet is easy, but how to watch it on your PC? In this article, we will cover different alternatives to watching a camera on a PC.

Viewing the Wyze camera on a MacBook or Chromebook is very easy as you can directly download the Wyze app for PC. But on a Windows device, you need to make a few adjustments. You can view the live camera view on a PC in one of the following ways.

  • Subscribe to Wyze Web View
  • Use the RTSP Protocol
  • Screencast your mobile to the PC
  • Use an Android Emulator

Let’s discuss these in more depth.

Ways to watch Wyze camera on PC

There are a total of 5 ways to watch Wyze camera on PC. Four of these allow you to view live feeds, while one doesn’t. You can only watch recorded videos in that case. Let’s discuss these ways one by one.

1: Wyze Web View

Watching the camera on Wyze web view
Watching the camera on Wyze web view

Wyze has now made it possible to access your account from a web browser. However, it is not accessible to those who have a Cam Plus or Cam Protect subscription. Those who don’t have a subscription can’t avail of this service. This is the only official way to view the camera on PC.

Step 1: Open a web browser on your PC.

Note: Wyze supports Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge browsers, but Firefox is not supported at the time of writing this article.

Step 2: Type this website in the search bar: https://my.wyze.com/

Step 3: Login using your Wyze account details.

Step 4: Click on the ‘My Cameras’ option.

Step 5: Hover over any available live feed and click play.

You may now be able to view the feed from your cameras. But only certain devices are supported to view both the live feed and recorded videos. Which are those? The table below highlights devices that support both live streaming and recorded video events and devices that support only the event video viewing.

Live stream and Event videosEvents videos only
Cam OG Video Doorbell
Cam OG Telephoto 3xVideo Doorbell Pro
Cam v2Video Doorbell v2
Cam v3Cam Outdoor v1
Cam v3 ProCam Outdoor v2
Cam Pan v1Battery Cam Pro
Cam Pan v2
Cam Pan v3
Cam Floodlight Pro
Devices supporting Wyze Web View

2: RTSP Protocol

Watching the camera using RTPS protocol
Watching the camera using RTPS protocol

RTSP is a standard protocol that allows you to send video between two endpoints. You can use this for streaming live video from your camera to your PC. This RTSP protocol is not readily available for your cam. You have to download and upload it to the camera. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Open either the Wyze Cam V2 RTSP file or the Wyze Cam RTSP file links to download the RTSP Protocol on your PC.

Step 2: Open the saved file and unzip it.

Step 3: Rename the unzipped file to ‘demo.bin’.

Step 4: Connect an SD card to the PC using a card reader.

Step 5: Copy the renamed file to this SD card and eject the card reader from your PC.

Step 6: Unplug your camera from the power source and insert the SD card in it to which you have copied the file.

Step 7: Locate the setup button and press and hold it. While pressing it, plug the power cord back into the power source.

Step 8: Release the setup button when the indicator light is blue.

Step 9: Wait for the camera to reboot, and once it does, you will be able to view the camera on the Wyze app.

Enabling RTSP protocol

You have successfully installed the RTSP protocol on your camera. Now, it’s time to enable it. The following steps will show you how to enable the RTSP protocol on your camera.

Step 1: Go to the ‘Settings’ menu and click on ‘Advanced Settings’.

Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of ‘Advanced Settings’ where you will find the ‘RTSP’ option. Click on it.

Step 3: Turn on the toggle switch beside RTSP.

Step 4: You will be prompted to create a login ID and password. Use a strong password.

Step 5: Once that is done, the app will create a URL that will look something like this: rtsp://user:Passwword@IPAddress/live

Live streaming the video

You can use this URL to stream live video from your camera to your PC. For that, you will need a VLC media player on your PC. Here’s how to stream live video and watch Wyze camera on PC using RTSP:

Step 1: Open VLC Media Player on your PC.

Step 2: Go to the ‘Media’ tab and select ‘Open Network Stream’.

Step 3: Copy the RTSP URL created by the app in the prompted box and click on ‘Play’.

The feed from your cam will automatically start playing on the screen. We know this is a lengthy and complicated process. But it is the safest way to stream live feeds without a Wyze subscription.

3: Android Emulator

You can use an Android Emulator to download the Wyze app on your PC. An Android Emulator creates an Android-like environment on your Windows PC so that it can tricked into believing it’s an Android Device. You can download an Emulator like BlueStacks or NoxPlayer from the web.

After you download and install the emulator on your PC, go to the Play Store and download the Wyze app. After successfully logging in using your credentials, you can watch Wyze camera on PC using the app.

4: Screencast mobile

You can screencast your mobile phone to the Windows PC to directly view everything that’s going on on your screen on the PC. There are slightly different procedures for Windows 10 and 11 computers, but don’t worry. We are covering them both in this section.

Screencast your Android Phone on a Windows 10 PC

How to screencast Android on a Windows 10 PC
Steps to Screencast Android on a Windows 10 PC

Step 1: On your Windows 10 PC, click on the ‘Notifications’ button on the right corner of the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Connect’ option from the available tiles. An expanded tile will open on the right side of the screen.

Step 3: Select the ‘Projecting to this PC’ option at the bottom of the tile. This will open a new tab where you have to make a few settings.

Step 4: Select ‘Available Anywhere,’ ‘Every time a connection is requested,’ and ‘Never’ for the respective three setting options presented on the screen.

Step 5: Now get your Android mobile and select the screencast option.

Note: This option is named differently for different brands of Android mobiles and is also located at different locations. Just find what it is called on your device and open it.

Step 6: Select the device that you want to cast from the presented list of available devices.

If you are not sure which is your device, check the device name from the ‘Projecting to this PC’ tab on your PC and select that device on your Android phone.

Step 7: A notification will pop up on your PC that your mobile is attempting to project. Just click on ‘OK’ to allow it. Your mobile screen will now be visible on your PC.

Step 8: Launch the app on your mobile and play video from any cam you want.

Screencast your Android Phone on a Windows 11 PC

How to screencast Android on a Windows 11 PC
Steps to Screencast Android on a Windows 11 PC

Now, let’s see how to do the same thing for a Windows 11 PC.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Windows’ button and open the ‘Settings’ app.

Step 2: Click on ‘Optional features’ from the list of tiles available in the settings.

Step 3: Click on the blue ‘View features’ button in the ‘Optional features’ window. A pop-up window will open to add an optional feature.

Step 4: Search for ‘Wireless display’ from the available features in this pop-up window and check on the checkbox on the right.

Step 5: Click on the blue ‘Next’ button at the bottom of the window and then click on ‘Install.’ The feature will start installing, and you can see the status under the ‘Recent actions’ list.

Step 6: Exit the Settings and search the ‘Connect’ app in the search bar on the taskbar. Open the app by clicking on it. A separate window will open.

Step 7: Again, go to the search bar and search for ‘Projection Settings’.

Step 8: Now, follow steps 4 to 8 exactly from the above-given procedure to connect your Android phone to a Windows 10 PC.

5: Reading SD card on PC

Wyze cameras give you the option to insert an SD card in the cam to save the recorded videos offline. This card stores all the recorded videos until it is full. You can use this card to watch the recorded videos on your PC.

Step 1: Remove the SD card from the cam.

Step 2: Insert the card into a card reader.

Step 3: Plug the card reader into your PC.A

Step 4: Open the files saved on the card and watch the recorded videos. You can even copy these videos to your PC.

Step 5: Reinsert the card into the cam when done watching.

Note: Videos recorded when the card is not inserted in the cam will not be saved offline.

Watching Wyze Camera on MacBook

Watching the Wyze camera on a MacBook is much easier than the Android. Here, you don’t have to take help from any third-party apps or protocols or don’t even need a subscription. You can just get the Wyze app from the App Store.

Step 1: Go to the App Store on your MacBook.

Step 2: Search for the app and download and install it on your Mac.

Step 3: Open the app and log in using your credentials.

Step 4: Select the camera you want to view and click on the ‘Play’ button. Your video will start playing.

Watching Wyze Camera on Chromebook

Chromebooks are the easiest to use when it comes to using mobile apps on a PC. They just have an Android-like environment, which makes downloading apps possible directly from the Play Store. To watch Wyze camera on a Chromebook, here’s what you should do:

Step 1: Go to the Play Store on your Chromebook.

Step 2: Download and install the Wyze app.

Step 3: Open the app and log in using your credentials.

Step 4: Select the camera you want to view and click on the ‘Play’ button.

Feed will automatically start playing on your app screen. Isn’t that much easier than a Windows PC?

Conclusion

You can watch Wyze camera on PC in a number of different ways. We have covered detailed procedures for each in this article. It’s okay if you don’t want to spend on the Wyze subscription plan because the other methods are just as effective. But we have to warn you these are not official ways to watch Wyze camera on PC.

If you know of some other way to stream feed from the cam, let us know in the comments below, and we will include it in our article after we verify it.

FAQs

Can I view a Wyze cam without the Internet?

Yes, you can view recorded videos from the SD card on the Wyze cam without the internet. But you cannot view the live feed.

Can you use the Wyze camera without the app?

Yes, you can use the Wyze camera without the app by using the Wyze Web View.

Is there a Wyze app for PC?

No, there’s no separate Wyze app for PCs. But you can download it by using one of the ways mentioned in this article.

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Siddhi Gurav

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