If you have a desktop and you do not have any microphone and camera attached to it or your microphone or camera is not working properly or you have a laptop but its microphone or camera is also not working. And you need it for some works like audio or video calls, recording audios or videos. Droidcam is a solution for you, it uses your mobile as a camera and mic for your computer.
This is completely free to use and free for the lifetime. The app is available for Windows desktops and Android.
Here is how to download, install and use Droidcam:
- Download the desktop client.
Download the desktop client from this link.
- Installation for desktop.
Open the zip-file you just downloaded and run the program. The installation program will open as the following screen, click the ‘I Agree’ button to proceed with the application.
Windows security will ask for permission to install the program, click on ‘Install’ to proceed.
After the process completes, you have to run the program from the start menu or from the desktop icon. And you will get the following window for Droidcam Windows client.
3. Download and Install the Android application.
After that, you have to download the android application. You can download the android application from this link. Or you can just search it on the Android Play Store and install it from there.
After installing the Android application, open the application. It will ask for permission to use the Camera and Microphone of your phone, allow them all.
And the application window will open like this.
If you have an active wifi connection, you will see the wifi IP address on the android screen. Otherwise, it will remain blank.
4. Droidcam Connection.
Just put the IP you see on your android application screen to the windows client if you are connected in the same network, or you have to connect with a USB cable to the computer. And check on ‘Audio’ and ‘Video’ boxes to access the audio and video both, or you can check only one box if you do not need the other one. After that click on ‘Start’.
And you can now able to access your audio and video from your android phone.
Now use your mobile as a camera and mic and enjoy audio/video calls without buying any additional devices.