There are a few things that I never got to buying no matter how many times I decided I should. One of those things is a new webcam. Which is quite bizarre if you take in account the “online” aspect of my work. However, I did go and get myself a shiny new smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S4 to be more precise. Which with just a few steps I managed to turn into a great IP webcam that I can now use not only to chat with my friends but also for surveillance purposes. Here is a quick tutorial regarding how to turn your Galaxy S4 into an IP cam in just a few simple steps.
First, you need to go to the Google Play Store and download a certain application called DroidCam. DroidCam basically turns any Android powered phone into a wireless or wired camera that you can use for just about anything from talking with your friends on Skype to streaming video on the Internet.
Once downloaded you need to install the camera’s PC application which you can get from the developer’s site. If you are planning on using wireless connectivity, all you need to do is start the Android application as well as the PC one and let your phone and PC do the rest. The same goes for streaming video with your phone connected to an USB cable. The only difference is that using the USB cable is generally faster and less laggy.
There is also a professional version that comes with plenty of improvements such as removing the watermark and allowing you to zoom and add different effects to the stream. While you will find a lot of such applications on Google’s Play store, this is by far the best app you can get in order to turn your phone into a webcam.