4 Ways To Watch Your Wyze Camera From a PC.

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Smart home security cameras are trending, according to Kbv research, their market is expected to reach $10.4 billion by 2026, and it’s all this growth is due to the features these gadgets offer and the residents’ concern for the safety and security of their homes.

Wyze is one of these brands that produce cameras for indoor and outdoor use and they’re much cheaper compared to other manufacturers such as Eufy or Arlo, but their price is not a sign of low quality as they offer several advantages such as 1080 full HD live stream, motion and sound detection, ability to record locally on a micro SD card, colorful night vision and much more.

We all know that you can access the Wyze Cam and see the live feed or watch recorded footage from the mobile app, but many people are asking if this cam can be viewed on PC?

Yes, you can watch the live stream and all your recorded footage through an Emulator on your PC or install the app on your MAC, or access the Webview in your internet browser.

You can use the RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol) and watch the live stream on the VLC media player. Watching your recorded footage stored on the micro SD card on your PC is also possible.

How to watch Wyze Cam on PC?

As we mentioned before we have more than one method to use in order to access the live stream like RTSP, WebView, or through the Wyze computer app, and in this section, we’re going to explain them all and you can choose what you want.

Option 1: Access from the Webview.

WebView will be a convenient way to access your Wyze Cam’s live stream and Event Playback through a web browser and it’s available on PC and MAC and you can access it from any web browser such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Note: This option requires you to have a Cam Plus license on the camera you want and it’s available on Wyze Cam v2 and v3, and Wyze Cam Pan v1.

Here are the steps to access your cam from Webview:

  1. Open your internet browser.
  2. Go to this website (View.Wyze.com).
  3. log in to your Wyze account (The same account you’re using on your phone app).
  4. Another screen will appear with all your camera installed.
  5. you’ll have a play button on the cams that you can access.
  6. Tap on the play button and your cam will start to show you the live stream.
  7. You have the option to mute or pause or see the live stream on full screen.
  8. Tap Events at the header of the screen to see all your recorded footage.
  9. Click on the events you want to watch and it will appear on full screen (events are recorded when the cam detect sound or movement).

Option 2: Access the Wyze Cam on PC through Android Emulator.

This solution will require installing an Android emulator to access the Wyze app from your Windows PC and manage your cam and watch the live stream or the recorded events.

Note: We don’t recommend installing any emulator you find on the web, for us we recommend BlueStacks as it’s well known and safe.

Follow the instructions below to access your Wyze cam from an emulator.

  1. Open your web browser on a Windows PC.
  2. Then go to this website (bluestacks.com).
  3. from this website download BlueStacks and install it on your PC just like you do with any other application.
  4. Once installed, Open the BlueStacks on the PC.
  5. Click on the Play Store and log in to your Google Play account.
  6. Then search for the Wyze app and install it.
  7. Once Wyze is installed on BlueStacks, click on it and log in to your account.
  8. Then tap on your Wyze Cam on the app and the live stream will appear.

Option 3: Watch Wyze Cam on your PC using RTSP protocol.

RTSP stands for Real-Time Streaming Protocol and it’s a standard network protocol designed to establish and control media sessions between endpoints.

RTSP is not a stock feature with the Wyze Cam and is a beta feature that requires the installation of different firmware.

Make sure to have a VLC media player installed on your computer before starting and you can download it from this website.

Install the RTSP Firmware:

  1. Download the Wyze Cam v2 RTSP file, the Wyze Cam v3 RTSP file, or the Wyze Cam Pan RTSP file. Please note that the Wyze Cam Pan firmware file is not compatible with Wyze Cam Pan v2.
  2. For Wyze Cam v2 and Pan, unzip the file and rename the contents to ‘demo.bin’. Then transfer the files to a microSD card’s root directory. For Wyze Cam v3, transfer the ‘demo_wcv3.bin’ file to a microSD card’s root directory.
  3. Unplug your Wyze Cam and insert the prepared microSD card.
  4. Hold the camera’s Setup button while plugging in the USB cable and continue to hold the Setup button until the light turns solid blue for Wyze Cam v2 and Pan or purple for Wyze Cam v3.
  5. Once the light is solid blue, release the Setup button and wait for 3-4 minutes. The camera will reboot, and the status light will change during this time.
    • Note: The “Solid Blue” in this case is not the same as the one normally seen on the cameras. It would be lighter and yellowish on Wyze Cam v2 and Pan and purple on Wyze Cam v3.
  6. Once this process is finished, you should see the Wyze Cam in your Home tab without going through the setup process as long as it was previously paired with your account.

Start using RTSP:

  1. Once your Wyze Cam is back online, you can access the RTSP function from the live stream (Wyze app version 2.3 or later) under Settings -> Advanced Settings -> RTSP
  2. The app will automatically check if the installed firmware version is RTSP compatible. If not, please repeat the installation process above.
  3. Next, turn on the RTSP toggle
  4. You’ll be prompted to set up a username and password for this Wyze Cam. Both the username and password should be 4 – 10 characters without special characters (only a-z, and 0-9)
    • PLEASE NOTE – This username and password is unique to just this camera. Please either use something that’s easy to remember or take note of them somewhere, as these will be needed to access the camera’s stream via RTSP
  5. Click “Generate URL”, and the RTSP URL will show on the next screen. Use this for streaming through the VLC player on the same local network as the Wyze Cam.

Now follow the instructions below to enable streaming on the VLC media player:

  1. Open the VLC player.
  2. Choose Media, then Select Open Network Stream.
  3. Paste the URL you’ve got.
  4. Tap on Play to start streaming.

Source (Wyze).

Option 4: Watch the recorded footage files on your PC.

As we mentioned before watching the events recorded and stored on the micro SD card of your Wyze Cam on your PC is possible, and you can do it by following the steps below:

  1. Take the SD card off the camera.
  2. Put it on a micro SD card reader.
  3. Plug the micro SD card reader on your computer.
  4. Then access and view the files on the PC.

How to watch Wyze Cam on MAC?

If you’re using a MAC the process is not as complicated as if you’re a Windows user, so let’s see the instructions that you need to pass by in order to watch your Wyze Cam from a MAC:

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Then go to the search bar and search for Wyze.
  3. Once you see the Wyze app click on the Get button to download it on your MAC.
  4. Now click on the Wyze app and login to your account.
  5. On the Home screen search for your cam.
  6. Then tap on your cam to see the live stream.


So this article can be a guide for you if you want to access, control, and view your Wyze Cam from your PC or MAC, if you have any questions about this product, you can check other articles on our website or contact the Wyze customer Support.

Adam B