Blue Iris

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.

Blue Iris App Description & Overview

The applications Blue Iris was published in the category Utilities on 2012-12-15 and was developed by Ken Pletzer. The file size is 103.32 MB. The current version is 1.56.00 and works well on 6.0 and high ios versions.

Improved audio streaming

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Blue Iris Reviews


Simply Awesome  Fastzx6r  5 star

I've been using this app for years and it has never disappointed me. Blue Iris is a must if you surveillance cameras at home or at your business. I love how I can login using the app and view all my surveillance cameras! One by one or all at the same time. Plus you can view recordings too. Great app! Love it!


Does what it's supposed to do and then some  Slabhead  5 star

Easy to set up and (mostly) easy to use. Would give 4.5 stars if I could, subtracting .5 for some minor navigation and video playback clumsiness but overall a very powerful companion to the desktop app. I have 8 cams and counting and the whole system is holding up well.


Great camera software and iPhone app  akaRadar  5 star

I've been using Blue Iris software and phone app for over a year. Not only does it just work, it is updated regularly. It runs 24X7 on my older PC and I check it several times a day from my phone, and it has never failed. It may be a little complicated to setup, but well worth it. I currently run 3 Different brands of PTZ cameras and have no problems controlling them from the app.


Best App Available  ToUgHsPoT  5 star

This BlueIris app in currently the best available cam monitoring app on the market. I only want their tech support team to know however that this app is only as good as the support behind it. Support takes forever to respond issues. I feel for those who complained about poor support service because I can attest to their experience. Thank GOD I have sufficient computer and software knowledge to navigate my way and solve my issues myself.


Simple, fast, and efficient  Evertith  5 star

This app gets down to the brass tax. No fluff, no deep diving menus, just simple, easy navigation. Plus, everything is very responsive and the app has never crashed on me. The devs put in some quality code for this app.


Excellent App  ENYPDE  5 star

This app is awesome. Works perfectly on all my iOS devices. It would be greatly appreciated if you could add the ability to cycle cameras for different camera groups. It only works under group +All cameras.


Apple TV  Treeman_2004  4 star

Can we get a Apple TV app. :)


Crashes blue iris server  Harriska2  3 star

Crashes the server. I just use Blue Iris Lite Client as it doesn't crash the server.


You need an IT guy to set this app  Smurfass  1 star

Save your money this app is not easy to set if you are not really good with computers. The apps should be easy to use. The support team is rude or will not cooperate.


Great companion to the desktop app  DemonMucha  4 star

When looking for a good home security app, a big piece of it was the mobile app. Blue iris in the desktop is fantastic and the mobile app follows suit. There are a few small things I wish we could get, but even without those features this app rocks. The saving video to your phone and mobile geofence to change profiles are great features!


Very easy setup  Rodolfomore  5 star

So far I have to give it 5 stars. My biggest concern was getting it connected to my server, but that was nothing more than looking up my blue iris license number and remember my userid and password in blue iris. After you enter that information, the get ip button, and then connect, and you are in. Admittedly, I haven’t used it much at all as I only downloaded it this morning in preparation for a trip. I will be happy to come back and report how it works in Europe. I was thinking that at $10 it was expensive, I guess you pay a little more when the developer takes the time to make the installation easy.


Worth the money!  Culmac  5 star

If you're running the Blue Iris software then you should have this. It's amazing on my iPad Pro. The developer is good at responding to concerns.


Prevent device from sleeping?  WebMaster305  3 star

How can I prevent my iPad from going to sleep when using Blueiris?


Amazing  Mav911911  5 star

Always works well and always being updated , wow, great product, simple to use

Steve Kelso

Best App and Software for security!  Steve Kelso  5 star

This Software is simply the best out there it has never failed me in 2 years running 10 cameras 24 hours a day .. If you want to view the setup remotely this is your App !! The way software should be written ! Someone is complaining that they update it often (SERIOUSLY )when is fixing bugs often a problem ?? Bottom line Buy this if you use the software It's awesome.


New algorithm  qbanboi84  1 star

I'm getting emails every minute with the new server version. Really annoying and less sensitivity doesn't help. Why change something that has worked great all this time?


Great app!  legaleagleal  5 star

I have a Logitech Alert system (now discontinued) and have been using Blue Iris on my home server since I bought the cameras years ago. The Logitech app has been hit and miss lately, so I'm glad I found this app that works so well with the main program. I'm adding another brand of camera that's supported by Blue Iris but not by the Alert app, and I needed to be able to view all of them remotely. This does exactly what I need. Setup was a bit difficult at first, but following the Help section got me up and running. To anyone who can't see the cameras on the app, be sure each is set to allow web access within the main program itself. That was the key for me. Once I clicked on that setting on the main program for each camera, they appeared on the app as well.


Love the new update!  tr1ple8  5 star

Good job on the new update. I like the new layout with alerts. Now we just need a little Apple Watch support :) Maybe just like a jpg of the video alert or something like that. But super happy with the app as always and the new update has just added to the awesomeness of it!!


Great update  iPhunnn  5 star

Really starting to appreciate the new layout in cameras and in alerts. Awesome as usual.


Fantastic Companion App  Aaroncampbell72  5 star

Blue Iris is the only app I've found that flawlessly supports my several different models of IP cameras and this app is a fantastically designed iOS app that gives me full access to them.

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