Blue Iris

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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 49.18 MB. The current version is 1.63.00 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

Camera profile overrides: change the profile on a specific camera temporarily or held indefinitely. This provides a way to receive alerts for ad-hoc events such as mail delivery or a family member arriving home. The temporary profile number will be displayed on the camera list and stream.

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Blue Iris Reviews


Great App  Jakadia  5 star

Love the app, very powerful. I wish there was an AppleTV version!


Push notifications no longer works  Tmsd23765  1 star

The push notifications no longer works running blue iris server on windows 10 and Apple devices


No response from support  FirstAid84  1 star

App seems to be what I am looking for but I can't tell because it's not connecting and support isn't responding.


Great for Blue Iris or HomeSeer users  zxz77777777777777zxz  5 star

App is great. I use it along with HomeSeer and so far I’ve never had an issue in over 2 years


The last update broke outside connection  ssnui  1 star

I forward port 9443 to the web server, after the last update the app stopped working from outside (it still works if I was inside the house). Every time I edit the connection and add :9443 at the end of the WAN address and save it, as soon as I hit Connect the app removes the port in the address (if you hit Edit you can see it has been removed). Fix it!


Still crashes constantly  jumbozman  1 star

iOS app crashes randomly all of the time, and resetting the alerts/counters is delayed, so I have to keep the app launched for awhile after clicking reset, or sometimes it’s just faster to close and relaunch the app to get the number of notifications to clear.


Rock Solid  Dnorris60  5 star

I’ve been using Blue Iris for many years. The developer has done a great job at progressively making the Blue Iris system better and better. The IOS client is rock solid and a great companion to the Blue Iris server. This is a developer that listens to customer feedback. If you need video surveillance you can’t go wrong with this system.


Great app. One suggestion  Caldwellone  4 star

Great companion app for the official blue iris app. Just like the server itself, it is full of features. One request though is to make the preview photos bigger in the alerts/flagged section so I can just breeze through them. They are so small that I have to open most of them just to see what’s going on. Keep up the great work!


Solid application that could use professional UI designer  Shiltsy1  4 star

Blue Iris is a solid, feature rich application. It works FAR better than the expensive dealer installed NVR that I came from. My only complaint is that the application suffers from poor User Interface and Experience. With that professional touch, it could be better.


Great App!  Byronnnn  5 star

Works pretty much flawlessly. My only complaint is the UI could use a refresh, something a bit more iOS like. I realize this is still a 1 man project (I think), so I understand not wasting time on the UI. However, I’d like to say that it is 100% formatted for the X, unlike some apps I have that still haven’t updated. I highly value this app. Keep up the good work.


More than just another IPCam app!  Caingalea  5 star

If you own the Blue Iris PC software, this app is an essential part to monitoring your IPCam system... and it's worth every cent. It provides functionality unfound in other apps which integrates with the PC software for full customisation of monitoring setting, system information and alerts, and user access. I believe this app is reasonably priced and I'm happy to support the developer so he continues to develop, improve and innovate Blue Iris.

G S Hawken

Fantastic!  G S Hawken  5 star

Works as advertised, fantastic addition to BlueIris software (which needs to be running on PC s somewhere) Regular updated. Robust, easy for novices to use & navigate Highly recommended (along with BI PC software) If looking for windows security video monitoring very hard to beat


Great app needs updating  Woolnoir  4 star

Very nice app. Works really well for remote viewing and control. Would be 5 stars if it had iPhone 6+ support.


Excellent App for Blue Iris users  Middlo64  5 star

Excellent app, does all you could want. It has a neat function in that you can set it up examples seamlessly for use internal and external access allowing you to access your server from anywhere. Well done !


Excellent App  Sastol  5 star

Fully functional app that nicely complements the desktop version


Great!  Jamestas  5 star

This app works very well. A great interface into the Blue Iris software and makes simple management a dream. Looking forward to the updates as they come.


AWESOME Blue Iris client!!  McKannic  5 star

This is definitely the BEST viewer/control app I have seen (and used) for Blue Iris, I use this locally through my LAN as well as remotely, mostly to keep a close eye on security around my premises but on occasion to check to make sure I have set the security on the way out, if I have forgotten I can remotely activate Blue Iris. Previously I had to use two apps to be able to view locally as we'll as remotely, not now. I have TOTAL peace of mind with this app.


Great app. Must have!!!  Xtrem8  5 star

This app does everything you need.


Excellent  Tygeray  5 star

A great App, does everything required to keep your home/ business secure. Why pay someone else to monitor your valuables. DIY for the price of this App.

Craig Willox

Just what was needed  Craig Willox  4 star

This app is a great supplement to the Blue Iris server. It meets all the needs that the clunky web app is missing. It works surprisingly well on a low bandwidth connection, and I love the ability to view alerts. Being version 1.0. There are some bugs. But I'm sure they will be ironed out in future releases by the great support team :) Good work.


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.


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!


Great camera software  Neshdudhdjfb  5 star

Does everything I'd ever want from a CCTV package. The mobile app is better than any other I've seen, push alerts work great, no problems at all. My only complaint would be to have a Linux or OS X version for the server side. On the server side I run mine as a virtual machine on top of an unraid san server.


Imperfect  InfectedDread  4 star

Nice simple app. Problems transitioning from cellular to wifi and back.

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