WFH Phone Webcam for macOS and Android

WFH Phone Webcam lets you use your Android phone camera as a webcam on macOS.

Features

Stream over Wi-Fi. Video is streamed from your phone to your desktop over your local Wi-Fi network, so you are not tied down by USB cables.

1080p resolution. Video is encoded at a bit rate of up to 10 Mbps, and a resolution of up to 1080p (1440×1080).

Compatible with every app. The desktop app creates a virtual webcam, which can be used by any of your favorite recording or video conferencing apps, just like a real webcam.

Hardware accelerated. Video encoding and decoding are done with hardware acceleration, saving your battery.

Download

Android app

Available on itch.io

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Requirements:

  • Android 8 or later.

Recommended:

  • Android 12 or later.

Mac app

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WFH-Phone-Webcam-1.1.6.pkg

  • 6.1 MB

Download on the Mac App Store

Requirements:

  • Apple silicon (M1, M2, M3); and
  • macOS 12.4 (Monterey) or later.

Wi-Fi requirements:

  • 4th generation Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) or later.
  • Recommended: Wi-Fi 5.

User Guide

How to install the macOS application
  1. Open the application and click the Install button to install the system extension (virtual webcam).

  2. macOS will prompt you to Open System Settings to enable the system extension.

    If you closed the prompt by clicking OK, click the Enable button.

  3. In the Privacy & Security settings window, look for the following line:

    System software from application "WFH Phone Webcam.app" was blocked from loading.

    Click Allow and close the settings window.

  4. The application will prompt you to Restart it.

How to use the Android application
  1. Press a button 1 to 4 to select a camera.

    You will be prompted for permission to access the camera.

  2. Pick a resolution (480p, 720p, or 1080p).

  3. Press the LIVE button when you're ready.

  4. Enter the address that is displayed next to "Connect to" into the macOS application.

How to uninstall the macOS application
  1. First uninstall the system extension.

    1. Open the application.
    2. In the View menu, check the System Extension menu item.
    3. At the bottom of the window, click the Uninstall button, and quit the application.
  2. Then delete the application.

    In Finder, go to the Applications folder and move the application to the Trash.

FAQ

What is a system extension?

System extensions are Apple's modern alternative to kernel extensions or drivers.

Extend the capabilities of macOS by installing and managing system extensions—drivers and other low-level code—in user space rather than in the kernel. By running in user space, system extensions can’t compromise the security or stability of macOS.
System Extensions | Apple Developer Documentation

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News

Version 1.1

  • Mac app:
    • New: Support for high frame rates (up to 60 fps);
    • Improved: Fixed some rare crashes;
  • Android app:
    • New: Don't quit right away when the Back button is pressed;

Version 1.0

Hello world!