Screen mirroring or cast allow us to display content on one phone on the screen of another phone or device. For example, you may want to use a desktop or laptop PC as the secondary display of your mobile phone or tablet to improve your productivity. There are a number of ways to make it possible. You can refer to the steps to mirror Android mobile phone screen on Mac wirelessly, or this guide to mirror Android phone to PC. Today we are adding one more awesome trick to live stream camera video from one mobile phone or another. By this trick, you can use your old Android or iPhone as a security camera so as to monitor your home or business.
For demonstration purposes, we’re using an Android phone and an iPhone. You can stream camera video from Android to iPhone, from iPhone to Android, or between two Android phones or iPhone.
Step 1. turn your phone into security camera
The first step is to install the Athome Video Streamer app on your old phone. It can be downloaded from Google Play store or Apple App store for free.
Note that the Athome has two apps. One is called Athome Video Streamer, the camera app that turns your smartphone, both Android and iOS, into a home security camera. The other is called Athome Camera, the viewer app to receive and watch the video stream.
Run the camera app, Athome Video Streamer, on the first phone. Grant it the permission to access your camera so it can collect the video and live stream it to the receiving device. Position your phone in the location you want to monitor.
Step 2. Watch live video stream on the other phone
Download the Athome Camera app from Google Play store or Apple App store. Run the video stream receiver app. Tap the Add (+) icon at the top right corner. You can add new cameras by CID or QR code. The CID code is located in the upper right corner of the screen on the phone you use as the security app. Below the CID is the button to generate and display the QR code.
You need to use an email address to sign up a free account and log in the Athome Camera app. Both phones need to be connected to the internet.