Blue Iris

Blue Iris

By Ken Pletzer

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.58.00
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 103.37 MB
  • Developer: Ken Pletzer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 324 Ratings


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.



  • Software glitches in iOS 11

    By Hopenextversionworksagain
    The app has been great in iOS 10 (5 stars) but the recent iOS 11 release appears to have introduced many software glitches. I hope this will all be back to normal once an update comes out.
  • Working better

    By Sculptor of light
    Updates too much. Just get it right and leave it alone.
  • Gateway

    By Pi math nerd
    I like the fact that it is a doorway to the full blown Blue Iris Software. Its simple navigation is easy to use and the cam viewer is a snap to follow within the app. Just remember it's a gateway to the Blue Iris app for Windows and you won't be disappointed.
  • Works as designed

    By VinDecent
    Works fine with my Blue Iris desktop software. Fast loading. PTZ works great. Much better than the mobile web browser version.
  • Zero Support

    By mocnty
    Downloaded app in March-tells me he can't provide support unless I purchase $30-$60 more on the computer software. Then tells me he won't be able to help walk me through the Wizard on the PC software to hook the app to my home account. Tells me I must hire a network expert to fix the issue. My internet, home wireless, computers, Bluetooth, iPads, printers ALL work perfectly fine on my home router. My blue iris software on the PC works perfect. (The issue is the unfriendly user interface that comes along with the Blue Iris iOS app). Unless you are a computer expert with complete knowledge of networking and computer language-don't bother (unless you plan on spending another $60 to have him actually answer any questions you might have.)
  • Great app

    By Name675
    Live camera view loads very fast on wifi and LTE. Ability to review recordings is great. Best standalone security camera software and app out there. Must have if you use BI and have an iPhone or iPad. Edit: new update seems to fix the bug where the camera and recordings sometimes would be blank.
  • Great App

    By Treeman_2004
    Latest update is working great!
  • Home Iris

    By Griff7771
    This is a great little app for your iPhone. I use it all the time, and control five different cameras, all different types. You will need to set up the Blue Iris server on your PC, for this to work correct.
  • broken

    By ep2
    It doesn't work at all for me, i mean no part of it works, I cant even connect, it says "check network availability" but other apps can connect to that server just fine, and even where i enter a license key it says its not valid when it works fine on PC. Is there a way to ask for the $10 back from the app store?
  • Great app

    By Zqwertyz
    Great app A+++, never had an issue, been using it for last 4 years