Blue Iris

Blue Iris

By Ken Pletzer

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.57.00
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 103.37 MB
  • Developer: Ken Pletzer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 309 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.



  • Awesome new feature - 3D Touch

    By jvanalls
    Awesome app!
  • Simply Awesome

    By Fastzx6r
    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

    By Slabhead
    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

    By akaRadar
    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

    By ToUgHsPoT
    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

    By Evertith
    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

    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

    By Treeman_2004
    Can we get a Apple TV app. :)
  • Crashes blue iris server

    By Harriska2
    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

    By Smurfass
    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.