Blue Iris

Blue Iris

By Ken Pletzer

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.59.07
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 118.17 MB
  • Developer: Ken Pletzer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 338 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.



  • Could use iPhone X update

    By iPhunnn
    Could use iPhone X update to make use of more screen real estate. I’ve never owned a “plus” sized iPhone but I imagine same potential visual upgrade with those, too. BTW, big thanks to the dev for such an awesome app and BI software. Love it and really appreciate the work that goes into it.
  • The Best, for me

    By CG03026
    I didn’t want to implement a stand-alone NVR. This server software that runs on one of my PCs is fantastic and meets my needs. Together the PC Blue Iris software and this App do everything I could ask for. I have configured into Blue Iris cameras from both TRENDnet and SUNBA manufacturers. I have configured all cameras to record continuously - 24/7. But you can establish time of day recordings or motion-triggered recordings if that’s your preference. I have the storage capacity for continuous recording. The PC is loaded with two 1TB SSD drives dedicated to retaining 30 days of content for all of the 6 cameras I have installed into BI. I plan to add a HIkvision doorbell camera as soon as it arrives from ALIExpress (not available yet in U.S.). The server software allows review of saved videos and they can be viewed slowly or at speeds up to 128x. The videos or portions can be exported to .mp4 format. I will say because BI is so robust there is a substantial learning curve to become fluent with all its features. And independently of BI one needs to be experienced with their router, with static IP addresses for the cameras, and proper port forwarding. Basic router/camera stuff. But in the end, using my iPhone and this nifty App, I have full access to all my cameras, video & audio (audio if supported by the camera) from inside the home or from ANYWHERE in the world. The server software is reasonably priced and the App is free. You cannot go wrong.
  • Great App

    By Ampd44
    A great app for the NVR of the same name. Geofence fixed with 1.59.05.
  • Geofence broken

    By Cyruskayos
    Like other reviewer said. 2 stars without 5 stars fixed! Cannot get geofence radius to save on mobile. It clears every time I exit the menu
  • Geofence bug

    By G37x
    Geofence setting does not hold it reverses back to off!
  • New version broke geofencing

    By nashaw85
    Love the program and app, but geofencing doesn’t work since most recent app update. Please fix!!! 2 stars with broken geofencing, 5 stars if fixed (and previous version).
  • Software glitches in iOS 11 - Resolved!

    By Hopenextversionworksagain
    Update 10/16/17: after several iOS updates now 11.0.3) and iPhone 8plus reboots, all glitch issues have been resolved and Blue Iris is running stable and without issues. Updated review from 3 to 5 stars for this great app. Old review: 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.