Blue Iris

Blue Iris

By Ken Pletzer

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.60.02
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 118.19 MB
  • Developer: Ken Pletzer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 375 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.



  • Doesn’t support Mac

    By htxdea
    I watched some videos and read such good reviews of the app that I accidentally purchased before reading the description and found out afterward that the software doesn’t support Mac so since that’s all I have I wasted $10, oh well I should’ve paid more attention.
  • Crashes constantly

    By jumbozman
    Always crashes
  • Extremely impressed.

    By theoneofwater
    I've been using BlueIris along with my Amcrest cameras for years now and could not recommend a better system. It's a little technologically advanced in the beginning, BUT TRUST ME... You will not find a cheaper alternative with the options you have with Blueiris. Anything you can do with a $1,000+ system you can do with this (and much better too). The app is worth the $10 and I highly suggest getting it.
  • Blue iris app

    By SubstanceOfaWoman
    Since the initial purchase I’ve had issues with this app. Sometimes I can log on other times I can not. I’ve emailed support who asked useless questions that didn’t resolve the issue. I want a refund.
  • Hate to say "Perfect" - But pretty close!

    By Mb1818714
    This works seamless for me. Now, I run the Windows version as a service - which seems best for me. Also, when I move from WiFi to LTE I do get a blip - but that can't really be blamed on the app - my network signal is changing - down/then up. I just back up or move forward on a camera and voila! all perfect (whoops-said it again). I'm running 4 POE fixed lens, 2 Wired PTZ's and 2 wireless PTZ's - never see any glitch. Have recently started having 100% issues not being able to reach via WAN. All IP’ have stayed the same, removed and added forward rules, removed and reinstalled on a different PC - still no luck. Once I figure this out - an answer will come immediately!! Thanks and keep up the good work. Worth every penny.
  • Great app

    By theBWM
    I’ve been using for a few months now and it works great. Paired with the BI windows app that we run on an older HP laptop, we have 3 Hikvision and 2 Logitech cams. It’s a great solution if you have different cam manufacturers.
  • Good but needs tweeks

    By dorcino
    Great app but the notifications should (at least with a option for those who like how it is now) go to the alert reported not to the live camera.
  • Crash city

    By Mattdoesnthaveanickname
    Works well some settings don’t change the actual settings on the server. But overall I’m happy with the app
  • Great Companion

    By JBendergrad
    This app is a great companion to the PC server application. It has worked flawlessly for me allowing monitoring on the go. Nice work!
  • Love It!

    By Yogi28
    Worth every penny! Great combo with my Hik cameras and PC NVR. Way better than the Hik software and app.