Blue Iris

Blue Iris

By Ken Pletzer

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2012-12-15
  • Current Version: 1.62.04
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 49.18 MB
  • Developer: Ken Pletzer
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 392 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.



  • Great App!

    By Byronnnn
    Works pretty much flawlessly. My only complaint is the UI could use a refresh, something a bit more iOS like. I realize this is still a 1 man project (I think), so I understand not wasting time on the UI. However, I’d like to say that it is 100% formatted for the X, unlike some apps I have that still haven’t updated. I highly value this app. Keep up the good work.
  • Works Great

    By Rowgie
    This works great. I like all the features. Just one thing, need to put On-Off button for Camera on screen so I don’t have to go to Tools to turn On or Off.
  • Updates : (

    By Rebxl
    The past 2 updates have fixed things but broke other things. This would be acceptable if the app/PC program were free but they are not.
  • Keeps crashing

    By Pete Eliot
    Just got the new iPhone, and this app crashes every time on start up, even tried uninstalling and reinstalling same result, found out it crashes when he tries to bring up touch ID, new phones don’t have that, needs to have FaceID

    By mismochy
    Paid money for this app and now keeps saying server down. Fix your bugs!!!!!
  • Awesome. Stable.

    By czr01
    Works very well and had been stable for me.
  • 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 three 1TB SSD drives dedicated to retaining 30 days of content for all of the 8 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 256x. The videos 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 as is the App. You cannot go wrong. If I had it to do over again, I would.
  • Blue Iris can’t be beat and this app makes it even better

    By JohnMHoyt
    I install video surveillance systems as part of my business to business offerings. BI is the NVR of choice for us. Feature packed, reliable and actively supported. This app provides the perfect mobile interface enhancement. Try it, you’ll love it. Interesting fact: I’ve known the developer, Ken, since the CNet bbs days - a very long time. Was so happy to find Blue Iris and reconnect with Ken. - John / WarNPeace
  • 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