How to Use Android Phone as a Webcam in OBS [via WiFi, USB]

Aditya Pratap Singh
4 min readJul 24, 2021


Hey Guys, I hope you are doing absolutely fine, and welcome back to another post. so in this post. I am going to show you “ How to Use Android Phone as a Webcam in OBS [via WiFi, USB]

if you are on a budget and you want to start streaming on twitch, youtube, or other video platforms. you should consider using your smartphone as your webcam when streaming. The good thing about using your phone as your webcam is that

You don’t need to spend money on a webcam and even mid-range phones will have a better camera than most webcams.

So, if you want to use your android phone’s built-in camera for streaming with OBS studio or streamlabs obs. This short tutorial will guide you on how to do that.

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How to Use Android Phone as a Webcam in OBS [via WiFi, USB]

Here are two methods to use Android Phone as a WebCam in OBS. So, this method

Method1: Phone As A Webcam in OBS(Via Wifi)

STEP1: First of all install the ipwebcam android app from google play store.

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Once installed open the application, you are good to go with the default settings in this app. but you can also configure it to suit your own preferences.

for example in the video preferences tabs. You can change the video resolution, and video quality.

STEP2: You want to use the android microphone instead of the microphone on your computer keep the audio mode enabled.

STEP3: Now tap on start server.

STEP4: Next on your computer open obs studio click on the plus icon to add a new source and select browser.

STEP5: Enter the same URL that is showing on your phone at the end of this url type /video then click ok.

You should now see the camera feed from your android device to the obs application. you can resize and position the window to fit nicely on your stream.

if you don’t have a good wi-fi connection you can also use a usb cable to configure your phone as a webcam in OBS for this method we’ll use the droidcam application.

Method2: Phone As a WebCam in OBS (Via USB)

so let’s see how to configure your android as a webcam via USB.

STEP1: First of all install the droidcam android app from google play store.

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STEP2: Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.

STEP3: Then turn off your wi-fi after that open your phone settings, and enable usb debugging.

STEP4: Next on your computer download and install the droidcam client start the droidcam client

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STEP5: Choose the USB option, select your phone from this drop-down. if it is not listed click the refresh button.

STEP6: Click start and droid cam will load the video feed from your phone camera you are now ready to use it as a webcam in OBS.

STEP7: So open obs studio, add a new source select video capture device.

STEP8: Select droid cam source as your video capture device then click ok.

You should immediately see what your phone is capturing in this preview window.

LAST WORD: So, Guys you are now set to use your phone as a webcam in obs so good luck and happy streaming. Now here is the end of the article this is the overall information for you. Don’t forget to share this post. Share it on Facebook or any social site. Thank you so much.

Originally published at on July 24, 2021.