The best app to turn your iPhone into a live-streaming camera

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In this crazy year we have all been taking our churches online. Back in March 2020 it was nigh on impossible to buy a webcam – they were sold out! I bought one that still hadn’t arrived 8 weeks later, got a refund and then it arrived and it was so poor quality it went in the bin anyway.

I tried a couple of the free apps to turn my iPhone into webcam. Most of them were truly awful. By relying on wifi there was a lot of latency – delay. But worse the audio was out of sync with the video which is really distracting.

So I finally bit the bullet and bought Camera for OBS – which cost me GBP £15.99. I’m so glad I did. It is perfect! It needed a plugin download for OBS which was a breeze to install. The documentation to do that in the link above was a breeze to follow and it worked first time.

I’ve tested it on my Mac and it worked well. We livestream using our brand new Huawei Matebook 14 – which has been a game changer as it is powerful enough to do the job well. It took a little more setting up as on a Windows PC you need to install iTunes as well as the OBS camera plugin software. We live-streamed with it today and I’m very happy with the quality difference

This is a 5star app!

You can purchase it from the iOS App store.

Let me know how you get on!



Andy Moyle is an experienced church planter based in the United Kingdom. He helps to serve and shape church planting in the mainland of Europe for the Relational Mission family of churches - why not support European mission. The Church Admin plugin has been a labour of love for nearly 20 years serving the worldwide church and is used by churches of 50 and churches of thousands!