Ditch the old webcam, and hold off buying a new one.

The DroidCam OBS app + plugin let you connect your phone and get high quality audio & video just like a regular camera source. And you can connect as many devices as you want, over WiFi or USB!

Get the app

Download the OBS Plugin

Q&A... Please read

How to Use ↗︎

The plugin does not activate / Video does not start?

Make sure the computer and the phone are on the same network. Both wired (Ethernet) and wireless (WiFi) connections are fine.
Try restarting your WiFi router: unplug from power, wait a few seconds, plug back in and let it start up.

If your computer has multiple network interfaces, make sure OBS Studio is using the correct one ("Bind IP" option under Advanced section in OBS Settings).

If your computer has VPN software installed, try connecting DroidCam before enabling the VPN, or connect the app over USB to bypass the VPN.

If you have extra Firewalls enabled on your computer / your phone / your router – these might block the connection. Firewalls are usually present on corporate or school networks, and connecting via USB is the recommended workaround.

Read Error: timeout / Anti-Virus software error

Some Antivirus software block the connection from OBS to the phone. Try to add OBS as an 'Allowed App' in the A/V software.
With Avast look in the Web Shields option.
With AVG disable their "Web Protection" option.

How to report a bug

If you are having trouble on the phone, use the (⋮) menu in the app, open Info page and again under (⋮) use [Send Logs] to send in a bug report.

If you see OBS on the computer crash or misbehave, please email the OBS log to dev47apps at gmail.com.
Use the Help menu in OBS to access the logs, they are in your home folder,
MacOS: /Users/USERNAME/Library/ApplicationSupport/obs-studio/logs
Linux: /home/USERNAME/.config/obs-studio/logs


Exit OBS Studio to avoid glitches.

Windows PCs
Use Programs and Features in Control Panel to remove the DroidCam OBS plugin.

Linux PCs
Remove 'droidcam-obs' from '~/.config/obs-studio/plugins/'.

Open the Terminal app and enter
sudo rm -ir "/Library/Application Support/obs-studio/plugins/droidcam-obs"
follow the prompts (enter "y" to confirm), then do sudo pkgutil --forget com.dev47apps.obsdroidcam.

My Pro upgrade got reset

You can use the "Get Pro" button to re-unlock the app, you do not have to pay again.
Make sure the phone has internet access. If you have multiple accounts on the phone, the purchasing account must be primary in the Play Store (else the license check will fail).

Can I get the Pro upgrade if I dont have the Play Store or GMS?

Yes, you can purchase DroidCam OBS for use on Android phones without the Play Store and GMS.
More information.

What are the Video 'Target Quality' option presets?

Target QualityAVC 640x480AVC 960x720AVC 1280x720AVC 1920x1080I-FramesJPG
1 Mbps
1.5 Mbps
2 Mbps
2 Mbps
3 Mbps
4 Mbps
3 Mbps
4 Mbps
5 Mbps
4 Mbps
5 Mbps
8 Mbps

Can I get 4K?

4K will be added with future updates. Please note that recording 4K videos locally on your phone is very different from streaming 4K over the network (even if using USB) and requires high-end hardware.

DroidCam OBS vs regular DroidCam apps?

On Android, the DroidCam OBS app & plugin are separate from the regular DroidCam app & client (these are much older). The regular apps emulate generic webcams, and DroidCam OBS is a refresh that aims to be a more advanced camera.
DroidCam for iOS works with both the plugin and the regular PC client.