Most laptop today comes with a built-in webcam but some have no cam at all. Even if you have one, the quality of the built-in camera is not so good.

So you’ve ended buying a $40 HD camera on Amazon.

But what if I tell you that you can take advantage of your Android phone’s camera and use it as webcam for PC?

You can save a few bucks for that.

A quick research on Google Play Store throws a lot of apps that you can use and connect you Android phone as a webcam.

We have tested a lot of them and our winner is the DroidCam Wireless Webcam App. With this app, you can turn your device into a working webcam for PC for free.

Using this app is free and contains ads but you can opt to remove the ads and use HD streaming for just $4-5 subscription, one time payment.

It has a simple interface and it’s easy to set-up. Just follow my guide below on how to turn and use your Android Phone as webcam for PC.

 

How to use your Android Phone as webcam for PC’

  1.  First of all download and install DroidCam Wireless Webcam app from Play Store. DroidCam Play Store
  2.  After installing, you will get the WiFi IP and the DroidCam Port to be use for the DroidCam client for your PC. Take note of that for now. DroidCam IP
  3. Now you view the camera by typing the Browser IP Cam Access on your favorite browser.
  4. If you want to use this as your webcam for Skype Video Call, follow below.
  5. Install DroidCam Client for WindowsDownload DroidCam Client for Windows
  6. Input the WiFi IP that we have noted on step 2. Then click “Start“. Start DroidCam Windows Client
  7. On your Skype app, go to Settings. The one with the 3 horizontal dots Skype Settings
  8. Click Audio and Video, then select your webcam source. Choose DroidCam Source then your done. Select DroidCam as your source webcam in Skype

 

NOTE: This will not work on Skype built-in app for Windows 10. It will not let you choose DroidCam as your webcam source. You need to install the other Skype App for this.

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