People around the world are adapting to the new work of home installation style. The app has allowed an increase in video calls and webinars. Most companies use Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc. to create digital meetings. transitioned to video conferencing applications such as What about those who don’t have a quality webcam on their computer? Fortunately, there are webcam apps that let you use your iPhone or Android phone as a webcam on Windows and macOS.
Among such webcam apps, EpocCam is one of the best for turning your iPhone or Android into a webcam on Windows and macOS (yes, we tried a few). It’s available on all four platforms (Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS) and provides seamless installation between operating systems.
EpocCam is not limited to providing live streaming feed from phone to Windows PC. You can also use the software with video calling apps like Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
In this post, we will guide you through the complete setup to use EpocCam with your Windows PC. So, next time you open the app to make or receive video call, it will use EpocCam and stream stream from phone camera. Lets start.
Before using EpocCam with video calling apps on Windows, you need to download and install the service on mobile and PC.
First, download the EpocCam app on Android, iOS or iPadOS device. Yes, it also works with iPad.
Now go to Windows PC and go to the official EpocCam website kinoni.com and scroll down. On the site, you will find the Download Windows Driver option. Click on it and download the zip file to the device. Go to download location on device and extract the file. The drivers are essential for the EpocCam viewer application and the software is compatible with Skype, Zoom, Google Teams etc. allows it to be integrated with Therefore, you must install these drivers with administrative privileges.
EpocCam drivers are compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 10. As for mobile apps, you’ll need an iPhone running iOS 10.3 or later, or an Android device with at least Android 4.0 or later.
Now, open EpocCam app on phone and computer at the same time. Make sure both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network or use the USB data cable to start the live stream from the phone camera to the PC. A successful connection here means the setup is complete and ready to use with video calling apps.
Use EpocCam with Zoom
Zoom is one of the best video conferencing apps on the market. First, you need to download the Zoom app for Windows. Now open the Zoom app and tap on the settings icon at the top. Go to Video > Camera and select EpocCam Camera from the menu.
EpocCam also allows you to use iPhone or Android phone as default microphone in video calling apps on Windows PC. To set it as the default microphone in Zoom, go to Zoom Settings > Sound > Microphone and select Kinoni Audio Service.
My EpocCam on Zoom experience has been mixed. While it was fine with live video streaming, I noticed some glitches during long calls.
Use EpocCam with Skype
Skype is one of the oldest video calling solutions. You can download the application from the Microsoft Store.
Open Skype and tap the three-dot menu at the top. Select Settings > Audio & Video > Camera and select EpocCam Camera from the menu.
To use EpocCam as a microphone in Skype, go to Settings > Audio & Video > Microphone and select Kinoni Sound Source from the menu.
Skype has been my first choice for video calling apps. EpocCam works flawlessly with it, but keep in mind that if you keep the phone or tablet connected and use it for a really long time, the phone or tablet will get a little hot.
Use EpocCam with Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is on a roll these days. The software is proving popular with corporate users and has recently passed 75 million daily active users on the platform.
To use EpocCam for video calling in Microsoft Teams, download and open the Microsoft Teams app. Tap the profile icon at the top and go to Settings. Go to Devices menu and select Kinoni Audio services from microphone menu.
From the same menu, select EpocCam as the default camcorder in Microsoft Teams. So far I’ve had no issues using EpocCam with Teams.
Use EpocCam with Google Meet
Google Meet is proving a successful enterprise-only virtual meeting product for the search giant. Google witnesses 100 Million Google Meet attendees monthly. Google recently announced new additions to Google Meet, making the service free for everyone.
You can also use EpocCam with Google Meet. Open any web browser and go to Google Meet. From the home screen, tap the settings icon at the top.
From the Sound menu, choose Kinoni Sound Source as the default Microphone. In the Video menu, select EpocCam Camera as the default camcorder in Google Meet.
EpocCam is free to use, but has a few limitations. The free version is limited to 640 x 480 video resolution output. It also comes with ads and watermarks. To remove them, you can buy the paid version for $8, which ups the video output to Full HD, allowing you to use the phone as a microphone.
A few notes before finishing the article. Since you’re using your phone as a webcam in Windows, use a phone stand or tripod for better stabilization. Continuous streaming can drain phone battery so consider using power adapter or power bank with it. However, continuous use can also heat the phone. So make sure you give him a break, too.
Use EpocCam Like a Professional
Good and affordable webcams are hard to find these days. Most are already out of stock or undeliverable. This is where solutions like EpocCam come into play. Download the required drivers and use the app with Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet.
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