How to Use EpocCam on Mac with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype and Google Meet

Companies like Twitter and Shopify are letting their employees work from home forever. While working from home, you need to hold digital meetings and attend conferences. You can use a laptop’s default webcam (average quality), use dedicated webcams (2x/3x the original price or out of stock), or choose apps like EpocCam and iVCam to turn your phone into a webcam. on PC or Mac.

Speaking of MacBooks, Apple offers a crappy 720p webcam on MacBooks. Instead, you can always use the front or rear camera of your iPhone or Android phone as a webcam on Mac.

Both App Store and Google Play Store are full of such apps to turn your phone into webcam on Mac. Among these apps, EpocCam is perhaps one of the best offerings from Kinoni (its parent company). Available on all platforms including iOS, Android, Windows and Mac. EpocCam is easy to install and basic functions are free to use.

You can use EpocCam as the default webcam in video calling applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Google Meet. So, if you have a smartphone around, you can turn it into a webcam and impress the attendees with its superior camera quality.

In this post, we will guide you how to set up and use EpocCam as a webcam in these video calling apps.

Install EpocCam

Before using EpocCam with video calling apps on Mac, you need to download and install the service on mobile and Mac.

First, download the EpocCam app on Android, iOS or iPadOS device. Yes, it also works with iPad. You’ll need an iPhone running iOS 10.3 or later, or an Android device with at least Android 4.0 or later.

Now go to Mac and open App Store. Download the EpocCam viewer application here.

EpocCam viewer only allows you to view live video stream from phone to Mac. To use the service with video calling applications, you must download compatible drivers from the EpocCam website.

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Go to Kinoni.com, scroll down and download the necessary macOS drivers. Install macOS drivers on your Mac. EpocCam drivers will enable the application in software such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype and Google Meet.

Now open the EpocCam app on your phone. It will try to detect a similar app on Mac. Go to your MacBook and open the EpocCam viewer app on the Mac. Make sure both phone and Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can also use the Phone hotspot to connect both devices. Users can also choose a USB data cable for a successful connection.

Epoc Glass application

A successful connection here means the installation is complete. Now you can see the live video stream from the phone’s front camera to the EpocCam viewer app on Mac. The app is ready to use within video calling apps.

phone as webcam

Use EpocCam with Zoom

Zoom has recently passed a significant milestone in valuation and has become one of the most popular video calling apps. Follow the steps below to use EpocCam as default camera/microphone in Zoom.

Stage 1: Open the Zoom app on Mac.

Step 2: Tap the Settings icon at the top.

Stage 3: Go to the Video section and change the default camera from FaceTime HD to EpocCam.

Zoom video change

Step 4: Switch to audio and set the default microphone to EpocCam.

Zoom sound change

After that, when you join a meeting in Zoom, the software will use EpocCam and show the stream from the phone’s front camera in the meetings.

My EpocCam on Zoom experience has been mixed. While it works fine with live video streaming, I noticed some glitches during long calls. Most MacBooks already come with a quality microphone. So I used the default MacBook microphone from the audio section.

Use EpocCam with Skype on Mac

Skype is one of the oldest video calling solutions. 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 with epoccam

I use Skype on Mac and used EpocCam as webcam on Mac with secondary Pixel XL. So far, my experience has been flawless with the service.

Use EpocCam with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams was a surprise hit for the software giant. To use EpocCam with Microsoft Teams, open the Teams app on Mac and tap the profile icon at the top and go to Settings.

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Microsoft teams with epoccam

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.

Use EpocCam with Google Meet

Google recently made its Google Meet service free for everyone. Yes, you can also use EpocCam with Google Meet.

Google Meet settings

Go to Google Meet on the web. 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 video camera in Google Meet.

Google meets epoccam

I used EpocCam for a week on Mac with Google Meet. So far, I have mixed experience with the service. Sometimes it freezes the video stream when you join long meetings.

EpocCam is free to use, but the free version has a few limitations. The base version is limited to 640 x 480 video resolution output. The free app also comes with ads and watermarks. You can purchase the paid version for $8 to remove them; this increases the video output to Full HD, allowing you to use the phone as a microphone.

Use EpocCam Like a Professional

While it is recommended to use EpocCam with Zoom, Teams and Google Meet on Mac, you should use a phone tripod or stand for better stabilization. Continuous streaming will quickly drain the phone’s battery. Keep your phone connected to the power source. Share with us your experience of using EpocCam with these video calling apps in the comments section below.

Next: You can also use EpocCam on Windows with Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. Click on the next link to learn how to use it on a Windows PC.

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