Wyze deploys web view for live camera feeds for paid subscribers
Want to take a look at live feeds from your Wyze cameras without launching the Wyze app? If so, good news: Wyze just unveiled a web view for live camera feeds and recorded events, though you’ll need to sign up for Wyze’s paid subscription service to use it.
Still in beta, Wyze Webview debuted on Tuesday and lets you monitor live feeds from your various Wyze cameras in a web browser.
The Live Stream tab shows you simultaneous feeds from your cameras in live tiles, with audio, or you can extend an individual feed to a full screen view.
If you want, you can organize your cameras into groups and view the grouped feeds in full screen mode on the web, but for now you will need to do the actual grouping in the Wyze app.
Wyze Webview also allows you to review recorded movements or sound events. Just click on the Events tab and you will see the entries for all the events on a given day.
In addition to the date, you can apply a trio of other filters to the events view. For example, you can select only certain cameras or filter motion events by type: package, person, pet, or vehicle. Finally, you can filter events based on whether they were triggered by motion or sound.
I tried out Wyze Webview myself on Wednesday morning, after successfully logging in using Google Chrome browser on a Windows 10 PC with two-factor authentication enabled. I only have one Wyze camera – the Cam v2 – so I couldn’t test clustering, but otherwise I was able to see the live stream from the camera in tiled and full screen mode, as well as review and filter events recorded up to two weeks ago.
Overall not bad, but Wyze Webview has its limits. For now, it is only available to subscribers of the Wyze Cam Plus service at $ 1.99 / month, which offers cloud storage of recorded video events of any length and without a recharge period for a single camera. , as well as the detection of people, packages, vehicles and animals. .
On his official Twitter account, Wyze said he could eventually offer Webview to free users. “We are monitoring how our Cam Plus users interact with the service to determine if a free tier will be possible in the future.” Wyze said in a tweet. “Our cloud provider charges based on the number of simultaneous streams, so we have to be a little careful. “
Additionally, Webview only supports three Wyze camera models at the moment, including the Wyze Cam v2 and v3 and the Wyze Cam Pan. This leaves out the Wyze Cam Outdoor, the Wyze Video Doorbell and the Video Doorbell Pro, although Wyze promises that more of his cams will eventually be taken care of.