Amcrest View is used in conjunction with Amcrest IP Cameras as well as HDCVI DVR & NVR systems. Configure your cameras together with the Amcrest View app to see your cameras from anywhere in the world!
Update to Support Apple Push Notification Server Upgrade:
Due to an Apple server update, all users may want to Disable and then Re-enable Push Notifications on their devices at least once in order to avoid temporarily losing Push Notifciation services.
Ratings and Reviews
Cameras work fine, app does not
If all you need is a camera to record a motion event day or night, the cameras work good. However, if you want an app in order to access and change settings, view events, add a new camera, etc., THIS APP SERIOUSLY STRUGGLES! The ease of use lacks tremendously. You have to constantly bounce back and forth between the menus and options in order to figure out how to make something work correctly. I find myself having to keep adding my cameras into the Live View mode because some other option/function has removed them. Most recently, one of my cameras (camera A) pushes a notification of an event. When I click on that event on my smartphone’s home screen, the app tries to load another one of my camera’s (camera B) recordings. I am then prompted that there is no recording on camera B. I contacted customer support and they had me double-check different settings for camera A. All which turned out to be set correctly. Amcrest prides themselves on having US based customer support, but giving an Indian the name “Dexter”, “Mikey”, “Joanie”, “Trish”, etc. when there clearly is a couple of oceans between America and where their accent places them, does not fool me.
Step up your game Amcrest. There are other products out there that work seamlessly and have a better UI than your app.
Great baby monitor
I just bought the 720 camera and connected it. I followed the prompted guide on how the app works and it seems pretty straight forward. No issues thus far. I only have one camera, but if you tap the top right button to select your camera or add camera, it doesn’t seem to be difficult if you have multiple cameras and there is a feature to monitor multiple feeds at once. I’ll prob get one more camera in the future. I will be using this mainly as a baby monitor. It was a great deal on Groupon during Black Friday and I couldn’t pass it up. Does what I need it to do, see my baby via my phone ( instead of a stand alone monitor I’ll have to carry around.) I don’t plan on using the camera while away from home so the issues about logging onto the app while connected through a different internet source (cell or other WiFi) doesn’t apply to me.
I also had difficulty setting up the device via WiFi so I used the Ethernet cable and it was quick. I could unplug the camera and move it with no problems reconnecting. I noticed a few people mentioning network re-setups was difficult, I would just factory reset the camera to default and reconnect. Seems faster- per the manual online- (reset button/light is next to the Ethernet plug, press and hold for 10 seconds- for the WPS, push once and release reset).
App works well with camera access/viewing although limited NVR settings
Two years using this app and now, on my latest iOS version I’m still able to access my Amcrest cameras without any issues locally and remotely. All free and no cloud charges. I recently have to reset my iPhone to default when I sent it out for repair, afterwards the app reinstall and setup was as smooth as when I started using this app two years ago.
My only complaint and the reason for the star deduction is the lack of macOS web support for their 2018 NVR. I had to do my NVR playback and settings directly from the NVR, remote setup in macOS Safari not supported. Tested this on macOS versions from Sierra through Catalina. As I mentioned earlier, livestream works in iOS but no access to NVR playback. I can see the NVR and do some settings but playback is no show in iOS. Overall this should be 3.5 stars, so I’m being generous with the 4 stars.
My other fib is Amcrest newer models that is not compatible with their own NVR, I needed an outdoor camera and had no choice but to purchase a different brand (Rio solar powered) which is also not compatible with Amcrest NVR.
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- Amcrest Technologies LLC
- 94.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2017 Amcrest Industries LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.