Can I use an external camera on Android and iOS devices for video sessions?

Question

Am I able to use a USB or bluetooth camera for video sessions on Android or iOS devices?

Applies To

  • External Cameras
  • iOS Devices
  • Android Devices
  • Video Sessions

Answer

This use case has not yet been directly tested. Both the Android and iOS SDKs include a video capturer that simply uses the cameras listed on the camera manager of the device.

In some cases, the camera may not be listed on our video capturer. In that scenario, we would recommend that you develop your own custom video capturer. This may also prove helpful if the camera is connected via bluetooth, as bluetooth technologies have more complexities inherently.

Additional Information

For more information, see the following developer guides:

Android

iOS

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