Getting Started with the OBS Studio iOS Camera Plugin

Let's get you up and running so you can start your stream! All going well, this will take less than 5 minutes.

1. Download the iOS Camera Plugin for OBS Studio

Make sure OBS Studio is closed when you install that plugin.

Windows Users

Please also make sure you've installed, and ran iTunes at least once. iTunes installs a driver that allows your Windows computer to communicate with iOS devices over USB.

It's a good idea to make sure that iTunes recognises the iOS device when it's plugged in. After verifying this, you're good to continue.

2. Download and install the iOS App

App Store Button Image

3. Connect to your Device

For best results, before starting make sure that your iOS device is disconnected and the Camera app closed. There is a video of me running through these steps at the bottom if that's more your style - though I still recommend reading the steps below too.

  1. Open OBS Studio on your computer.

  2. Add a new "iOS Camera" source to your scene.


  3. Open the Camera for OBS Studio App on your iPhone.

  4. Confirm that in the apps' output settings, the USB output is selected.

  5. Connect your iOS device to your computer using the lightning cable it came with.

    At this point it should automatically connect, and you should see your video. If it's not working, you will need to force quit the iOS app, re-open the App and then select your device in the list.


  6. Use your iOS device as a webcam and stream your heart out! 😃

Plugging in your iOS device with the app running automatically connects to OBS Studio when using a single device.

If you're more the visual type, I recorded a short video where I ummm and arrrr, and eventually connect my device! 😅 Before recording I did install the plugin for OBS Studio (links are above).