Now you can live view your Mi Security Cameras directly on your Windows without the need of using an Android emulator (such as Bluetacks or Phoenix OS). The Official PC app which was earlier only available for the Chinese market is now translated into English and now have an option to choose the Mi Server for your cameras, However, this is still done with a simple code modification in the config file but it is by far the best option available to live view these cameras onto your PC. Earlier I also had written an article on this using the Chinese version but the only drawback with that was at that time that software only supported Chinese region cameras, this is fixed now and with a little modification you can select your own choice of server from the software. Continue reading below to know how to install it and what functions it incorporates.
How to Live View & Manage Xiaomi Security Cameras on PC?
As we have advanced, this application is only compatible with Windows (XP / 7 / 8 and 10) and although all the texts and menus are in Chinese, its interface is simple and intuitive.
Download for your PC
Head over to the below link to download the Mi Security Camera App for PC.
Download Link Updated: 05/08/2021
Install it on your computer
Double click to open the exe file to start the installer and follow on-screen instructions to install the software on your PC, the interface of the exe installer will be in Chinese so you can refer to the above GIF to understand which button to click.
Change Server Region
Now when you open the installed app it will only able to stream cameras in China Mainland region now to adjust the app according to your region just follow the below steps:
Head over to the installation folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\imilab\Ð¡°×ÖÇ¼Ò) and open the file config.dll in any of your editor (Notepad). You will see two lines in the config.dll file first one is for language and another is machineCode which represents your server region. By default the machineCode is set to cn which is for China Mainland, you just need to replace the cn with the below-mentioned codes as per your region and save the file.
cn – China Mainland
sg – Middle East and Asia
i2 – India
de – Europe and UK
us – North and South America
Login with your Xiaomi Account
Launch the software from your start menu after you have saved your chosen region in the config.dll file.
Login with either your mobile number with OTP or use email id and password to access your cameras. Make sure that you have added the cameras in your Mi Home Mobile App.
Once you logged in you can switch views to view multiple cameras, control audio, pause feed and more.
The Software currently supports only the Windows Operating system, It is not compatible with macOS, and other Linux OS.
PTZ Functions are not currently supported. Above all, it will allow you to Live View your Mi 1080p Basic and Mi 1080p 360 Security Cameras.
Logout functionality is buggy as of now, app will crash as you hover your mouse over the username, To do re-login you can run the IMIClientLogin.exe file from the installation directory.
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- Ability to adjust the camera, such as video quality, sleep, status lights, etc.
- Support for detection configuration, including record management.
- Built-in functions for camera playback, pause, forward and rewind recorded videos, turn sound on and off, etc.
- Possibility of operating several cameras at the same time, dividing the screen into 1, 4 or 9 windows.
- Possibility to move the orientation of compatible cameras.