Stay aware.

Just get a screen.

LineCast transforms your Android device into a CCTV camera securely accessible from any device connected to the web.

The app making home CCTV straightforward to everyone

A spare Android phone or tablet can serve as a high-quality home security camera.

Access from any device

Watch the live stream video on PC, tablet or smartphone. All vendors and operating systems supported.

High video quality for free

HD video (720p) resolution is available for free. Enjoy a crystal-clear 1280×720 picture for free.

No ads. At all

You will never see ads even if you use LineCast for free. There are just no ads. Nowhere. It is that simple.

Motion detection alerts

Get notifications when the camera detects motion.

Low-latency live stream

Real-time live video and audio: watch what is happening right now.

Bidirectional audio

Listen to the camera microphone and send audio back to its loudspeaker.

Focus on security, privacy and anonymity

Account-free fully anonymous service

There is no sign up procedure. We do not ask for your e-mail or your Google account access.

Strict privacy policy

We do not collect any unnecessary personal information. Take a look at our privacy policy.

Full data encryption

The captured media transport is secured by encryption.

Optional two-factor authentication

Using one-time passwords to get access to the camera. This is optional and free.

Full setup in less than a minute

  1. Open the app, choose a password and get a unique access link.
  2. Set up your smartphone or tablet in a place you want to keep an eye on.
  3. Follow the access link on a device of your choice, and enter the password.

Done. You now have access to live video, recordings and full remote control over your camera device.

A genuine free plan is available

We do not charge for features that do not imply costs. We just give them for free.



  • Low-latency live stream
  • Two-way audio
  • Standard video resolution (up to 720p)
  • Low/medium bitrate (up to 1 Mbps)
  • Limited video downloading speed (1 MB/s max)
  • 300 MB daily data limit
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Motion detection alerts
  • No ads


from $1.99/month

  • Low-latency live stream
  • Two-way audio
  • High video resolution
  • High and ultra-high bitrate (up to 10 Mbps)
  • No downloading speed limit
  • No data limit
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Motion detection alerts
  • No ads

TryUse it free

LineCast is fully usable for free for as long as you want.

You can purchase a subscription or a one-time pass at any time to enable unlimited daily bandwidth and high video quality. If you want, you can always switch back to the free plan.

Get it on Google Play

Frequently asked questions

What software do I need on my computer to connect to the camera?

You only need a modern web browser like Firefox or Chrome. The browser enables you to watch live and recorded videos, control the camera remotely, and use two-way audio.

Do I need to keep my phone display on / keep the app in the foreground / keep the phone unlocked during video capture?

No, none of this is necessary.

Do you have a motion detection feature?

Yes, LineCast has a motion detection feature. When motion is detected, you'll receive a push notification on your web browser. Simply connect to the camera and press the motion detection button under the live stream to enable it.

What personal information do you actually collect?

We only transmit video and audio from the camera device to viewers. We do not collect or store your email, phone number, name, IMEI, or any other personal information.

Do you send a lot of promotional push-notifications?

No, we do not send any promotional push-notifications. We don't employ typical app marketing techniques, such as serving ads in the free version or upselling through notifications.

Is there a free trial?

We offer a free plan with no time limit. You can use it indefinitely, but there are some limitations on video quality and network bandwidth. No ads included.

What are the free usage limits?

The primary limit is a daily data cap of 300 MB. Additionally, there are restrictions on video resolution, bitrate, and download speed. These measures are to maintain service quality while offering LineCast for free.

What are free video quality limits?

For free plan users, the maximum video quality is a vertical frame size of 720 pixels and a maximum bitrate of 1 Mbps. Purchased options remove these limits, and video quality depends on network bandwidth and the camera's capabilities.

What is the daily data limit?

For free plan users, the camera can send up to 300 MB of data per 24 hours. This is typically sufficient for about half an hour of video footage.

Can I use my iPhone?

Yes, you can connect to your camera from any device, including iPhone. However, please note that we currently only support Android phones as camera devices.

Can someone else connect to my camera?

Only if you share the access link and camera password with that person. If you enable two-factor authentication, only people with access to the phone generating security codes can connect to the camera.

Can someone spy on me using LineCast?

No, LineCast displays a notification in the system tray of your phone when it is being used as a camera. This is a security requirement from Android, providing you with a clear indication of the camera's activity.

I forgot my camera password. Can I get it somehow?

No, the password is only stored on the camera itself. We don't have access to it for security reasons. You can start a new capture session on the camera device with a new password

How can I leave feedback?

You can leave feedback by writing a review on Google Play or sending us an email. We value your feedback and use it to improve LineCast. When leaving a public review on Google Play, please provide constructive details to help us better understand your suggestions.

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