YI IoT

YI IoT

By Kami Vision Incorporated

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2018-05-13
  • Current Version: 3.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 371.73 MB
  • Developer: Kami Vision Incorporated
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 3.93505
3.93505
From 2,802 Ratings

Description

-YI IoT connects you with your family through real-time video and audio anytime and anywhere just a fingertip away -With a simple tap on your mobile phone, you can initiate a 2-way conversation with your family remotely. Its specially designed microphone and speaker ensures loud and clean voice quality -By simply panning your mobile phone left and right, a complete panoramic view will be displayed to provide a better viewing experience. The gyroscope support, integrated in the YI IoT App, is able to follow the mobile phone orientation, making it easier to see every corner being monitored. Auto-renewing subscriptions info: -Subscription name:15d. Loop(30d.), 5 Cam -Length of subscription: 30 days -Price of subscription: $19.99 per month -Subscription name:7d. Loop(12m.), 1 Cam, CVR -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $99.99 per month -Subscription name:15d. Loop(12m.), 5 Cam -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $129.99 per month -Subscription name:7d. Loop(365d), 3 CVR -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $249.99 per year -Subscription name:30days Loop(365d), 5 Cameras -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $149.99 per year -Subscription name:Response Service(30d) -Length of subscription: 30 days -Price of subscription: $12.99 per year -Subscription name:Response Service(365d) -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $69.99 per year -Subscription name:1,7,365,CVR,BlackFriday -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $79.99 per year -Subscription name:5,15,365,BlackFriday -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $129.99 per year -Subscription name:5,30,365,BlackFriday -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $179.99 per year 

-Subscription name:5,30,365,CVR -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $199.99 per year -Subscription name:1-7-CVR-1Month-CN-IOT-AUTO -Length of subscription: 30 days -Price of subscription: $4.99 per month -Subscription name:1-30-CVR-1Month-CN-IOT-AUTO -Length of subscription: 30 days -Price of subscription: $9.49 per month -Subscription name:07d. Loop(365d.),2 Cam -Length of subscription: 365 days -Price of subscription: $20.49 per year -Subscription name:07d. Loop(30d.),2 Cam -Length of subscription: 30 days -Price of subscription: $2.49 per month 
-Payment: The user confirms the purchase and pays it with their iTunes account. -Cancel renewal:If you need to cancel the renewal, please manually turn off the automatic renewal function in Itunes / Apple ID settings management 24 hours before the current subscription expire -Renew:Apple ITunes account will be debited within 24 hours before expiration, and the subscription cycle will be postponed for one month after the deduction is successful
-Precautions:After renewing the subscription automatically, the service is free for the first month, and the trial period ends from the day of purchase to the day of next month, and the charge is automatically deducted -Terms of use:https://api.yitechnology.com/home/terms_of_use?location=USA&lang=zh-CN?location=USA&lang=zh-CN -Privacy policy:https://api.yitechnology.com/home/privacy_agreement?location=USA&lang=zh-CN?location=USA&lang=zh-CN -YI Cloud Service Agreement:https://api.yitechnology.com/homecamera/cloud_agreement_ios.html -Autmatic Renewal Service Agreement:https://www.yitechnology.com/newapi/#/YihomeAutoRenewalAgreement 


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Reviews

  • No good

    2
    By Lazaronesa
    I try to conect thecamera , connection fail all the time I returned
  • Do Not Recommend

    1
    By AJHil5
    Bought the camera over a year ago. The app was fine until recently. Now they want to charge a subscription fee for the replays. And suddenly the app glitches and freezes when it’s open.
  • Cam works great…. App is TERRIBLE…

    2
    By nwnupe
    Cam is easy to set up. An picture quality is great. The app is horrible. Half of the controls (pan, tilt, image flip, and other settings) are missing, at least for the app for iPhones (I have an iPhone 12 Pro Max)
  • good

    5
    By Nawrs hard
    good
  • Don’t scan the app, don’t use the Free cloud trial.

    3
    By Eatthebankers
    My camera wouldn’t take the sd card. It wouldn’t go in, so I mistakenly used the cloud free trial, then decided on the one camera cloud option instead, then 10 days later my account was hit for $140 for 5 cameras and another $60 for the 1 camera. I’m still trying to get a refund. The camera squeaks really loud every time it moves. Why I never activated the second camera I bought.
  • Bait and switch

    1
    By shutupyeahyoukid
    When using an SD card you could access recordings. With an app update you are now required to pay a monthly fee to access the recordings on your SD card through the app.
  • Great App

    4
    By alexanderlindo
    I am appealing to all sellers of these WiFi cameras to be sure to include the app required to control the camera in their listing, whether it be Yi IoT, Tuya, iCSee etc. Before purchasing my camera, I made sure that the required app, in this case “Yi IoT” was specified in the listing. I tested the other apps and decided that Yi IoT was the best and most up-to-date one. Setup was relatively easy, the app and camera performs quite well. It films in 1080p HD using the H.264 codec. It supports pan / tilt / zoom with a horizontal rotation angle of 355°; and a vertical rotation angle of 90° which is very useful for scanning large areas. The camera can be setup to automatically track and physically follow movement. This feature works quite well and enables the home and business owners to cover more ground with less cameras. The camera features black and white night vision with up to 10 M / 32.8 FT field-of-view though its use of infra-red and color night vision via its LEDs. Video quality is right up there with many expensive name brand cameras of similar specs. Daytime vision is flawless with motion blur only present when the camera is panning. Live video can be viewed in 1080p or 720p HD. The video at night-time is very clear and most objects can be seen clearly. The Yi IoT app allows you to watch recorded events from the camera’s micro SD card, record, encode and export them to your gallery as either a 1080p HD or 720p HD H.264 file. The app is supported on iOS and Android. There is a version of the app available for Windows but I assume that it has been abandoned as it has not been updated since 2018. I tested the Windows app on my Mac using WineTricks, however the app barely has any features and is not worth the hassle. If you have an M1-based Mac you’ll be able to run the fully functional iPhone app natively on your Mac. If you are using and Intel-based Mac can use Bluestacks to run the Android app, however by using this method I was not able to export videos to 1080p HD as the app would keep crashing. Exporting to 720p HD is the only option when using Bluestacks. It would have been great if the Yi IoT app was available natively for macOS. Most of these WiFi camera apps only support iOS and Android natively and that is a trend that needs to change. Another request would be for HomeKit support to be added in the future. The camera supports connections via WiFi and an internet-free direct connection accessible via the AP hotspot option which is only accessible if the camera has not been activated for WiFi use. This feature can be useful for those who prefer to keep their camera off the internet. Just note that when using this mode, you will not receive motion event notifications and you will have to keep your phone tethered to the camera’s hotspot in order to use it and view contents of the SD card. I can see this feature being useful if for instance if you’d like to connect the camera to an iPad to monitor the cameras feed locally. When connected via WiFi the camera is more easily accessible, locally and remotely. When your smartphone and camera are connected to the same WiFi router, the camera will stream its data directly to your phone, and thus will not use up your internet data. When you are away from home the camera will stream its contents over the internet to your iPhone. I do find the cloud plans to be a little bit on the expensive side. For instance the current entry-level cloud plan which supports only 1 camera with 15 days history is $5 per month or $40 per year, compare this with Wyze which charges $2 per month or Apple who charges $1 per month for iCloud storage for cameras that support HomeKit. If you are looking to utilize cloud services with more than 1 camera you will have to fork over $12 per month or $100 yearly for the standard plan which supports up to 5 cameras and 15 days of recoding history. On a side note, I am imploring Yi / Kami to update their listing of the Yi IoT app on Apple’s App Store to indicate only the most recent available cloud subscription plans as the current listing in the description my confuse potential customers. Without a cloud plan the Yi IoT app allows you to view footage recorded on the camera’s micro SD card through the “Device” tab and “Activity” tab. The free plan gives you notification alerts, however you are unable to view previews of the detected motion uploaded to the cloud under the dedicated “Alerts” tab. These previews are covered with a banner demanding that you to pay for a cloud plan in order to utilize that feature. Thankfully this tab features a history list below the preview window showing you the time that the motion was detected, and while not as convenient, you are then able scroll to the corresponding event in timeline under the “Activity” tab. All recorded events are indicated by an orange line on the timeline. This timeline is accessible from both the “Activity” tab and under the “Device” tab by tapping the live feed. Recent events do not reflect on the timeline in the Device tab unless you first go to the Activity tab. If you have more than one camera you will need a premium cloud plan in order to view them live simultaneously. When no cloud plan is active there is a banner present on every page recommending that you purchase a cloud plan. When the SD card becomes 80% full, you begin to receive a banner stating so and that you should purchase a cloud plan. Despite this message the camera natively supports loop recording and will automatically overwrite old footage once the SD card becomes full, and so it is not a cause for concern. Aside from the intrusive advertisements when a cloud plan is not enabled, the Yi IoT app is intuitive, polished and up-to-date. The PTZ control under the Device tab brings a welcomed resemblance of Apple’s iPod. Cloud playback and SD Card playback work decently. The app is responsive and well maintained (I received an update while typing this review). Great App.
  • Blocks review of alerts

    2
    By Gail 5667
    I bought this camera a year ago and it’s been working fine until a couple months ago when it started blocking my review of alerts and wanted me to buy expensive Cloud storage. I bought a 67 GB storage card with the camera and that’s enough for me. I don’t need the cloud to store my alerts but they won’t let me view my alerts without the cloud. I don’t know why they’re doing it, it is very expensive to use the cloud.
  • Paywall

    1
    By Drew50000000001
    I have used this for years and gotten 6 seconds of playback on all of the alerts and now they suddenly force you to pay a subscription for the videos. I already paid for the camera so why do i need to pay for the videos I'm recording with it?
  • App

    4
    By White County
    The app keeps freezing up my phone and won’t open to allow adjust

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