There is a device so-called NetcamViewer Monitor, which claimed to be able to live feed any IP security camera to your TV or monitor easily. Users can just plug IP cameras into this device via Ethernet cable and connect to the TV HDMI port, you can switch the channel to watch TV or check out IP camera video feeds.
Cameras on Smart TVs are often found at the upper edges of the TV, on the bezels. A small circle for the lens usually denotes these cameras. If the unit has thin bezels, these cameras are hidden within this location, and usually are popped out when needed.
View & Stream IP Cameras on TV or Smart TV
Most security cameras are compatible with smart TVs, so if users wish to view their camera’s footage on the big screen, all that is needed is a stable Wi-Fi connection to connect both devices.
Solution 1: IP-Camera-to-HDMI Converter or Decoder
There is a device so-called NetcamViewer Monitor, which claimed to be able to live feed any IP security camera to your TV or monitor easily.
Users can just plug IP cameras into this device via Ethernet cable and connect to the TV HDMI port, you can switch the channel to watch TV or check out IP camera video feeds.
Or some users choose IP-camera-to-HDMI converter to convert videos streams, commonly seen as MPEG, MJPEG or H.264 into the format that can be broadcasted on TV, for example, Geovision decoder.
Solution 2: DLNA Method
Setting up Digital Living Network Alliance DLNA (what’s DLNA) server on a desktop computer PC and streaming IP videos on a DLNA-compliant TV is a way to go.
In order to have IP cameras stream accessible to be monitored on a standard modern television, IP video camera needs to be capable of data transfer over RSTP/RTP and the PC is acting as a bridge connecting IP cameras and DLHA-enabled TV.
Here is a detailed guide on how to stream an IP camera to a TV shared by IP camera users.
Solution 3: Google Chromecast or Apple TV
When you don’t want to run cables directly to your TV, Google Chromecast or Apple TV is a great alternative as long as the viewing apps support casting.
For example, some users suggest using Google Chromecast to mirror what you are watching on our Android phone to your home TV, or using Apple TV to mirror video feeds from surveillance camera mobile apps to display IP camera videos on a TV.
One user found a way to cast IP camera stream to TV with Chromecast via FFMPEG, converting RTSP stream into an HLS (HTTP Live Streaming).
It works by starting up the IP camera monitoring apps, enabling mirroring or screencast and displaying the video feeds. The setup might require a few steps along the road.
Solution 4: Streaming Apps on Smart TV
Of course, there are other feasible solutions, for example, you can download IP camera viewing apps on your Android TV, Smart TVs such as Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV.
For example, one Reolink user downloads Reolink Android APK file on LeTV and successfully views Reolink IP cameras on TV.
Users can download IP Cam Viewer or tinyCam Monitor to the TV together with Mini Android PC like UG802 Mini PC, which support TV (Android TV, Amazon Fire TV) viewing, however, the apps could be slow to load or respond or a bit frustrating to navigate.