Stream Tapo Camera on PC through Andriod Emulator : LDPlay4 vs Bluestack
- TP-LINK Tapo C200
- APPs : LDPlayer4 / Bluestacks
As some of you recommended, I wanted to stream the camera on my desktop and was directed to an Android emulator. I tried LDPlayer4 and Bluestacks, both are free and can mirror the Tapo app So far, I am delighted with the performance as I can access the live feed and control the camera without my phone! I will post some screenshots here, so you can get an idea of both apps.
Download Tapo APP in LD4Player, Tapo app will show up in the homepage.
Login tp-link account.
Expand Live view page to get a large live feed window.
Pan/ Tilt , video recording, screenshot menu still work just like operating them on Tapo APP.
LDPlayer4 also allows taking a screenshot / recording video by the toolbar on the side.
Bluestack creates a shortcut for Tapo app on desktop, making it look real 'app' and easy to open.
I did not find Videoing feature on Bluestack, but it also provides some features on the side toolbar, including taking a screenshot, volume up/ down
Speed: two apps run on similar speed and behave as expected on my newer Win10 desktop.
I tried them on my old Win7 laptop first, LDPlayer4 crashed, and Bluestack downloading was crawling. Both apps are around 300-400M for download.
Interface: LDPlayer4 wins as fewer ads make it look cleaner
Bluestack creates an extra icon on desktop and make Tapo app more easy to access.
In general both apps are pretty simple if you are able to make it running on the computer , just get started with one of them, if you also wish to stream camera on the computer!