Constant streaming - KC120

Constant streaming - KC120
Constant streaming - KC120
2019-01-18 07:19:58 - last edited 2021-09-17 08:28:27

Hi all,

 

I’m after some help/advice if possible please?

 

I’ve been really impressed with my KC120 and I’m using it as a baby monitor through the night. 

 

Unfortunately a message keeps popping up asking if I’d like to keep streaming in which you have to select “Yes” otherwise Kasa comes completely out of the camera view. I think this must be every 10-20 minutes roughly. 

 

Ideally I’d like to keep the streaming constant (on an iPad) through the night so I can have a look what baby is up to whenever I wake up or if I hear him making a noise. Any suggestions?

 

I don’t have any activity zones setup and have it set to don’t record any video or audio as I’m purely interested in live streaming. 

 

I’ve also received the spinning wheel/network connection error a couple of times (first night using it last night) - is this a common thing? The firmware version is 2.2.14 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

 

Thanks in advance

Graham

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Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2019-01-18 19:27:06

@GrahamA After about 10 minutes the camera will prompt you to confirm if you still want to stream the video, this is by design. There currently is not a way to maintain a 24/7 stream, as the only avenues are currently manual record, motion record, and recording hearing sound.

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Re:Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2019-01-19 10:04:01 - last edited 2021-09-17 08:28:27

Not really fit for purpose as a baby monitor as advertised then is it?

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Re:Re:Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2019-01-22 17:55:13

@GrahamA 

 

 

While the current limitations with constant streaming on the KasaCam do not make it ideal for a "always streaming" baby monitor, its abilty to setup up activity zones and detect motion and sound can help parents have peice of mind that they will be alerted when the baby make a sound or shifts postions. 

 

 

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Re:Re:Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2021-02-02 15:37:12

@Carl @GrahamA 

 

Agree with Graham here, it's not really fit for purpose with this questionable feature - the correct answer should be: I'll talk to the developers to add an option to prevent the "continue streaming?" message from appearing for an uninterrupted stream. It's not really a huge feature and would make a huge difference to the capability of this camera - why does it even display at all? It's a camera not Netflix.. Let the users deal with screen burn or battery usage if they opt to have the stream display constantly, that's their problem. Cheers!

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Re:Re:Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2021-02-02 21:45:36

@Jason-M 

 

Hi Jason,  We have fed the feedback to the developers in the past.  The simple fact of the matter here though is that this is not in the deisgn paramerters of the cameras.  We have encouraged them to add it but the main purpose of the Kasa cameras is to detect and record motion and sound activity and to notify the user.  We also in the year since this post created 24/7 recording cameras that use an micro SD-Card but the limits on the live stream are still set to 10 minutes.  We will of course feed your comments back to the design team.  

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Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2021-04-07 03:16:43

I personally would love to see an option under settings for the app to live stream 24/7 without a pop-up asking if we want to continue. I use this as a monitor to see my 2 and 4 year old because other baby monitors lose connection in our apartment and they are all low quality. We opted for this because we have an extra phone since upgrading and it's just collecting dust. I do hope the devs add this in the future

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Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2021-04-21 22:37:51

@GrahamA  Im having the same issue. After new updates it just keeps askign If I want to continue watching. I am unable to use it. Every 10 min I need to click and it reconnects sometime it does not and hangs up. 

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Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2021-07-30 02:33:27

@GrahamA  Said Its a great Baby Monitor. I use it for the last 4 months and have to keep clicking continue watching. There is no excuse for this to be there. Change it it ruins the whole baby monitor idea.

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Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2021-09-10 20:07:21
I would love it they got rid of the continue watching feature especially after ten mins.. it's so annoying. Please give the consumer what I needs. I've not had issues until this update. So not impressed to be fair. It's not a big ask! I'd be not happy to suggest your camera's to anyone if this what is the new norm. Yours sincerely Very unhappy customer
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Re:Re:Re:Constant streaming - KC120
2021-09-27 21:51:13

@Carl I also bought this TP-Link camera assuming it could live stream without the 10 minute limitation. I bought it specifically to use as a baby monitor and also as a home security for the front of our house. If I can't find a resolution I will be returning all 3 cameras that I purchased and most likely the switches and smart light bulbs as well. 

 

I read in another support post that the 10 minute limit would not apply if your devices are on the same network but mine disconnect anyhow even if using a tablet connected to the same wifi as the camera. Can you confirm the 10 minute limitation is not present for cameras on the same network as your tablet?

 

Are there any other ways to remove the limitation? Even a premium paid subscription or something?

 

Respectfully, with the 10 minute limitation in place these cameras are now worthless to me and my family who were very much looking forward to using them. This has been a huge disappointment for us so I do hope your developers will consider fixing this.

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