How to Install Amcrest View Pro for PC (Mac and Windows)

by Claire Berry

Live home surveillance is gradually becoming a necessary part of modern houses. They act as a deterrent and protection against theft. They also help a track of the happenings in our homes when we are not there.

There are various live home surveillance services on the market today. A notable one is the Amcrest Surveillance System. They offer simple, secure, and reliable protection via their camera installations in your home. With this, you can then monitor your home remotely with an app using your smartphone.

As good as Smartphones apps are, being able to sync information between multiple devices can be very handy. For instance, you might be at work. Some workplaces frown against the unnecessary use of smartphones during working hours. In such cases, accessing the PC version of an app is necessary.

In this post, you will discover very simple methods to download the Amcrest View Pro app for Mac and Windows PC for free.

NOTE: If you already use the Amcrest View Pro app, then you can skip to this. However, for those who haven't used the app, here is a brief overview of the app:

What is the AMCREST VIEW PRO app?

What is the AMCREST VIEW PRO app?
What is the AMCREST VIEW PRO app?

Amcrest View Pro app is a CMS with which you can monitor activities being recorded by your Amcrest surveillance camera. It is available on both the App Store and the Google Play Store. It is the only Amcrest application that does not have a Windows or Mac OS version.

This means that you can only use it on an Android or iPhone. Amcrest View Pro is open source and is available for free.

It comes with many important features and services. For instance, it has playback control, network management, sound control, among others. Amcrest View Pro also lets you monitor any IP camera connected to it. By scanning QR-Code, you can even connect the app to a biometrics system.

All these features make the app is a must-use. Besides, who wouldn't want to utilize all their security camera's features?

Amcrest View Pro supports both PoE and WiFi Cameras. This means that you can connect more than one Amcrest camera to the app.

The app also allows the saving of Live feed videos. This video can be saved to your cloud storage. You can then access any of the saved footage remotely albeit without the app.



The thing with mobile-only apps is that you can't install them on PC directly. Fortunately, there are now lots of third-party programs that let you do just that.

These third-party programs are called emulators. The most popular types are Android Emulators. This is due to the flexibility android operating system and apps allow.

What are Android Emulators?

These are PC software that lets you download and install an Android app. These apps mimic the android interface on your computer's big screen. They are free to use. They also come with a wide range of customizable features.

There are many Android Emulators on the internet today. In this guide, we will only discuss the best ones that do not require any special settings to work.

There will be two sections:

- For Windows

- For MAC

Downloading Amcrest View Pro on Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista

This method works for all windows versions.

NOTE: Bluestacks is free to use. Though there is a paid version of the software, the experience is relatively the same.

1. Download the BlueStacks application on your computer. (Download HERE)

2. Run the bluestacks.exe file. Follow the on-screen installation instructions on the pop-up windows.

NOTE: You have to give the software permission to create a shortcut icon on your screen. This option makes it easier to start the app with one click.

3. After installation is complete, launch Bluestacks from your desktop menu by tapping on the shortcut icon.

NOTE: For the first-time installation, it is best to launch the app as "Administrator". To do this, right-click on the icon and tap the "Run as Administrator" option.

4. Once bluestacks load, you will receive a prompt to sign in. You will need an email address to do this.

5. After logging in, you will have to wait a few minutes for the home interface to load. The delay is to allow the software engine to create an android interface suitable for your windows PC.

6. The Home interface should look like your android smartphone's interface.

7. Next, tap on the Play Store icon. Tap on the search bar and search "Amcrest View Pro".

8. Install the app like you would on your Android device.

9. Once installed, close the Google Play Store app and open Amcrest View Pro.

10. Log in to your Amcrest account and you are good to go.

How to install Amcrest View Pro on Mac

Mac OS is not as flexible as Windows OS. It is one of the reasons people often choose Windows Laptops over Mac ones. Other than the fact that Mac laptops are expensive of course.

Android Emulators on Mac do not often work perfectly. They are also not as customizable as their Windows counterpart. However, one software that still gets the job done on Mac is NoxPlayer.

So how do you install NoxPlayer on Mac?

1. Download the NoxPlayer software here.

2. Click on the file to begin the installation. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

3. Start the Application. Ensure you are connected to the internet. (NoxPlayer requires an internet connection to run. Unlike Bluestacks and some other Android Emulators.)

4. On the home interface of your NoxPlayer, tap the Google Folder. Some icons will pop up.

5. Next click on the Google Play Store icon to launch it. You will be prompted to sign in with your Gmail account. If you do not have one, you can tap "create an account".

NOTE: Without a Gmail account, you cannot access google play services on the NoxPlayer.

6. Type Amcrest View Pro into the Google Play Store Search bar once you sign in.

7. Tap install and wait for the app to properly install.

8. Open the app and enter your Amcrest account login details

You have now successfully installed Amcrest View Pro on Mac.

NOTE: Bluestacks is also available for macOS. The Installation process follows the same steps as explained above for Bluestacks on Windows PC.


1. Why did my Amcrest Camera fail to connect on my PC?

If you have properly installed the Amcrest View Pro app using the emulators, this should not occur. However, if you have failed connection issues with your camera, there are two solutions:

  • Check your Network Connectivity: How strong your network connection affects the performance of the Amcrest View Pro app. Ensure your PC is properly connected to your WiFi or Ethernet Network.
  • Power On/Off your Camera: Simply remove your camera from its power source. it should shut down within a few seconds. Once it does, plug it back into the power source. It should boot up within a few seconds.

Try connecting to your camera live feed through the app on your PC again.

  • Factory Reset your Amcrest Camera: How to reset your Amcrest Camera? All you have to do is locate your camera's reset switch. Hold the switch for 40-50 seconds. Your camera will automatically reset and restart.

This should fix the connection issue

  • Contact Amcrest Support for further assistance: Of course, you can always contact Amcrest's Support department for direct assistance. You can contact them via email or Call: 1-888-212-7538

2. Is Amcrest View Pro Free?

Yes, Amcrest View Pro is free to use. There is a premium version though called Amcrest Cloud.

Amcrest Cloud app also lets you monitor your camera live footage but with several premium features. Some of the top features include:

  • Cloud storage - this feature lets you save as much footage as you want without fear of storage space.
  • Prompt alerts - Like the Amcrest View Pro app, the Amcrest Cloud app also provides motion alerts. This way you can know who visits your house when you are not home.
  • Advanced customization: This is yet another reason to choose the Amcrest Cloud app. It gives you complete customization freedom of your camera. You can decide where you want your camera to detect motion and where it should not.
  • Unlimited Multi-View: This feature lets you watch multiple camera live streams at the same time. On the Amcrest View Pro app, you can only watch one camera at a time.

The only downside of the Amcrest Cloud app is that it costs $6 (monthly subscription).

Amcrest View Pro app vs Amcrest Cloud app


Final Word

Amcrest is one of the best home surveillance brands out there. The quality of the webcams and security cameras is no joke. The ease with which these cameras can be customized makes the brand even more appealing. Thanks to the regular security updates Amcrest pushes out to its cameras, one can confidently say they are safe to use.

With this guide, you can easily watch live streaming footage of your camera from your Windows PC or your MAC laptop.

About Claire Berry

Claire's journey began with a deep dive into programming and computer science. She honed her coding skills and gained a comprehensive understanding of AI systems, enabling her to create complex and lifelike android characters. Her unique talent lies in crafting compelling narratives that explore the intricate relationship between humans and artificial beings.

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