Frequently Asked Questions

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LineCast is a video surveillance app for Android with enhanced privacy and anonymity.

In this article we answer commonly asked questions from our users.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us.

App usage

What software do I need on my computer to connect to the camera?

No specific software is needed. You only need a modern web browser like Firefox or Chrome. The browser enables you to watch live and recorded videos, control the camera remotely, and use two-way audio, simply by following a link provided by the app.

Do I need to keep my phone display on / keep the app in the foreground / keep the phone unlocked during video capture?

No, none of this is necessary.

Do you have a motion detection feature?

Yes, LineCast has a motion detection feature. When motion is detected, you’ll receive a push notification on your web browser. Simply connect to the camera and press the motion detection button under the live stream to enable it.

Can I use my iPhone?

Yes, you can connect to your camera from any device, including iPhone. However, please note that we currently only support Android phones as camera devices.

Can I use LineCast to connect to a security camera?

LineCast is not designed for that purpose. Instead, it allows you to use your Android phone or tablet as a security camera.

Start the video capture in the app and reach the main screen displaying the real-time picture being captured. Tap Remote access button on top, and you will get the link and the password to connect to your camera device remotely.

How to share access to my camera with someone?

You can share the camera link and password with anyone through the app. Outside the app, you can simply send the address of the camera web page in a text message, making sure to include the password.

How to switch the camera to capture in landscape mode?

To adjust the capture orientation (landscape or portrait), open the app and navigate to the main screen, which displays the real-time picture being captured. If you have already initiated video capture, simply tap the LineCast notification indicating that the capture is in progress, and you will be directed to that screen. Then, rotate your device in the same manner as you would for another app to achieve the desired orientation.

About the free plan

Is there a free trial?

We offer a free plan with no time limit. You can use it indefinitely, but there are some limitations on video quality and network bandwidth. No ads included.

What are the free usage limits?

The primary limit is a daily data cap of 300 MB. Additionally, there are restrictions on video resolution, bitrate, and download speed. These measures are to maintain service quality while offering LineCast for free.

What are the free video quality limits?

For free plan users, the maximum video quality is a vertical frame size of 720 pixels and a maximum bitrate of 1 Mbps. Purchased options remove these limits, and video quality depends on network bandwidth and the camera’s capabilities.

What is the daily data limit?

For free plan users, the camera can send up to 300 MB of data per 24 hours. This is typically sufficient for about half an hour of video footage.


What personal information do you actually collect?

We only transmit video and audio from the camera device to viewers. We do not collect or store your email, phone number, name, IMEI, or any other personal information.

Can someone else connect to my camera?

Only if you share the access link and camera password with that person. If you enable two-factor authentication, only people with access to the phone generating security codes can connect to the camera.

Can someone spy on me using LineCast?

No, LineCast displays a notification in the system tray of your phone when it is being used as a camera. This is a security requirement from Android, providing you with a clear indication of the camera’s activity.

I forgot my camera password. Can I get it somehow?

For security reasons, the password is only stored on the camera itself, unless you explicitly share it to someone. If you have physical access to the camera, you can easily find it in the app (and change if necessary).


Do you send a lot of promotional push-notifications?

No, we do not send any promotional push-notifications. We don’t employ typical app marketing techniques, such as serving ads in the free version or upselling through notifications.

How can I leave feedback?

You can leave feedback by writing a review on Google Play or sending us an email. We value your feedback and use it to improve LineCast. When leaving a public review on Google Play, please provide constructive details to help us better understand your suggestions.

Why do I sometimes get multiple video files when I download the recorded video?

This happens if, during the recording of a given video, you switch the camera (front/back), change the video resolution, or rotate your device to switch between portrait and landscape orientation. These events result in a video format change, which cannot be stored in the same video file. Therefore, the recording is split into multiple files.