I'm trying to connect an RCA composite video cable to an Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S6, specifically). My use case is this: I have a small camera that transmits composite video for use in FPV mode in RC aircraft. On the video receiver, the output is analogue composite video via an RCA out cable/connector. I want to connect this RCA cable to the Android phone to play the (live) video stream.

I can see various connectors on shopping sites such as these:


But it's not 100% clear to me if these will work as most of these seem to be designed for the opposite use case: people more commonly want to connect their phone to their TV and OUTPUT video from their phone to their TV. I want to do the opposite (INPUT video into my phone), and it's not clear if these types of devices will support this.

What is the best solution to enable what I want to do? I'd ideally prefer one device/connector rather than chaining multiple adapters together, but I'll do whatever needs to be done as long as I'm certain it will work.

  • Android devices usually have no HDMI input so you should look for a AV2USB solution. But if such devices will work on Android (because you can not install drivers on Android) is unknown to me.
    – Robert
    Oct 26, 2022 at 7:34

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The Samsung Galaxy S1 manufactured for Asian market has a built in RCA video out feature using the headphone jack

  • Thanks Charles, but as per my question I am looking for a way to get video IN to a Samsung phone via RCA, not a way to get video OUT from the phone.
    – Arj
    Oct 26, 2022 at 23:39

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