Many reports in the tech press said that Android 14 would include an option to use Android phones as a webcam when connected to another device over USB.

Here it is mentioned on the official Android 14 website

Upon installing Android 14 on my Pixel 6, I don't see this option. It's supposed to come up on the USB menu when you plug in the phone.

I contacted Google Support as a Google One user, but they were useless as usual - hadn't even heard of the feature.

Has anyone gotten this to work?


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The feature should/will be available in December feature drop (also known as Android 14 QPR1), not Android 14 release that just started rollout.

So you either need to install a Beta OS or wait for a couple of months for it to rollout.

When that happens, you'll plug in the phone into your computer via USB cable, tap the "Charging this device via USB" notification and select webcam as the option.

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    Thanks! I guess that's what "you can soon use your Android phone as a beautiful webcam" means! Oct 7, 2023 at 19:04

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