SD recording with no subscription?

Nothing us guaranteed (Amazon can source from anywhere) but much higher probability they will be genuine.

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Same with me. One of my cams is just for a bird feeder outside my kitchen window that was set up for my 94 yr old mother out in Calif. to watch on her tablet (besides the chicken coop-she likes talking to them when they go to bed haha). So I don’t need subscription for that.


Might consider opting her into Lite for $0. Never know when you might need it…

Hmm, forgot about that. I might consider that. Thanks.

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I for one, appreciated the Amazon link in the post. It made it very easy to go buy an SD card recommended and also proven to work on the camera.
The same post included an answer to a question I had; how big an ųSD card can work on the v3 camera. I bought the 128 GB card so I can record for a long time before I star losing old data.
Thanks for the info.

We have four of these cameras and now they only record an image. Everytime I change the setting to record a video, the monthly subscription pops up. All cameras and base station have the latest firmware. All cameras have SD cards. So to record the 12 sec video on the SD card appears that you need a monthly subscription.

The subscription 12s recordings are a separate feature and not needed for sd card recording. In the app, choose a camera and select settings->advanced settings and enable record to sd card. You can select continuous or events only

You can select $0 as the monthly cost for the CamPlus Lite tier of service.

Thanks, I did end up logging in into my account and subscribing as you describe.

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@Newhouse I am having the same issue. I try to set it to record to SD but I get no media for events other than the thumbnail. It’s beyond disappointing. I have numerous Wyze cameras along with gun safe, vacuum, bulbs, etc. and at this point I’m just moving on. I understand that they need to have income to support them ongoing but I should at minimum have the functionality I was sold on when I bought the products. I didn’t sign up for the “free” subscription because I don’t want yet another subscription (Adobe, Microsoft, etc. etc. ) and I’m sure at some point it will cease to be free and billing will commence.

To reiterate what has been said multiple times on this forum…the thumbnails do NOT represent video on the SD cards. They are a simple notification of motion detection that would be recorded to the cloud if you have CamPlus or CamPlus lite. To see what is recorded on the SD Card select Playback either on the events tab or while on the live view screen for the camera. That takes you the video on the SD card, at least for V2, V3 and PanCams. I’m not familiar with the workings of the outdoor cam.


I understand that’s the way it’s reported to work but does not. There is no way (including what you describe) to view the recorded video via the app (and this is with a V2 camera).

Here is one of my V2 cameras which clearly shows SD Card playback :

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@faaque, Login to your account not from the app and sign up for CamPlus Lite and it will work the way it used to be.

I.m using 3 v2s with Ads with no issues

You absolutely can view the uSD card video without any sort of subscription. Sounds like you are trying to view via the Events tab (which IS cloud based), rather than View Playback on the cameras main page.


Yep this is a scam . I also have SD card installed and no way Jose does it work either way . seems to me a big money grab . Free = SCAM

How, exactly, did you try to access the recordings on the sd card?

events sections and home page section… just got snap shot

saw your snapshot of video and clicked also on the sd card and nothing happening