Viewer Priority is an Android-Viewer-device-only feature that lets you choose which device (including Trust Circle devices) has the priority of viewing the live feeds. This means that when more than one device requests to watch the live feeds at the same time, you can choose who is allowed to view the live feeds at the moment.
⚠️ Note: You can only set Viewer Priority for Android Camera
In this article, you will learn more about:
⚠️Note: Error codes 1016, 1018, and 1019 will pop up regularly depending on your Viewer Priority settings.
Viewer Priority Options
There are three Viewer Priority setting options you can select from:
This is the default setting. When an incoming Viewer tries to connect to an occupied Camera, Alfred will accept the incoming Viewer and terminate any other viewing sessions.
If you choose “Always accept“, the existing Viewer might see the error code 1019:
- Owner first
This option gives the camera owner priority when multiple devices are trying to access the same live feed.
If you choose “Owner first”, any existing Viewer will see the error code 1019.
If you are an incoming Trust Circle Viewer, you will see the error code 1018 (or 1016).
- This option will reject any connection attempts from incoming Viewer devices when the Camera device is occupied.
If you choose “Always reject”, this is what the incoming Viewer will see as the error code 1018 (or 1016):
⚠️ Please note that iOS Viewer devices are not able to set up Viewer Priority. It is set on “Always reject” by default.
Setting up Viewer Priority
- Tap the Camera settings wheel
- Tap “Viewer Priority”
- Select the Viewer Priority option that fits different scenarios:
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