In order to allow multiple spectators to connect to the Blueye underwater drones at the same time, you need to download and install the Blueye Dive Buddy app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The app has a simplified feature set designed to allow multiple spectators to take part in the diving experience. The spectators get the same low latency HD video feed, as well as basic telemetry information such as heading, depth and water temperature, as the pilot. However, the spectators cannot control the drone, download video- or log files or change any settings.
Screenshot of the Blueye Dive Buddy app running on an Android device.
After installing the Blueye Dive Buddy app your Android or iOS device connect it to the Surface Unit Wi-Fi network and launch the app. The app will automatically find and connect to the Blueye Pioneer. No user interaction is required and the app looks great when inserted into the MovieMask for a more immersive experience.
The Blueye App or the Blueye Dive Buddy app will not enforce a limit to the number of spectators. By overloading the system you may saturate the available bandwidth and degrade the user experience. We recommend not connecting more than two spectators at the same time.
If you experience problems with the video stream when connecting multiple spectators, try to reduce the Bitrate under Camera Settings in the Blueye App.
Try limiting Bitrate if you experience problems with the video stream and multiple spectators.
You can not connect multiple instances of the Blueye App to the same drone. You have to use the Blueye Dive Buddy for any additional spectators.