ISS Live Now: View Earth Live

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About this app

Take a Journey into Space with Our Live Earth Cam: Embark on a journey like no other and witness the incredible sights of our planet from the vantage point of the International Space Station with our 24/7 live stream.

If you like space or astronomy then you will love ISS Live Now.

ISS Live Now gives you easy access to a live video feed of Earth from the International Space Station, which is orbiting about 400 kilometers (250 miles) above the planet. The app provides an exciting experience marked by thoughtful design and features numerous customization options.

With ISS Live Now, you can view amazing live HD video streams directly from the International Space Station’s cameras.

The app utilizes the native Android Google Map (ISS tracker), which allows you to follow the Space Station’s orbit around our planet. You can zoom, rotate, drag and tilt the map; choose between different types of maps (such as satellite or terrain); and view data such as the speed of orbit, altitude, visibility, latitude and longitude, and even what country the Station is above at any moment in time. All of these options are easily customizable from the settings menu.

You will have seven different sources of live video streaming, including:

1. Live HD camera: A wonderful HD video stream of our planet.
2. Live standard camera: It shows a live stream of the Earth and, from time to time, details about the ISS (like tests, maintenance and communication with Earth).
3. NASA TV: The television service of the United States government agency NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). You can watch science and space documentaries, interview with scientists, astronauts, engineers and personalities such as Elon Musk.
4. NASA TV Media.
5. Spacewalk (recorded): Beautiful HD images of astronauts from cameras outside the ISS.
6. Inside the International Space Station: Take a video tour of each module inside the ISS, all explained by the astronauts.
7. Eventual channel: Temporary live cameras from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) and the SpaceX.

You can also watch these live feeds on your television via Google Cast.

You even have the option to be notified when the next sunset or sunrise will occur, allowing you to watch it live directly from the International Space Station.

You will be able to receive notifications on time and watch live events such as arrival and departure of manned and unmanned spacecrafts (Soyuz, SpaceX Crew Dragon, Boeing CST-100 Starliner, Rocket Lab, Arianespace, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman), spacewalks, launches (Falcon, SpaceX, Dragon, Progress, Cygnus, ATV, JAXA HTV Kounotori), dockings, undokings, rendevouz, capture, experiments, communications between NASA's/Roscosmos ground control and astronauts.

Do you want to see the ISS in the sky at night?
This is the easiest way to spot the Station. With the built-in ISS detector tool, ISS Live Now will tell you when and where to look for the Space Station. You’ll receive a notification a few minutes before it passes by your location.

You can also choose to be notified when the ISS is about to pass over your region during the day, allowing you to admire your country from space.

Explore the International Space Station with Google Street View

Thanks to Google, aspiring astronauts can now simulate the experience of floating on the International Space Station (ISS). The company worked with astronauts to provide a Google Street View of the low-orbit satellite, from its science labs to its beautiful Earth-facing Cupola window.

When the ISS (International Space Station) is on the night side of Earth, the video image is black, which is normal.

Sometimes, video is not available due to transmission issues, or because the crew is changing cameras. In such cases, you will usually have a blue or blank screen.
Updated on
1 Apr 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

3.4L reviews
1 March 2024
Love this app. It is very relaxing to look at during the light mode. When it goes into night mode, though, it is hard to see anything. So I wish it could show the stars more better when it goes into this mode. If this is possible I wish this app would add it. However, the app does have other things you can watch while in night mode, like an ESA channel and a Eventual channel. Finally, I like the capability to switch from SD to HD. You can see the stars slightly in HD at night. Overall love it.
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Christopher Graves
20 March 2024
Wonderful! But, please if possible, make it so the map that shows the ISS's location, stays put when you scroll on it. As of now, it goes back to the ISS location very quickly. Which makes different when trying to determine exactly where the ISS will pass &/or if the location is cloudy or not. Thank you! Otherwise, this is why smartphones exist. It's only too bad, people don't understand the magic in their own hands. Great app!
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Jae J.
27 April 2024
Addicted to this app!! Have been using for about a year and have recommended it to others who've told me they love it just as much!! So relaxing just watching the flyover feed from space; great escape on stressful workdays. Most exciting was the first time I was able to see the ISS fly over from our backyear and many times since. Was able to share it with my mom when during a recent visit. Was SUPER cool to see how excited she got watching a flyover, then hearing her tell her friends about it.
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What's new

• Minor fixes and improvements

Older version:

• Improved ISS detetctor tool
• Expand chat feature
• Added video download feature
• Added ISS Tour (Google Street View)
• Fixed video loading issues
• Added prediction passes
• Improvements in the chat
• Added reply feature in the chat
• Added play/pause control
• Improved browser
• Added live chat
• Added resolution control
• Added new cameras
• Google Cast Support
• Capture Image video
• Improved video & map loading
• Improved map navigation