Sony (Without PlayMemories Apps) WiFi Connection Guide

Welcome to the Sony WiFi connection guide! The process of connecting Cascable Pro Webcam to your camera is usually very simple. This guide will walk you through the steps.

If you’re connecting your camera to Cascable via USB, you’ll instead want our Working with Wired Cameras guide.

Important! This guide is for Sony cameras that don’t support on-camera PlayMemories apps, which began with the α9 in mid-2017, and includes the α7R III and α7 III models. If your camera was introduced before these cameras or supports on-camera PlayMemories apps, you must follow our Sony (With PlayMemories Apps) connection guide.


Before We Start

  1. Make sure your camera is supported by Cascable Pro Webcam.
  2. Check that your camera’s firmware is up-to-date.
  3. Check that Cascable Pro Webcam is up-to-date.

Check That Your Camera’s Firmware is Up-To-Date

Before connecting your camera to Cascable Pro Webcam, check that your camera’s firmware is up-to-date. You can check the version of firmware that your camera is running by selecting Version from your camera’s Toolbox Toolbox menu. Head over to Sony’s Support Pages and follow the links to your camera’s model to download the latest firmware.

Connecting Cascable Pro Webcam to Your Camera

  1. Press the Menu button on your camera and navigate to Network Network > Ctrl w/ Smartphone.

  2. Make sure that the Ctrl w/ Smartphone option is set to On, then choose Connection. Don’t worry that we’re choosing the Ctrl w/ Smartphone option — we’re definitely using the camera with a Mac!

  3. Once the camera is ready, it will display the following screen.

  4. Press the Delete Delete button on your camera to show the WiFi network’s password.

  5. On your Mac, click the WiFi Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar, then select the WiFi network and enter the password that’s displayed on your camera’s screen (if any).

  6. Launch Cascable Pro Webcam. It should automatically detect and connect to your camera. If not, click the Connect… button to search for your camera.


If you’re struggling to get Cascable Pro Webcam connected to your camera, check out our troubleshooting guide.