You can enable one or more cameras on a virtual machine.


Verify that the following conditions are met:

  • You have one or more cameras on the host system, either built-in or connected to a USB device.
  • The virtual machine uses hardware version 11 or later.
  • The virtual machine is local to your Mac, rather than hosted on a remote server.


  1. Select Virtual Machine > Settings.
  2. Click Add Device.
  3. Select Camera.
  4. Click Add.
    Ordinarily, the default camera of the host system is added to the virtual machine. You can select a camera by name. If a named camera is chosen, the camera of your virtual machine is connected explicitly to that camera. In that case, the camera might not connect if you move the virtual machine to another host, or if you remove the named camera from the host system.