Real-Time Audio-Video works with standard webcam, USB audio, and analog audio devices, and with standard conferencing applications like Skype, WebEx, and Google Hangouts. To support Real-Time Audio-Video, your View deployment must meet certain software and hardware requirements.

View remote desktop

You install the Real-Time Audio-Video feature by installing View Agent 6.0 or later. This feature is supported in desktop pools that are deployed on single-user virtual machines but not in RDS desktop pools. See Install View Agent on a Virtual Machine.

Horizon Client software

Horizon Client 2.2 for Windows or a later release

Horizon Client 2.2 for Linux or a later release. For Horizon Client for Linux 3.1 or earlier, this feature is available only with the version of Horizon Client for Linux provided by third-party vendors. For Horizon Client for Linux 3.2 and later, this feature is also available with the version of the client available from VMware.

Horizon Client 2.3 for Mac OS X or a later release

Horizon Client computer or client access device

  • All operating systems that run Horizon Client for Windows.

  • All operating systems that run Horizon Client for Linux on x86 devices. This feature is not supported on ARM processors.

  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and later. It is disabled on all earlier Mac OS X operating systems.

  • For details about supported client operating systems, see the Using VMware Horizon Client document for the appropriate system or device.

  • The webcam and audio device drivers must be installed, and the webcam and audio device must be operable, on the client computer. To support Real-Time Audio-Video, you do not have to install the device drivers on the desktop operating system where View Agent is installed.

Display protocol for View


Real-Time Audio-Video is not supported in RDP desktop sessions.