With HTML5 Multimedia Redirection, if an end user uses the Chrome browser, HTML5 multimedia content is sent to the client system, which reduces the load on the ESXi host. The client system plays the multimedia content and the user has a better audio and video experience.
System Requirements for HTML5 Multimedia Redirection Horizon Agent and Horizon Client, and the remote desktops and client systems on which you install the agent and client software, must meet certain requirements to support the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection feature.
Install and Configure HTML5 Multimedia Redirection Redirecting HTML5 multimedia content from a remote desktop to the local client system requires installing the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection feature and Chrome browser on the remote desktop, enabling the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection feature, and specifying which websites use this feature.
Force Install the VMware Horizon HTML5 Redirection Extension To use the HTML5 Multimedia Redirection feature, you must force install the VMware Horizon HTML5 Redirection extension on the remote desktop. You force install the extension by configuring a Google Chrome group policy setting on your Active Directory server.