You can install Horizon Client on Android devices.

The Android device on which you install Horizon Client, and the peripherals it uses, must meet the following system requirements.

Android operating systems

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Android 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 Jelly Bean

  • Android 4.4 KitKat

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  • Android 7.0 Nougat

CPU architecture

  • ARM

  • x86

External keyboards

(Optional) Bluetooth and docked keyboard devices. For information about the external devices that your specific device supports, see the documentation from the device manufacturer.

Smart cards

See Smart Card Authentication Requirements.

Connection Server, Security Server, and View Agent or Horizon Agent

Latest maintenance release of View 5.3.x and later releases.

VMware recommends that you use a security server so that your device will not require a VPN connection.

To use the Unity Touch feature with View 5.3.x desktops, the Remote Experience Agent must be installed on the desktops.

Remote applications are available on Horizon 6.0 with View and later servers.

Display protocol for View

  • PCoIP

  • VMware Blast (requires Horizon Agent 7.0 or later)

You can also install Horizon Client for Android on certain thin clients and Chromebooks. See System Requirements for Thin Clients and System Requirements for Chromebooks.