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

Android operating systems

  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

  • Android 7.0 and 7.1 (Nougat)

  • Android 8.0 and 8.1 (Oreo)

  • Android 9.0 (Pie)

CPU architecture

  • ARM

  • x86


Non-NEON devices are not supported.

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 Horizon 6 version 6.x and later releases. Use a security server or Unified Access Gateway appliance so that client devices do not require a VPN connection. If your company has an internal wireless network to provide routable access to remote desktops that devices can use, you do not need to set up a security server, Unified Access Gateway, or VPN connection.

Display protocols

  • PCoIP

  • VMware Blast (requires Horizon Agent 7.0 or later)

Network protocols

  • IPv4

  • IPv6

For more information about using Horizon in an IPv6 environment, see the Horizon 7 Installation document.