If a View administrator has configured the Real-Time Audio-Video feature, and if you use the VMware Blast display protocol or the PCoIP display protocol, a webcam that is built-in or connected to your local computer can be used on your desktop. You can use the webcam in conferencing applications such as Skype, Webex, or Google Hangouts.

During the setup of an application such as Skype, Webex, or Google Hangouts on your remote desktop, you can choose input and output devices from menus in the application. For virtual machine desktops, you can choose VMware Virtual Microphone and VMware Virtual Webcam. For RDS desktops, you can choose Remote Audio Device and VMware Virtual Webcam.

With many applications, however, this feature will just work, and selecting an input device will not be necessary.

If the webcam is currently being used by your local computer it cannot be used by the remote desktop simultaneously. Also, if the webcam is being used by the remote desktop it cannot be used by your local computer at the same time.

Important:

If you are using a USB webcam, do not connect it from the Connect USB Device menu in Horizon Client. To do so routes the device through USB redirection, and the performance will be unusable for video chat.

If you have more than one webcam connected to your local computer, you can configure a preferred webcam to use on your remote desktop.