Posted On: Feb 28, 2020

Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for native application mode in the AppStream 2.0 client for Windows. Native application mode for streaming provides a familiar experience for AppStream 2.0 users by letting them interact with their remote streaming applications in the same way as they interact with locally installed applications. In addition, users can switch seamlessly between locally installed applications and remote applications that are streamed through AppStream 2.0.

When AppStream 2.0 users start a streaming session in native application mode and open a streaming application, the application opens in its own window and functions in the same way as a locally installed application. Because AppStream 2.0 also supports file system redirection, users can share their local folders or drives with their streaming applications. When users do so, their shared drives and folders remain available for them to access within an active session. With the combined capabilities of native application mode and file system redirection, you can provide your AppStream 2.0 users with a seamless, truly native experience for streaming applications.

Native application mode is supported only through the AppStream 2.0 client for Windows. It is available at no additional cost in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is available.  

AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that lets you stream desktop applications to users without rewriting applications. AppStream 2.0 can provide users with instant-on access to the applications they need with a responsive, fluid user experience on the device of their choice. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. For more information, see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing