Posted On: Aug 10, 2020

Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for local printer redirection with the AppStream 2.0 client for Windows. With local printer redirection, AppStream 2.0 users can redirect print jobs from their streaming application to a printer that is connected to their local computer. No printer driver needs to be installed on the AppStream 2.0 streaming instance to enable users to print documents during their streaming sessions.  

To use this feature, you must configure your AppStream 2.0 fleet to use an image that uses a version of the AppStream 2.0 agent released on or after July 30th 2020 and your end users must have AppStream 2.0 client version 1.1.179 or later installed. By default, local printer redirection is enabled when the AppStream 2.0 client is installed. You can disable this feature in either of the following ways:

  • During client installation on managed devices 
  • By using the AppStream 2.0 console or an AWS SDK to disable this option on the User Settings menu for an AppStream 2.0 stack

This feature is available at no additional cost in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 is offered. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. For more information, see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing. If you are new to AppStream 2.0, you can try already installed applications by visiting the AppStream 2.0 website.