Posted On: Dec 28, 2020

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now supports real-time audio-video (AV) by seamlessly redirecting local webcam video input to AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions. As more users work from home, they rely heavily on video conferencing applications for collaboration. With real-time AV support, you can make video conferencing and other streaming applications available to your users, to enhance the ability for teams to collaborate from anywhere. Your users can collaborate by using familiar video conferencing applications without having to leave their AppStream 2.0 session.

AppStream 2.0 provides a seamless real-time AV experience with video conferencing applications by compressing the webcam video and microphone audio input locally before transmitting this data over a secure channel to a streaming instance. During their streaming sessions, users can enable audio and video input by using the AppStream 2.0 toolbar. They can also choose which webcam to use from the session toolbar.

To enable this feature for your users, you must use an AppStream 2.0 image that uses the Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019 operating system and AppStream 2.0 agent released on or after December 17, 2020. Also, your users must use version 1.1.257 or later of the AppStream 2.0 client for Windows. For more instructions on how to enable this feature for your users, see Real-Time Audio-Video in the AppStream 2.0 documentation.

This feature is available at no additional cost in all regions in which the AppStream 2.0 service is offered. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you go pricing. To get started with AppStream 2.0, see Getting Started with Amazon AppStream 2.0. To try the streaming experience with sample applications, visit our try it now website.