Posted On: Apr 5, 2021

Starting today, Amazon WorkSpaces supports real-time audio-video (AV) by seamlessly redirecting local webcam video input to WorkSpaces desktops. With webcam support, you can make video conferencing and other streaming applications available to your users, to enhance the ability of teams to collaborate from anywhere. Your users can collaborate by using familiar video conferencing applications without having to leave their WorkSpaces desktops. To get started, see Webcams and Other Video Devices in the Amazon WorkSpaces User Guide.

Webcam support is available at no additional charge on WorkSpaces Windows desktops using the WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol (WSP). WSP is a cloud-native streaming protocol that enables a consistent user experience when your end users are accessing their WorkSpaces across global distances and unreliable networks. To learn more, see Amazon WorkSpaces Streaming Protocol.  

WorkSpaces using the WSP protocol are available in commercial AWS Regions in which Amazon WorkSpaces is available today as well as in AWS GovCloud (US-West). The WorkSpaces client applications for Windows and macOS support webcams.