Posted On: Jul 8, 2021

Amazon AppStream 2.0 now supports real-time audio-video (AV) by seamlessly redirecting local webcam video input to AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions using a web browser. Previously, this feature was available only for the AppStream 2.0 client for Windows. With real-time AV support available in the web browser, your users can use AV collaboration and media applications within their AppStream 2.0 streaming sessions, and connect from a broad range of client devices, including Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and thin clients. Your users can collaborate without having to leave their AppStream 2.0 sessions, and without additional client software to manage.

AppStream 2.0 provides a seamless real-time AV experience with video conferencing applications by compressing the webcam video and microphone audio input on the client device before transmitting this data over a secure channel to the 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 get started, 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 June 24, 2021. To use real-time AV, users can connect to their AppStream 2.0 sessions from a Chromium-based web browser, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. For more instructions on how to enable this feature for your users, visit Real-Time Audio-Video in the AppStream 2.0 documentation.

You can use real-time AV in all AWS Regions where AppStream 2.0 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.