With the Real-Time Audio-Video (RTAV) feature, you can use your client machine's webcam or microphone on your remote desktop. Real-Time Audio-Video is compatible with standard conferencing applications and browser-based video applications, and supports standard webcams, audio USB devices, and analog audio input.

RTAV is supported on Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox only. The default video resolution is 320 x 240. The default RTAV settings work well with most webcam and audio applications. For information on how to change RTAV settings, see "Configuring Real-Time Audio-Video Group Policy Settings" in the Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View document.

When the remote desktop is connected to the client machine's webcam or microphone, an icon for each appears at the top of the sidebar. Before the desktop can connect to the webcam or microphone, the browser might ask for permission. Different browsers behave differently.

Microsoft Edge asks for permission every time and you cannot change this behavior. For more information, see https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2015/05/13/announcing-media-capture-functionality-in-microsoft-edge.

Firefox asks for permission every time but you can change this behavior. For more information, see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/permissions-manager-give-ability-store-passwords-set-cookies-more?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=how-do-i-manage-website-permissions.

Chrome asks for permission the first time and if you allow the device to be used, will not ask again.

If RTAV is being used in a desktop session and the user opens a connection to a second desktop, and if a security warning is displayed (this can happen if no valid certificate was installed, for example), ignoring the warning and continuing to connect to the second desktop will cause RTAV to stop working in the first desktop session. This is expected behavior.