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Developer Guide

This documentation is for an older version of Amazon AppStream. For information about the latest version, see the Amazon AppStream 2.0 Developer Guide.

iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

The Basic AppStream Client is an application that you install on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

This section contains the following procedures:

Installing the client application – shows how to install the Basic AppStream Client in a device.

Streaming an application through an entitlement service – use this method if you have the entitlement service URL, the application ID of the streaming application, and a user ID that can connect to the streaming application.

Streaming an application from the Amazon AppStream console – use this method to test your streaming application by using a link in the application summary page.

Stream an application in standalone mode – use this method for a streaming application in standalone mode.

Changing the settings of the app – change the settings to show the frame rate and change the inactivity time.

To install the Basic AppStream Client

To stream an application through an entitlement service

  1. Start the Basic AppStream Client and choose Entitlement Service. Type the entitlement service URL or IP address, application ID, and user ID in the appropriate text boxes.

  2. Click Connect.

To stream an application from the Amazon AppStream console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon AppStream console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/appstream/.

  2. In the Amazon AppStream console, click View your streaming applications. This button appears only if you have added applications to Amazon AppStream.

  3. In the list of applications, click the name of the streaming application to view.

    The application summary page displays information about the streaming application.

  4. In Show instructions for testing your application using, select iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.

  5. Click the link in step 2 to start the Basic AppStream Client and connect to your streaming application. The URL is valid for 72 hours and can only be used once. You can share this URL within the 72 hour period, but only one user can use this URL.

    If you have already used this link, you can generate a new test connect URL. For more information, see Generating a New Test Connect Link to Stream Your Application.

To stream an application in standalone mode

  1. Start the Basic AppStream Client and choose Test & Standalone. In URL / IP address, type the IP address of your EC2 instance.

  2. Click Connect.

To change the settings of the Basic AppStream Client

  1. Start the client application and choose Settings.

  2. In Settings, do the following:

    • To show the frame rate in frames per second, select Show frames per second.

    • To set the number of minutes of inactivity before the client application shuts down, Choose Inactivity timeout and select a time. You are still incurring charges if a client application is connected to a streaming application but the client application is not sending any user inputs. You can reduce your cost by choosing an appropriate inactivity time.