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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.

Streaming Your Application

After you deploy your application in standalone mode, you can stream your application by connecting a client application to your EC2 instance. This client application does not call an entitlement service to connect to a streaming application, instead it uses the IP address of the hosted streaming application to connect. Because it does not use an entitlement service, the client application can only be used to connect to pre-release applications hosted locally or on a standalone GPU instance that you manually launched and configured in Amazon EC2. It cannot be used to connect to applications that are hosted on Amazon AppStream.

Despite this limitation, the client application is useful for testing your application during development because it gives you a known working client to test your streaming application against and you can develop and test your streaming application before creating a custom client application.

To stream your application to a client application, follow the instructions for your version. For more information, see Streaming Your Amazon AppStream Application.