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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:

To stream to the Chrome App

  1. From the Chrome browser, go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/amazon-appstream-example/jooibckpjiaaoaffacacomklfdodlmah.

  2. Click FREE and then click LAUNCH APP.

  3. Click Connect to Standalone Instance.

  4. In Standalone instance URL or IP address, type the IP address of your EC2 instance.

  5. Click Connect.

To stream to the Android client application

  1. Install a file manager app on your device.

  2. Allow your device to install application from unknown sources other than the Google Play store.

  3. Download the client application from http:// … and install it on your device.

  4. Start the Amazon AppStream Example Client.

  5. Click Connect to Standalone Instance.

  6. In Standalone instance URL or IP address, type the IP address of your EC2 instance.

  7. Click Connect.

To stream to the Basic AppStream Client

  1. Download the client application from http:// … and install it on your device.

  2. Start the Basic AppStream Client.

  3. Click Connect to Standalone Instance.

  4. In Standalone instance URL or IP address, type the IP address of your EC2 instance.

  5. Click Connect.

To stream to the OS X client application

  1. Download the client application from http:// … and install it on your device.

  2. Start the Amazon AppStream Example Client.

  3. Click Connect to Standalone Instance.

  4. In Standalone instance URL or IP address, type the IP address of your EC2 instance.

  5. Click Connect.

To stream to the Windows client application

  1. Download the client application from http:// … and install it on your device.

  2. Start the Amazon AppStream Example Client.

  3. Click Connect to Standalone Instance.

  4. In Standalone instance URL or IP address, type the IP address of your EC2 instance.

  5. Click Connect.