NICE DCV Clients

NICE DCV offers a Windows client, Linux client, web browser client, and macOS client. The clients offer similar feature sets, but there are some differences. Choose the NICE DCV client that best suits your needs.


For a good user experience with NICE DCV, ensure that the client computers meet the following minimum requirements. Keep in mind that your experience is largely dependent on the number of pixels streamed from the NICE DCV server to the NICE DCV client.

Native Windows client Web browser client Linux client macOS client


The Native Windows client is supported on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 10

The client also requires the following additional software:

  • .NET Framework 4.6.2

  • Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. For more information and download instructions, see the Microsoft Support website.

The web browser client is supported on the following browsers across all desktop operating systems:

  • Firefox

  • Chrome

  • Edge

  • Internet Explorer 11

  • Safari 11

The web browser client also requires WebGL and asm.js.


The web browser client is not supported on mobile operating systems, such as Android and iOS.

The Linux client is supported on the following modern Linux operating systems:

  • RHEL 7.x and CentOS 7.x

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.x

  • Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04

The macOS client requires macOS High Sierra or later.


The client must be able to connect to the NICE DCV server, and it must be able to communicate over the required port (8443 by default).

Supported Features

The following table compares the features that are supported by the NICE DCV clients.

Feature Windows client Web browser client Linux client macOS client

Connect to Windows NICE DCV servers

Connect to Linux NICE DCV servers

Manage streaming modes

Transfer files

Print from sessions

Copy and paste

Smart card support

✓ (on Linux servers) ✓ (on Linux servers) ✓ (on Linux servers)

USB remotization support

✓ (installable client)

Connection file support

Stereo 2.0 audio playback

Surround sound 7.1 audio playback

✓ (on Windows servers)

Stereo 2.0 audio recording (on Windows servers)


✓ (Windows 8 and later) ✓ *

Stylus (on Linux and Windows 10 and Server 2019 servers)

✓ (Windows 10 and later) ✓ **

Multiple monitor support

* Supported with Opera, Firefox version 52 and later, and Edge version 18 and later, and Chrome version 22 and later.

** Supported on Windows 10 only, with Edge version 79 and later and Chrome.