Multimedia Redirection (MMR) on Windows 365 General Availability


Today, we are announcing the general availability of Multimedia Redirection (MMR) for Windows 365 and Windows 365 users. MMR is supported on both Chrome and Edge browsers for Windows.



A screenshot of the MMR extension in the Microsoft Edge extension bar


What is Multimedia Redirection?

Multimedia Redirection (MMR) enables smooth video playback while viewing videos in a browser running on Windows 365. Prior to the availability of MMR, media was rendered once in the Azure VM and then again in the remote client. With Multimedia Redirection enabled, the media element is remoted from the browser to the local machine, reducing processing in the cloud VM and resulting in smoother playback, as well as significant cost savings. To learn more about MMR, see Understanding multimedia redirection on Windows 365.


What sites are supported?

MMR supports 30+ most trafficked and essential business sites on the Internet, including YouTube, Wall Street News, Teams Live Events, etc. To see the full list of websites supported by MMR, see Websites that work with multimedia redirection.


Getting started

Please update your Remote Desktop client for Windows to version 1.2.3916 or higher and install the MMR host on VMs. For the detailed setup guide, read Use multimedia redirection on Windows 365.

Multimedia Redirection is also available on Azure Virtual Desktop. To learn more, go to Announcing General Availability of Multimedia Redirection (MMR) on Azure Virtual Desktop.

1 Reply

@NicholasXu This is great news, I'm looking forward to trying it. I have a few comments:

  • Does MMR work with the Windows 365 app Version
  • The link to the setup guide references AVD, does it also apply to W365?