Zoom Rooms Controller Features

An iPad, Zoom Rooms Controller appliance (e.g. Neat Pad, Logitech Tap IP), consumer Android tablet, or Windows-connected USB controller must be used with Zoom Rooms, and the controller can be accessed via a UI can be accessed on an iPad, a Zoom Rooms Controller appliance, or a PC connected to Zoom Rooms. There is one exception to this rule, and that is Zoom Rooms for Touch, which has a limited set of controller functions that can be accessed via the touchscreen. To get the most out of Zoom Rooms for Touch, it’s recommended to pair it with a controller if you want to achieve full functionality.

Requirements for using the Zoom Rooms controller features

  • The Zoom Room must meet the system requirements to be successful
  • Controllers have been developed to meet the needs of Zoom Rooms

Note: Zoom recommends using hardware certified by Zoom Rooms

How to download the Zoom Rooms Controller application

You can download the Zoom Rooms Controller app for your mobile device from the Zoom Downloads page.

No download required for:
A Zoom Rooms Controller appliance is an appliance that ships with the Zoom Rooms Controller application and firmware.
Zoom Rooms for Windows comes with a USB controller application that can be used with USB controllers attached to Windows

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Different functions are available for different types of controllers, as shown in the table below.

special feature iPad Consumer Android Windows UWP Appliance controller Windows connected USB
instant meeting
Immediately start a new, unscheduled meeting
Contact list display for conference rooms and participants (with presence indicator)
meeting list
View today’s meeting list
Start a scheduled meeting
Notification of upcoming meeting
Meeting ID”}”>Join a meeting or webinar with the meeting ID
Use voice commands
Share via HDMI
Airplay”}”>Share via Airplay
Direct release with release key”}”>Direct release with release key
Start meeting during a screen sharing session”}”>Start meeting during a screen sharing session
Screen Sharing Session”}”>Set the duration of a screen sharing session
Optimize video sharing in full screen mode
Start a phone call while in a screen sharing session
Direct release with proximity detection
Note – Proximity Sharing on the Android Zoom Room Controller is supported on the Galaxy Tab A 8″ & 10.1″.
Use the keyboard to select
Go from a phone call to a full Zoom video conference
View call history
call out to”}”>Show a list of countries you can call out to
Checks during the meeting
Mute/unmute microphones in the room
Show/hide local video
Change video layout Choose Thumbnail, Gallery, or Active Speaker
Switch to another camera from a list
Allow remote control (Zoom client can control Zoom Room’s camera)
Enable the reflection effect for the camera
Control the meeting volume
Make another participant the host
Remove a participant from the meeting
Allow attendees to record the meeting
Pin a participant’s video
Highlight a participant”}”>Highlight a participant
Move and scale video thumbnail on screen during screen sharing (only available for single screen zoom rooms)
to the cloud”}”>Record meeting in the cloud
Mute participants upon entry
Ask a participant to start their video
Stop a participant’s video
Regain Host Control of Meeting”}”>Claim or Regain Host Control of Meeting
Subtitle Text”}”>Show subtitle text
device settings
Choose a microphone
Choose a speaker
Choose a camera
Lock settings
Supports multiple MXL USB microphones
Scheduling Viewer } Switch to the Scheduling Viewer ✔*
Turn on/off CEC TVs
Reduce excessive reverberation
web settings
Make all meetings private
Hide host and meeting ID from private meetings
Select a default dial-in country
Show end-of-meeting feedback poll”}”>Show end-of-meeting feedback poll
Specify phone for audio only
Specify third-party audio
Specify uptime for the controller (CEC)

The system requirements of the Zoom Rooms Scheduler can also be met by appliance controllers that meet these requirements

frequently asked Questions

By using Zoom Rooms Controller for iOS and Android, users can easily manage Zoom Room meetings even when there are no Zoom Rooms Controller devices in the room, making it a very convenient way to manage Zoom Room meetings. It is possible to download Zoom Rooms or Zoom for Home devices to your device when you download the Zoom app to your device so that you can also control them from your device during Zoom meetings.

As a screen share participant, you can transfer control to another participant by clicking Remote Control and selecting the participant you want to control. The participant will be notified if they can control the screen while clicking anywhere on the shared screen. They will be notified if they can control your screen by clicking anywhere on it.

To access the advanced settings in the meeting area, just tap the gear icon in the top-right corner of the screen. The on-screen UI or controller for Zoom Rooms for Touch or Zoom for Home devices is displayed by tapping the ellipse icon (…) in the lower-right corner of the screen when you’re in Zoom Rooms for Touch or Zoom for Home device to access the onscreen controls.

As long as the Zoom Room controllers are of the same type, you can use more than one Zoom Room controller to control the same Zoom Room (e.g. you cannot use both a Windows and Mac controller to control the same to control the Zoom Room, but two Windows controllers will work for the same Zoom Room).

You can use a Zoom Room for Touch either with or without a controller, but for the best experience it is recommended that the Zoom Room be paired with a controller to get maximum Zoom Room functionality.

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