Enable hardware acceleration on Splashtop Streamer

Splashtop Streamer on Windows and Mac takes advantage of different hardware on your devices to support hardware acceleration, which improves both performances of the remote session and CPU loadings of your remote computer.


Splashtop Streamer for Windows v3.3.8.0 or later.

Splashtop Streamer for Mac v3.4.8.0 or later.


How to enable hardware acceleration?

Open Splashtop Streamer on the remote computer you remotely connect to, go to the Advanced tab, scroll down to find Hardware acceleration option. Check the option to enable it.



Supported Hardware

Nvidia graphics, AMD graphics, and Intel graphics.

Once checking the option, the Splashtop Streamer will use the supported hardware installed on your remote computer to encode the streaming data, which will help get better performances in a remote session (increase FPS up to 50% or more in some cases) and also use lower CPU on the remote computer with the streamer installed (up to 30% lower in some cases).



  • The performances in a remote session (FPS) are also influenced by other settings/factors, such as capturing options, Splashtop Business app settings, network status, network bandwidth, etc.
  • It also supports hardware acceleration with Splashtop Business app, instructions here.
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