# Requirements

# Desktop account

In order to download and use Genymotion Desktop, you first need to create a Desktop account:

  1. Create a Desktop account here(opens new window)
  2. An email will be sent to you, click on the validation link to activate your account.
  3. Sign in(opens new window) with your credentials.

# Operating Systems

Virtual Machines

Genymotion Desktop cannot be run from a virtual machine as it needs direct access to hardware in order to provide OpenGL acceleration.
Genymotion Desktop will not work if run from a VirtualBox, VMWare, Parallels, Hyper-V or VirtualPC virtual machine.

Genymotion Desktop is compatible with the following operating systems:

# Microsoft Windows

Windows Server edition

Windows Server edition is not supported. Please use Windows 7, 8.x or 10.

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)

Windows 32bit

We do not recommend using Genymotion Desktop on 32bit Windows.
If you still wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Download Genymotion Desktop installer without VirtualBox.
  2. Download and install VirtualBox 5.2.34 from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_5_2(opens new window)
  3. Install Genymotion Desktop

Windows Server edition

Windows Server edition is not supported. Please use Windows 7, 8.x or 10.

Linux distributions

Other distributions than Ubuntu 18.04LTS+, Fedora 27+ and Debian 9+ are not supported.

Virtual Machines

Genymotion Desktop cannot be run from a virtual machine as it needs direct access to hardware in order to provide OpenGL acceleration. Therefore, Genymotion Desktop cannot work when installed and run from VMWare, Parallels, Hyper-V or VirtualPC.

# Hardware

Genymotion Desktop requires that you have the following hardware on your computer:

  • OpenGL 2.0 capable video card, with an up-to-date driver. We recommend the use of one of the following minimum graphic chips:
    • Intel HD Graphics 4000 (2012)
    • Nvidia GeForce 500 Series (2011)
    • ATI Radeon HD 6000 Series (2011)
  • 64 bit CPU, with VT-x or AMD-V capability, enabled in BIOS settings
  • RAM memory: at least 8GB
  • Screen resolution greater than 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Free space on hard disk: 120MB for Genymotion Desktop + 1GB for one virtual device.

Important

If you wish to deploy more than one virtual devices, count 1GB more per device.

# Software

To run virtual devices, you must install Oracle VM VirtualBox. Download the recommended version for your operating system:

Windows users

You do not need to download VirtualBox if you downloaded our installation pack with VirtualBox included.

Linux users

Our recommended distributions (see Operating Systems) all offer a VirtualBox package version which has been tested (please visit our FAQ(opens new window) for details).
If you are using a different distribution, it may not work "out of the box".
Please make sure that your distribution package provides VirtualBox v5.2.32 or above.