VirtualHere USB Server

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4.0
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About this app

The VirtualHere USB Server will turn your Android Phone/Tablet/TV/PC/Shield/Embedded device into a USB Server.

It is written as a C native complied binary (not java) for increased performance. It will utilize multiple CPU cores if available.

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In Trial mode, this app will support sharing one USB device seven times. If you want to continue to use the app and have advanced features like sharing more than 3+ devices from a single Android server, or running the client as a service, please purchase a license from https://www.virtualhere.com/android

Alternatively, if you purchase via the Play Store, the license is limited to sharing 3 usb devices at a time on an Android device.

(Just like any other App in the Play Store there is usually a refund time-period, check the Play Store terms and conditions)

Clients are available for Windows, Linux and OSX.

The VirtualHere USB Server removes the need for an actual USB cable and instead transmits USB signals over a wireless or wired network. The USB device appears as if it was directly attached to a client machine even though it is remotely plugged into your android device. All existing client drivers work as is, the client machine doesn't know the difference! Its like replacing the USB cable with a network connection (or alternatively giving a USB device an IP address)

For example:

1. Remotely control your digital camera by plugging it into your phone and controlling it remotely via a desktop
2. Turn any printer into a wireless printer
3. Use USB devices in virtual machines
4. Plug in your gaming controller and remotely play streaming games over the LAN or Internet
5. Use a USB-to-serial converter to remotely access serial devices
6. Use USB devices in the cloud. Plug in the device and it can be directly used from a cloud server with no special programming required!
7. Mount USB drives connected to your android device directly in windows/linux/osx

Your Android device needs to have USB host abilities (most larger or new devices have this). Also you may need to buy a Micro-USB OTG to Host adapter if you only have a Micro-USB plug.

The client software is available for download from https://www.virtualhere.com/usb_client_software

The first screenshot shows a USB webcam plugged into a remote Android Device and being used on a local Windows machine. i.e converting a normal webcam into an IP webcam. When sharing a webcam it is recommended your Android device connects via Ethernet for minimum network latency.

The next screenshot shows a Apple Mac machine accessing a FTDI serial device that is plugged into a remote android device. ie. serial over IP
Updated on
Apr 9, 2024

Data safety

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This app may collect these data types
Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.0
304 reviews
A Google user
October 15, 2018
This app is one of a kind. Very easy to use & connect things together. Everything feels nice & polished & rather geeky. There are minor delay in input registering, but that's probably due to the lag in the network. It would be great if this could have android clients as well as in An2An remote, then it would simply be perfect. Also if possible, bluetooth connections would be nice too, since they seem rather stable compared to wifi. Thank you!
29 people found this review helpful
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Aj
October 6, 2023
License is bad, download an older version. Honestly the app is fine but for it to only allow you 7 times to connect to it before it blocks access behind a license is scummy. The license is too expensive and locked to one device, (no transfers from what I've read online). If you really want to use this app without the license download an older version i.e. 3.6.2 that's what I'm using now and it has unlimited connects at least for one device, I haven't tried to plug multiple things in.
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Sven