How to share microphone and camera between Windows and Chrome OS with Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS Enterprise and Education Edition

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Read this article to learn how to allow Windows to use your Chromebook's camera and microphone.

Using Built-in Camera and Microphone in Windows

Available since Chrome OS 90.

Note: Sharing the built-in camera and microphone with Windows is an experimental feature, we do not recommend using it for business-critical tasks. It will be enabled by default in future updates. If you want to try it and leave feedback, click the Feedback icon  in the top right corner of the Windows window.

To give Windows access to the built-in camera and microphone, do the following:

  1. Open Chrome browser.
  2. Enter chrome://flags in the address field.
  3. Enter plugin in the search bar.
  4. Change the options Show Plugin VM camera permissions and Show Plugin VM microphone permissions to Enabled and then click Restart to restart your Chromebook.

  5. After a restart, before starting Parallels Desktop, open Chrome OS settings > Apps Manage AppsParallels Desktop and enable permissions for Microphone and Camera.

  6. Start Parallels Desktop. 

    Note: If you wish to let Windows only access Camera or Microphone, you can follow the steps below and simply enable only one of the respective devices. Also, you can at any moment revoke the permissions, by using Camera and Microphone icons in the top right corner of the Windows window.

    Restarting Parallels Desktop is required to apply the changes.


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