Sharing content in Zoom Rooms

Last Updated:

Zoom Rooms allow multiple methods of sharing content in and out of meetings. Review the different options available and determine which will be most effective for your situation. 

Sharing method comparison

  Direct share Airplay HDMI
Specific application   No No
PPT/Keynote presenter mode with notes    
(extended desktop)


Maximum resolution and framerate

  Direct share Airplay HDMI
Screen content 720p/30
4k/10 (PC ZR)
4k/10 (Windows ZR)
1080p/30  720p/30
Video content 720p/30  720p/30  720p/30 


Video source (camera) 1080p/30 1080p/30 1080p/30 1080p/30**

*Requires the Optimize Full-screen Video Sharing screen share setting to be enabled on the room controller and a wired HDMI sharing capture card supporting 60fps capture. Supported on Win/Mac for Zoom Rooms version 5.14.0 or higher
**Zoom Rooms Appliance HDMI-input video is capable of 1080p/30 if the Optimize Full-screen Video Sharing screen share setting is enabled on the room controller. When this setting is disabled, the maximum is 1080p/15.

Note: Both video and audio will be disabled on your laptop or mobile device by default when initiating a screen share from the Zoom Room controller.

Other screen sharing articles

Zoom Community

Join the 100K+ other members in the Zoom Community! Login with your Zoom account credentials and start collaborating.