Zoom Rooms controller features

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Zoom Rooms must be associated with a controller, which can be hosted on an Apple iPad, an Android tablet/Crestron Mercury (which has the same features as an Android tablet) or a Windows 10 tablet. The only exception is for Zoom Room for Touch, which has limited controller features built into the touch screen. Zoom Rooms for Touch can function with or without a controller, but for full functionality, Zoom recommends pairing it with a controller.

Prerequisites for using Zoom Rooms controller features

The Zoom Rooms app runs on the following devices:

  • Apple iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad Mini running iOS version 8.0 or later
  • Android tablet running version 4.0 or later
    • Zoom recommends that you use a device with a screen that is 7 inches or larger
  • Windows tablet running version 10.0.14393 or later
  • Crestron Mercury
  • Polycom Trio
  • For more information, please see Zoom Rooms System Requirements

How to download the Zoom Rooms controller application

Download the Zoom Rooms controller app from the Zoom download page.

No download is required for embedded Android controllers like the Crestron Mercury or Polycom Trio


The following table shows which features are available on each type of controller.

Note: The Zoom Rooms Scheduling Display is available for the Zoom Rooms software for the iPad controller and Android controller. The Zoom Rooms software for the Windows controller does not support the Scheduling Display.  

Feature iPad Android Windows Polycom Trio Logitech Tap
Meet now  
Meet now for a specified duration with selected participants ✔ 
Contact list display for conference rooms and participants (with presence indication)
Meeting list  
Display today’s meeting list ✔ 
Start a scheduled meeting ✔ 
Upcoming meeting alert ✔ 
Join a meeting or webinar using the Meeting ID ✔ 
Use voice commands        
Share via HDMI ✔ 
Share via Airplay ✔ 
Direct share with sharing key ✔ 
Start a meeting while in a screen sharing session ✔ 
Set the duration of a screen sharing session   ✔ 
Optimize full-screen video sharing ✔ 
Start a phone call while in a screen sharing session ✔ 
Direct share with proximity detection
Note - Proximity sharing on the Android Zoom Room Controller is supported on the Galaxy Tab A 8" & 10.1"
Dial out using the keypad ✔ 
Switch from a phone call to a full Zoom video meeting ✔ 
Show call history ✔ 
Show a list of countries to call out to ✔ 
In-meeting controls   
Mute/Unmute microphones in the room ✔ 
Show/Hide local video ✔ 
Change video layout
Choose Thumbnail (for iPad and Android), Gallery, or Active Speaker
Switch to a different camera from a list (iPad and Android) or rotate through all available cameras (Windows) ✔ 
Allow remote control (Zoom client can control Zoom Room's camera) ✔ 
Enable mirroring effect for the camera   ✔ 
Control the meeting volume ✔ 
Make another participant the host ✔ 
Remove a participant from the meeting ✔ 
Allow participants to record the meeting ✔ 
Pin a participant’s video   ✔ 
Spotlight a participant   ✔ 
Move and resize the on-screen video thumbnail during screen share (only available for single screen Zoom Rooms)   ✔ 
Record the meeting to the cloud ✔ 
Mute participants on entry ✔ 
Ask a participant to start their video ✔ 
Stop a participant’s video ✔ 
Claim or reclaim host control of the meeting ✔    ✔ 
Show closed caption text   ✔ 
Device settings  
Select a microphone ✔ 
Select a speaker ✔ 
Select a camera ✔ 
Lock settings ✔ 
Support Multiple MXL USB microphones   ✔ 
Switch to Scheduling Display  ✔      
Power on/off CEC TVs   ✔  ✔ 
Reduce excessive sound reverberation ✔ 
Web settings  
Transform all meetings to private ✔ 
Hide host and meeting ID from private meetings ✔ 
Choose a default call-in country ✔ 
Display end-of-meeting experience feedback survey     ✔ 
Specify telephone only for audio        
Specify 3rd-party audio        
Specify operation time for the controller (CEC)     ✔ 

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