What’s new

New product names

If you’ve been a Citrix customer or partner for a while, you’ll notice new names and editions in our products and documentation.

The new product and component names stem from the expanding Citrix portfolio and cloud strategy.

Implementing this transition in our products and their documentation is an ongoing process. Articles in this product documentation use the following names.

  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops: Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers a virtual app and desktop solution, provided as a cloud service and as an on-premises product, giving employees the freedom to work from anywhere on any device while cutting IT costs. Deliver Windows, Linux, web, and SaaS applications or full virtual desktops from any cloud: public, on premises or hybrid. Virtual Apps and Desktops was formerly XenApp and XenDesktop.

  • Citrix Workspace app: The Citrix Workspace app incorporates existing Citrix Receiver technology as well as the other Citrix Workspace client technologies. It has been enhanced to deliver additional capabilities to provide end users with a unified, contextual experience where they can interact with all the work apps, files, and devices they need to do their best work. For more information, see this blog post.


For more detail about our new names, see https://www.citrix.com/about/citrix-product-guide.

Support for Mac 64-bit architecture

The RealTime Media Engine supports the Citrix Workspace app for Mac 64-bit operating systems.

Support for Chrome OS using Citrix Workspace app 1809 for Android

The RealTime Media Engine supports Intel-based x86 Chromebook devices that can run Android apps (ARC++), used with the minimum version of the Citrix Workspace app 1809 for Android. Both the Workspace app and the RealTime Media Engline are released through the Play Store. For a list of supported Chromebooks and Chromeboxes (only those listed as stable channel), see Chrome OS Systems Supporting Android Apps.

This release of the RealTime Media Engine doesn’t support these features:

  • External USB webcams.

  • Camera encoding USB Video Class (UVC) 1.1.

  • Device enumeration and switching from Skype for Business settings. Only default devices are used.

  • G722.1C, RTAudio, and RTVideo codecs.

  • Human interface devices, auto gain control, and Call Admission Control.

  • In fallback mode, webcam and audio devices are not available because of limitations in the Citrix Workspace app for Android.

  • Simulcast support in multiparty video conference calls.