Zoom Rooms controller features

Zoom Rooms must be associated with a controller, which can be hosted on an Apple iPad, a Zoom Rooms Controller Appliance (e.g. Neat Pad, Logitech Tap IP), a consumer Android tablet, a Windows 10 tablet, or a Windows-attached USB controller. The only exception is Zoom Rooms for Touch, which have limited controller features built into the touch screen. Zoom Rooms for Touch can function with or without a controller, but for full functionality, pairing it with a controller is recommended. 

Prerequisites for using Zoom Rooms controller features

Note: Zoom recommends using Zoom Rooms Certified Hardware 

How to download the Zoom Rooms controller application

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

No download is required for:
Zoom Rooms Controller Appliances - the application comes bundled with device firmware.
Windows-attached USB controllers - the application comes bundled with Zoom Rooms for Windows


Zoom Rooms support a maximum of ten controllers simultaneously. Zoom Room scheduling displays, web-based controllers, Zoom app desktop controllers, iOS/Android mobile device controllers, and paired Zoom desktop and mobile clients do not count against this limit, as they have their own, separate limits.

FeatureiPadConsumer AndroidWindows UWPAppliance ControllerWindows attached USB
Instant Meeting
Start a new, unscheduled meeting instantly✔ 
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, Gallery, or Active Speaker✔ 
Switch to a different camera from a list✔ 
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 ✔ 
Manage breakout rooms  
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) ✔ 

*For Appliance Controllers that also meet Zoom Rooms Scheduler System Requirements