VirtualHere USB Server

VirtualHere USB Server


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The VirtualHere USB Server will turn your Android phone/tablet/TV-stick/embedded device into a USB Server.

The VirtualHere USB Server removes the need for an actual USB cable and instead transmits USB signals over a wireless or wired network. The USB device appears as if it was directly attached to a client machine even though it is remotely plugged into your android device. All existing client drivers work as is, the client machine doesn't know the difference!

This is really useful for making any existing USB device remotely accessible, making its functionality usable over a LAN network or the Internet.

For example:

1. Remotely control your digital camera by plugging it into your phone and controlling it remotely via a desktop
2. Turn any printer into a wireless printer
3. Use USB devices in virtual machines
4. Plug in your gaming controller and remotely play streaming games over the Internet.
5. Use a USB-to-serial converter to remotely access serial devices
6. Use USB devices in the cloud. Plug in the device and it can be directly used from a cloud server with no special programming required!

Your Android device needs to have USB host abilities (most larger or new devices have this). Also you may need to buy a Micro-USB OTG to Host adapter if you only have a Micro-USB plug.

The client software is available for download from

This Free Edition is limited to sharing one USB device.

The first screenshot shows a USB webcam plugged into a remote Android Device and being used on a local Windows machine. i.e converting a normal webcam into an IP webcam

The next screenshot shows a Apple Mac machine accessing a FTDI serial device that is plugged into a remote android device. ie. serial over IP

Tags: virtualhere usb.

Recently changed in this version

Fixed race condition on device connection/disconnection

Comments and ratings for VirtualHere USB Server
  • (37 stars)

    by Jonna Cunanan on 07/02/2015


  • (37 stars)

    by Arun Kumar on 21/11/2014

    I was searching for a long time for a app like this. Will come in handy many times. For now I will use it for my controller Edit:worked only once not working now :(

  • (37 stars)

    by Jabez Winston on 17/06/2014

    Applications are numerous and this app has tremendous potential!!!

  • (37 stars)

    by Johnny Chen on 01/06/2014

    This is a great piece of software. I've been using the Raspberry Pi version and now that there is a Android version, it makes it even easier to share USB devices around the house using my android TV box. Thanks for all the hard work that went into this.