Genymotion Requirements

This section lists the prerequisites for an optimal use of Genymotion.

Operating system

Genymotion is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10 (32 or 64 bit);
  • macOS 10.9 or above;
  • Linux Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) (64 bit) or above;
  • Linux Debian 9 (Stretch) (64 bit);
  • Linux Fedora 27 (64 bit).

Alert: Genymotion cannot be run from a virtual machine. Indeed, it needs a direct access to the hardware in order to provide OpenGL acceleration. Running Genymotion from a virtual machine prevents it to directly access the hardware components. Therefore, Genymotion is incompatible when installed from VMWare, Parallels, Hyper-V or VirtualPC.


Genymotion requires that you have the following hardware on your computer:

    • OpenGL 2.0 capable video card, with an up-to-date driver. We recommend the use of one of the following minimum graphic chips: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (2012), Nvidia GeForce 500 Series (2011), ATI Radeon HD 6000 Series (2011);
    • 64 bit CPU, with VT-x or AMD-V capability, enabled in BIOS settings;
    • RAM memory: at least 2GB;
    • Screen resolution greater than 1024 x 768 pixels;
    • Free space on hard disk: at least 100MB.

Note: A minimum of 2GB of free space is required to deploy a virtual device. You might need more than 8GB depending on your use of the virtual devices and the applications you have installed.


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