Early last year, we released the Citrix Ready workspace hub, a state-of-the-art, enterprise-grade endpoint device that enables users to access Citrix sessions. With the Citrix Ready workspace hub, Citrix sessions running on a mobile device can be cast to any large display connected to a workspace hub, improving collaboration while maintaining security controls.

With the Citrix Ready workspace hub 1904 software update, we took things a step further and enabled customers to use the hub to cast their Citrix session even more smoothly, with Browser Content Redirection. Now we’ve gone one better, with the release of the 1906 software update for the Citrix workspace hub and the Citrix Workspace app, which allows the use of peripheral devices when screen casting.

These enhancements provide the most benefits to two types of users:

  1. Customers who want to use a keyboard and mouse connected to a Citrix workspace hub device and work away from their mobile device after screen casting.
  2. Citrix Workspace hub users like receptionists or bank tellers who share screens with their customers and require them to input information into a kiosk.

This feature takes effect by default after upgrading the Citrix workspace hub and the Citrix Workspace app to the 1906 release.

For Mac users, you’ll need to grant permission to simulate the keyboard and mouse. This means with macOS versions 10.14 (or later), you must allow the app — Citrix Casting — to control the computer. You’ll need to open “System Preferences” and click “Security & Privacy.” After allowing “Citrix Casting” to control the computer, the function will be available on your laptop.

Currently, when a customer is using a keyboard connected to the Citrix Ready workspace hub, the default keyboard layout is the U.S. layout and cannot be changed. We plan to address this in a future release.

Learn more about what’s new for the Citrix workspace hub with the 1906 release. Read more about the Citrix Ready workspace hub, and check out the product documentation.