Lifecycle Milestones for Citrix Receiver

Specific lifecycle milestone dates for each release of the Citrix Receiver are posted within the Lifecycle dates for Citrix Receiver section. The products follow the typical lifecycle policies described in more detail on the Lifecycle Milestones pages. Citrix Receivers adopted a new Servicing Options release strategy starting with XenApp and XenDesktop 7.15 LTSR. General guidance regarding lifecycle milestones for each release strategy is defined below. Citrix Receivers are not eligible for the Extended Support Program. Citrix Receivers are supported only on operating systems versions that are supported by their manufacturer.

Citrix Receiver Current Releases Lifecycle

Citrix applies the following product lifecycle strategy to Current Releases (CR) of Citrix Receivers on all platforms:  Current Releases (N) will typically reach End of Maintenance (EOM) after the release of new Current Release (N+1).  Desktop Receivers such as Citrix Receiver for Windows, Mac and Linux are typically released on a quarterly cadence.  Maintenance will be provided on the latest Current Release. Current Releases will reach End of Life (EOL) 18 months after the release date. The product release dates are noted on the Lifecycle dates section.

For Citrix Receiver for iOS, Android, UWP, Chrome and HTML5, customers that remain current in a Citrix Technical Support program receive 24x7x365 worldwide support for the version of Receivers that are currently available from the respective vendor app store. Code-level maintenance is provided with the next version made available in the respective vendor app store.

Receiver for Windows Long Term Service Release

Citrix offers Long Term Service Releases for Receiver for Windows as a benefit of Customer Success Select program. Citrix will designate a specific version of Citrix Receiver for Windows as a Long Term Service Release (LTSR) version. Each LTSR version will have a three-year lifecycle. The active maintenance period will end when the next LTSR version is designated. A new LTSR version will be designated approximately every 18-24 months.

During the active maintenance period, a regular cadence of Cumulative Updates (CUs) will be released. These CUs will typically contain fixes, devoid of new functionality, allowing customers to retain the same base version for an extended period of time. The release of a CU for an LTSR version will define a new maintenance baseline and customers will be required to move to the latest CU to receive continued maintenance. After the End of Maintenance (EOM) date for a specific LTSR version, no new Cumulative Updates will be provided for that base version. Citrix customers will be required to upgrade to the new LTSR base version established which might contain new functionality.

This program is limited to Receiver for Windows and is different from the XenApp and XenDesktop Long Term Service Release program. The current LTSR version for Receiver for Windows is 4.9. Please refer to the lifecycle milestones chart for the lifecycle dates for the current LTSR version.

Lifecycle dates for Citrix Receiver

The tables below list the major versions of the Receivers and their related components along with their minimum lifecycle dates:

Lifecycle Phases: GA (General Availability), EOM (End of Maintenance), EOL (End of Life). For definitions of these terms, click here.

Citrix Receiver for Windows Current Releases

Component Name   Version GA Date EOM Date EOL Date
Receiver for Windows*
(Current Release)
4.8 19-Jun-17 15-Aug-17 19-Dec-18
Receiver for Windows*
(Current Release)
4.7 20-Mar-17
19-Jun-17
20-Sep-18
Receiver for Windows* 4.6 7-Dec-16
20-Mar-17
7-Jun-18
Receiver for Windows* 
4.5 14-Sep-16
7-Dec-16
14-Mar-18
Receiver for Windows*
(view detailed lifecycle information)
4.0-4.3 26-Jun-13
26-Jun-16
26-Jun-17

* Please note that Receiver Desktop Lock is a feature of Receiver for Windows and has the same lifecycle.
** The next release is the next versioned release (for example, Citrix Receiver 4.x for Windows).

Citrix Receiver for Windows Long Term Service Releases

Component Name   Version GA Date EOM Date EOL Date
Receiver for Windows
4.9 15-Aug-17
Next LTSR Release***
15-Aug-20
Receiver for Windows 4.4.x 20-Dec-15
15-Aug-17
20-Dec-18

*** The next LTSR release refers to the new Receiver for Windows Long Term Service Release Baseline. Existing Receiver for Windows Long Term Service Release (LTSR) will be maintained through Cumulative Updates (for example, 4.4.1000, 4.4.2000, etc.).

Component Name Version GA Date
EOM Date
EOL Date
Receiver for Mac 12.6 19-Jun-17 Upon next release 19-Dec-18
Receiver for Mac 12.0-12.5 30-Jun-15 N/A 19-Dec-18
Receiver for Mac**
(view detailed lifecycle information)
11.x 15-Sep-09 15-Nov-15 15-Nov-16

** Early versions were called Online plug-in for Mac

Succession Notes
Receiver for Mac 11.3 succeeded the Online Plug-in for Mac 11.2 in 2011.

Beginning with version 11.7, Receiver for Mac no longer can be deployed with Receiver (Updater) for Mac.

Component Name   Version GA Date
EOM Date
EOL Date
Receiver for Linux 13.6 11-Jul-17 Next Release 11-Jan-19
Receiver for Linux 13.0-13.5 12-Nov-13 N/A 11-Jan-19
Component Name
Version GA Date EOM Date EOL Date
Receiver for HTML5 2.5 27-Jul-17 Next Release
27-Jan-18
Receiver for HTML5 2.0-2.4 22-Apr-16 N/A 27-Jan-18
Receiver for HTML5 1.x 30-Oct-13 N/A 30-Oct-17
Component Name   Version GA Date EOM Date EOL Date
Online plug-in for Windows 12.x 24-Mar-10 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-14
Receiver Updater for Windows 3.x 24-Aug-11 24-Aug-14 24-Aug-15
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 2.x 26-Aug-10 26-Aug-13 26-Aug-14
Receiver (Updater) for Windows 1.x 30-May-09 30-May-12 30-May-13
Self Service plug-in 2.x 20-Dec-10 20-Dec-13 20-Dec-14
Component Name Version GA Date
EOM Date
EOL Date
Receiver (Updater) for Mac 2.x 26-Aug-10 26-Aug-13 26-Aug-14
Component Name   Version GA Date
EOM Date
EOL Date
Receiver for Linux 12.x 24-Aug-11 12-Nov-14 12-Nov-15
Receiver for Linux 11.x 31-Jan-09 31-Jan-12 31-Jan-13
Component Name Version GA Date
EOM Date EOL Date
Receiver for Java 10.x 15-Mar-10 15-Mar-13 15-Mar-14
Component Name Version GA Date
EOM Date
EOL Date
WinCE Client 12.x 24-Aug-11
12-Nov-14
12-Nov-15
WinCE Client 11.x 31-Jan-09
31-Jan-12
31-Jan-13
Component Name
Version GA Date
EOM Date
EOL Date
Windows Mobile 11.x 17-Sep-10 17-Sep-13 17-Sep-14
Component Name Version GA Date
EOM Date EOL Date
Receiver for Windows 8/RT* 1.x Mar-13 19-Oct-16 19-Apr-17

* Citrix will provide the Receiver for Windows 8/RT app in the Windows Store until EOL date declared above.   Also the replacement of the existing version in the store with an updated version will be at full discretion of Citrix.

Component Name Version GA Date
EOM Date EOL Date
Receiver for Windows Phone 8.x 1.x Aug-13 11-Jul-17 11-Jul-17

* The EOM and EOL dates align with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 lifecycle.

Component Name Version GA Date
EOM Date
EOL Date
 Solaris/x86 8.x 30-Jun-10 31-Dec-13 31-Dec-13
Solaris/Sparc 8.x 30-Jun-10 31-Dec-13 31-Dec-13
Component Name
Version/Model Language NSC EOS EOM EOL
Receiver for Blackberry** All Multiple 24-Sept-15 29-Feb-16 29-Feb-16 29-Feb-16

** Please note that although the app will remain in Blackberry World until the EOS date of 29-Feb-16, Citrix recommends that new users stop installing the app on 30-Nov-15.

Note: The Product Lifecycle Support Policy is intended exclusively for the benefit of Citrix customers with respect to the products they purchase. It is not intended to benefit any third parties or apply to any third party products. Citrix reserves the right to make changes to its Product Lifecycle Support Policy, for all products or a particular product, at its sole discretion, from time to time, as business needs require, without notice.  The Product Lifecycle Support Policy web pages will be updated with respect to any changes as of their effective date.

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