This article applies to IoT users who are using the TeamViewer Application running on Windows OS to remotely access the web interface of their IoT Device
TeamViewer uses the browser engine of the Internet Explorer (IE) to render the web content of the Remote AppControl tab in the IoT remote sessions.
Starting with version 15.9, TeamViewer will support the Microsoft Edge WebView2 technology for the IoT Devices.
Microsoft Edge WebView2 is a Chromium-based web control that can handle web technologies not being supported by IE.
Please note that this feature is based on functionality provided by Microsoft, which is still in an evaluation phase. As a result, unexpected behavior and malfunctions may occur.
The feature should therefore not be activated for the operation of production or live systems.
The support of the Microsoft Edge WebView2 in TeamViewer is provided in a preview mode. It is intended for early prototyping and testing. The stable version will be provided as soon as the WebView2 Runtime will be released.
For more information on the Webview2 release plan please review the Microsoft Edge WebView2 roadmap.
A Windows (7, 8.1, 10) machine, with TeamViewer v15.9 or higher.
A Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime installed.
An IoT Device with a running web application
How to Activate the New Browser Engine
Before you switch to the new browser engine please make sure that you have the Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime installed on your machine. If it is already installed you can skip this step.
There is a chance that your machine already has this component as it could come with other applications using WebView2 technology.
The WebView2 also comes with Microsoft Edge Insider builds that include the latest fixes by Microsoft. That is why we also recommend installing Microsoft Edge Canary Channel instead of Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime.
For 32-bit operating systems, you need to install the Microsoft Edge Canary.
Open TeamViewer Application and navigate to Extras->Options->Advanced->Show advanced options->IoT options. Enable the checkbox for the Use Microsoft Edge WebView2 for Remote AppControl.
On your next connection to the IoT device, Microsoft Edge WebView2 will be used to display the web content.
Below is an example of using the old and the new browser engines for the Remote AppControl tab.