Getting started with Zoom for Home

This post was most recently updated on July 21st, 2022

Users can participate in meetings from their home workspace with a dedicated device using Zoom for Home. Individual users or IT departments can purchase and set up the solution, which features integrated audio/video conferencing and wireless screen sharing. Zoom accounts and supported devices are required to get started.

This article covers:

  • Setup preparations
  • Basic setup
    • Pairing code with web browser
    • Sign in with email
    • Setting a Screen Lock Passcode and Configuring Auto Lock
  • How to provision Zoom for Home devices
  • Using Zoom for Home

Prerequisites for using Zoom for Home

  • Account on Zoom
  • Version 5.1.2 or higher of Zoom Rooms for Appliances
  • Version 5.9.0 or higher of Zoom Room for macOS
  • Version 5.9.1 or higher of Zoom Rooms for Windows
  • The following smart display devices are supported: Amazon Echo Show 8, Amazon Echo Show 10, Portal from Facebook, Portal TV from Facebook, or Google Nest Hub Max.

Setup preparations

  1. Your Zoom for Home setup needs a space to be set up.
  2. You will need a device that is supported by Zoom for Home – DTEN Me, such as a Zoom for Home – DTEN Me.
  3. Those who have not yet signed up for a Zoom account or those who have not been provided with one by their organization need to sign up if they have not already. As far as Zoom for Home is concerned, there is no special license required to be able to use it. It is available to any user, regardless of whether they are a Basic, Pro, Business, or Enterprise level.

Basic setup

  1. Select the area where you want to place your device. Connect the device to the Internet after turning it on and completing the initial setup wizard.
  2. The Sign In button can be found on the home screen of the Zoom application.
    Note:
  3. You will need to manually launch the Zoom app on Zoom for Home smart displays.
  4. Sign in using one of the following methods:

Pairing code with web browser

  • Using single sign-on (SSO) is required in your organization. Open a web browser on another device and note the pairing code displayed on the screen.
  • You can enter the pairing code by visiting www.zoom.us/pair.
  • If you attempt to sign in using Zoom for Home, the device will prompt you for confirmation. Then tap Yes, I’m here.
  • Setup will complete automatically if you are performing it yourself. From the list displayed, tap the Personal Zoom Room that your organization has allocated for you.

Sign in with email

  1. Sign in with your Zoom account email address and password.
  2. Setup will be automatically completed if you perform it yourself. From the list displayed, tap on the Personal Zoom Room your organization has set up for you.

Setting a Screen Lock Passcode and Configuring Auto Lock

When away from your desk, you can set a passcode or set your device to automatically lock if you forget to do so.

Note: Screen lock passcodes may be required by your organization.

  1. You should be prompted to set a passcode for the screen lock once you’ve completed the initial sign-in process. On the lower right corner of the screen, tap settings if you choose the setup later option.
  2. Lock the screen by tapping it. Confirm your decision by creating a passcode and entering it again.
  3. Select a timeout threshold from the settings page and tap Auto Lock Screen After Inactivity to automatically lock the device after inactivity. The device will have to be manually locked every time if you choose Never auto lock.
  4. Your device can be manually locked by tapping the lock icon in the lower right corner.

How to provision Zoom for Home devices

Zoom for Home administrator options for pre-provisioning devices can be found in our guide

Using Zoom for Home

You can join any meeting you are scheduled to attend after signing in on your device. Here are some articles where you can learn more about specific features:

  • Setting up the calendar
  • ID for personal meetings
  • How to use the whiteboard
  • Sharing a screen
  • Recordings in the cloud
  • Controls for meetings