Testing a Zoom Room setup

This post was most recently updated on July 22nd, 2022

Zoom Room can be set up without a license if you wish to test the Zoom Room’s functionality or to join meetings without paying for a license. In an unlicensed room, you will only be able to use a limited number of functions when testing or joining a meeting. The capability of sending and receiving video and audio will be available to you. Nevertheless, you are not able to invite participants to the event, record the event, or share the content with others.

It is possible to remotely test a Zoom Room if you have already signed into a Zoom Rooms display, by using the web-based Zoom Rooms controller.

This article covers:

  • How to set up a Zoom Room for testing
  • How to start a test meeting
  • How to join a meeting

Prerequisites for testing a Zoom Room setup

  • Version 5.1.0 of Zoom Rooms or a higher version is required
  • There is an app for Zoom Rooms Controller that is compatible with iOS versions 5.1.0 and later
  • Android version 5.1.0 or later is required to use the Zoom Rooms Controller app

How to set up a Zoom Room for testing

  1. You should install both Zoom Rooms for Conference Room on the computer and Zoom Rooms app on the control device in order to set up Zoom Rooms for Conference Room.
  2. On your computer, open the Zoom Rooms application and log in with your Zoom account.
  3. On the controller, you will need to open the Zoom Rooms application.
    As soon as the pairing code is displayed, the computer will pair with the device.
  4. On the controller, enter the following code.
    Upon launching a Zoom Room, you will be able to join a meeting or launch a test meeting in your Zoom Room.

How to start a test meeting

By tapping Start a Test Meeting on the controller, you can start a test meeting with limited functionality. Video and audio can be sent and received during a test meeting. Participants cannot be invited, recordings cannot be made, and content cannot be shared.

How to join a meeting

An unlicensed room can be used to join a meeting. You can share video and audio, as well as view other people’s screens. Participants cannot be invited, recordings cannot be made, and sharing of content cannot be done.

  1. Click Join.
  2. Please enter the meeting ID.
  3. Click on the Join button.