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How to setup a connection for Local Testing?

Connections for Local Testing can be set up in one of two ways:

1. Local Desktop App for Windows & macOS: Our Local desktop app is the easiest way to set up connections for Local Testing for Live & App Live. When using BrowserStack Live/App Live for the first time, the user is prompted to install the Local desktop app right after signing in. Otherwise, it can be added and installed by clicking on ‘Local’ button on the dock that appears on remote browsers. After that, URLs work out of the box from the remote browser, as they would in your local machine. 

To set up the connection you have to follow these 2 simple steps: –

1. Download and install the applications from these links

    If you are using a Windows machine, download here

    If you are using a Mac machine, download here

2. Launch the application and start a Live/App Live session. Local will automatically connect.

If you are still facing issues connecting or opening your URL please open the Local Console after launching the application and follow the setup guides.


2. Local Binary: This method is recommended for Automate/App Automate products or if you are doing Live/App Live testing using a Linux OS(Native application is not available). This type of connection is established using a binary executed from your command-line interface. The parameters of the connection are passed through the statement, and an active testing session is created. 

Download Links

PlatformLink
Macdownload
Linux 32 bitdownload
Linux 64 bitdownload
Windowsdownload

While the Desktop App is specific to Windows & macOS, the Binary will work with every operating system. 

You can find more detailed instructions in our Local Testing documentation.