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. When using BrowserStack 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.

2. Local Binary: 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.

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.