This application provides display and control of Android devices connected on USB (or over TCP/IP). It does not require any root access. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOS.
The Android part requires at least API 21 (Android 5.0).
Make sure you enabled adb debugging on your device(s).
Build and install
Install the required packages from your package manager.
# runtime dependencies sudo apt install ffmpeg libsdl2-2.0.0 # client build dependencies sudo apt install make gcc pkg-config meson \ libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavutil-dev \ libsdl2-dev # server build dependencies sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk
# enable RPM fusion free sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm # client build dependencies sudo dnf install SDL2-devel ffms2-devel meson gcc make # server build dependencies sudo dnf install java
Two AUR packages have been created by users:
For Windows, for simplicity, prebuilt archives with all the dependencies
adb) are available:
Instead, you may want to build it manually.
Cross-compile from Linux
This is the preferred method (and the way the release is built).
From Debian, install mingw:
sudo apt install mingw-w64 mingw-w64-tools
You also need the JDK to build the server:
sudo apt install openjdk-8-jdk
Then generate the releases:
make -f Makefile.CrossWindows
It will generate win32 and win64 releases into
From Windows, you need MSYS2 to build the project. From an MSYS2 terminal, install the required packages:
# runtime dependencies pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-SDL2 \ mingw-w64-x86_64-ffmpeg # client build dependencies pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-make \ mingw-w64-x86_64-gcc \ mingw-w64-x86_64-pkg-config \ mingw-w64-x86_64-meson
For a 32 bits version, replace
# runtime dependencies pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-SDL2 \ mingw-w64-i686-ffmpeg # client build dependencies pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-make \ mingw-w64-i686-gcc \ mingw-w64-i686-pkg-config \ mingw-w64-i686-meson
Java (>= 7) is not available in MSYS2, so if you plan to build the server,
install it manually and make it available from the
The application is available in Homebrew. Just install it:
brew install scrcpy
Instead, you may want to build it manually. Install the packages:
# runtime dependencies brew install sdl2 ffmpeg # client build dependencies brew install pkg-config meson
Additionally, if you want to build the server, install Java 8 from Caskroom, and
make it avaliable from the
brew tap caskroom/versions brew cask install java8 export JAVA_HOME="$(/usr/libexec/java_home --version 1.8)" export PATH="$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH"
Install the Android SDK (Android Studio), and set
its directory. For example:
Clone the project:
git clone https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy cd scrcpy
meson x --buildtype release --strip -Db_lto=true cd x ninja
You can test it from here:
Or you can install it on the system:
sudo ninja install # without sudo on Windows
This installs two files:
Just remove them to "uninstall" the application.
Since the server binary, that will be pushed to the Android device, does not depend on your system and architecture, you may want to use the prebuilt binary instead:
In that case, the build does not require Java or the Android SDK.
Download the prebuilt server somewhere, and specify its path during the Meson configuration:
meson x --buildtype release --strip -Db_lto=true \ -Dprebuilt_server=/path/to/scrcpy-server.jar cd x ninja sudo ninja install
adb must be accessible from your
If everything is ok, just plug an Android device, and execute:
It accepts command-line arguments, listed by:
For example, to decrease video bitrate to 2Mbps (default is 8Mbps):
scrcpy -b 2M
To limit the video dimensions (e.g. if the device is 2540×1440, but the host screen is smaller, or cannot decode such a high definition):
scrcpy -m 1024
If several devices are listed in
adb devices, you must specify the serial:
scrcpy -s 0123456789abcdef
To show physical touches while scrcpy is running:
To run without installing:
./run x [options]
x is your build directory).
|switch fullscreen mode||
|resize window to 1:1 (pixel-perfect)||
|resize window to remove black borders||
|turn screen on||Right-click²|
|paste computer clipboard to device||
|enable/disable FPS counter (on stdout)||
|install APK from computer||drag & drop APK file|
¹Double-click on black borders to remove them.
²Right-click turns the screen on if it was off, presses BACK otherwise.
A colleague challenged me to find a name as unpronounceable as gnirehtet.
strcpy copies a string;
scrcpy copies a screen.
See the FAQ.
Read the developers page.
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