Swivl C Series robot can now be used with Microsoft Surface and other Windows PCs. Please note that currently the windows application is not fully featured and can only be used to pass audio from the markers to the device. The audio from all the markers are also merged together to be compatible with variety of third party applications.
Since we do not have a native app for Windows devices yet, you will require an Android or iOS device to update the firmware of the Swivl. Please follow the link below which explains how to update the firmware on your Swivl.
You will need to do this before you can use your Swivl with a Windows device. Since we release firmware updates which add new features and fix bugs, it’s good to periodically check for updates through your mobile device. Once the firmware is up to date, please follow the instructions below to set it up with your Windows device.
1. Live stream video via Skype/Zoom and use Swivl markers as microphone input
2. Record video on your local machine using the Camera app in Windows 10 and use Swivl markers as microphone input
Here is the link to download the Swivl Control App for Windows devices in and you can find the instructions for set up in the link below it:
1. Download the Swivl driver and configuration utility.
2. Install the application on the device that you wish to use Swivl with. If the Windows smartscreen filter pops up, please click on “More info” and then click “Run Anyway”
3. Run “Swivl Control” application from the start menu or the desktop shortcut.
4. Connect your Swivl to the device using a micro USB cable and turn it on.
5. Windows should automatically install drivers for the Swivl.
6. If everything was setup correctly, the taskbar icon will show that the Swivl is connected.
7. You can also verify by right clicking on the sound icon and clicking on Recording devices. You should see a device called “Swivl Audio Interface” under both the recording and playback tabs.
8. You can now use the Swivl as your audio input/output device in the app that you would like to use.
Tracking can be enabled/disabled by pressing the center button on the marker when the Swivl is connected to the Windows device and the Swivl control service is running.
When the Swivl is connected to a Windows PC, the audio from all the markers are merged and mixed down to a single channel. However you can adjust the microphone gains for the primary marker and secondary markers (combined) by right clicking on the Swivl taskbar icon and clicking on settings.
USB Audio out:
Swivl can also be used as an audio output device in two ways depending on the use case:
- By connecting a USB speaker to the Swivl base
- By connecting a headset to the primary marker of the Swivl
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