What Devices Work With Zwift?

Zwift is a fun virtual training software for cyclists, runners, and triathletes. Zwift allows users to navigate virtual worlds while riding their bicycles on stationary trainers. 

Players may bike about the game environment at their leisure and participate in organised group rides, races, or exercises with other players.

These players inspire and assist you whether you’re preparing for a triathlon, a bicycle event, or simply indulging for the purpose of health and mental well-being.

Zwift always touts its support for smart trainers, but the real question is what devices work with zwift? Let’s find out.

Which devices are compatible with Zwift?

Zwift has separate requirements for different devices that its application could be found on.

Computer Requirements

 
Minimum
Optimal
OS
Microsoft® Windows 10 64bit or higher, or macOS® 10.121
Current versions of Microsoft® Windows 64bit, or macOS®
CPU
Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Athlon™
Intel® Core™ i7 or AMD Ryzen™
RAM
8GB
8GB
GPU
1GB dedicated GPU, or embedded Intel® HD 4000 or AMD R5
2GB Radeon™ R9 290 series, or NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 970
Hard Drive
4GB of free space
4GB of free space
Bluetooth
Version 4.0 or greater
Version 4.0 or greater

Smartphone/Tablet requirements

Device
Requirements
Android®
Android® 7.0 or higher Arm64-v8a ABI (Arm64 architecture)At least 1 Gig of Ram OpenGL ES 3.0 or higher Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher
iPhone® SE, iPhone®5S, or higher
iOS® 12.0 or higher At least 1 Gig of Ram Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher
iPad® Air or higher, iPad® Pro or higher, iPad mini® 2 or higher, or iPod 6 or higher
iOS®12.0 or higher At least 1 Gig of Ram Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher
Apple TV®
4th generation or higher Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher

What is the best device to run Zwift on?

As per the requirements listing above, you realise there are quite the number of devices which could run the software with ease. Before we give you our verdict, we’d brief you about the devices.

Laptop

A powerful laptop is a versatile choice for riding on Zwift, but the good news is that many of us already have a laptop that satisfies the minimum requirement, and when shopping, it is best to look for a gaming laptop.

If you own a laptop already, and it does not meet the minimum requirements, it would be a costly investment to get a new laptop just for zwift.

Tablet

A tablet could be considered as the perfect device for zwift. It has a larger display than a smartphone, it could be mounted close to you, and they have great battery life, which is important if you are participating in longer marathon sessions.

Smartphone

A smartphone is best used as a companion, because of the tiny size of a phone’s battery. Unless your session is brief, you’ll need to devise a method of charging it while on the bike.

The most significant drawback is that you will not be able to utilise the companion app while riding. Not being able to use some features which enhance gaming experience is a shame.

Can I put Zwift On My Smart TV?

Smart TVs do not directly support the zwift application. One has to download the app on their smart device and cast their display to the TV before booting the program.

This procedure works but one needs’ to be tech savvy to make the configuration work.

Can You Run Zwift On Roku?

Just like the Smart TVs, zwift does not support Roku devices, and your only way of loading it is through casting your android to your Roku TV.

How Does Zwift Work With Apple TV?

Apple Tv is one of the devices supported by Zwift and could be downloaded from the app store.

  • Open App store and search zwift
  • Download and open app
  • Login/create an account
  • Sensor/device pairing
  • Choose trainer and follow the steps to complete the setup

Does Zwift Run On iPad?

Yes, an iPad would run zwift easily.

Can I Use Zwift On Xbox?

The Xbox gaming console does not support zwift. Game console’s have not been listed by zwift.

Can I Use Zwift On My Laptop?

Yes, you could use zwift with your laptop, however the laptop needs to be a gaming pc, since zwift requires some extra GPU horsepower, especially if you want to run in 1440P or 2160P.

Will Zwift Run On Chromebook?

Zwift is not compatible with Chrome OS, thus your Chromebook laptop will not operate. Despite the fact that Chromebooks can run Google Play Store, they do not support all of the apps offered.

Can You Use Zwift On A Kindle Fire?

No, not just now. You cannot use the companion app to run zwift. The zwift app is currently unavailable.

Can You Use Zwift With Just An iPhone?

Zwift is compatible with any iOS device running version 9.0 or above.

Philip spends most of days reading and playing with tech. A professional reviewer and lover of all things tech!

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