From Genymotion Desktop 3.3.0 onward, it is possible to switch to QEMU hypervisor instead of VirtualBox. Tests have shown that using QEMU on macOS provides better compatibility and performance than VirtualBox.
VirtualBox hypervisor is not available on mac M1 & M2.
Virtual machines, servers and Cloud services (AWS, GCP, Azure, ...)
Genymotion Desktop has been designed to run in a physical environment, not in a virtual machine. For this reason, Genymotion Desktop will not work if run in a macOS VM, a mac server or a macOS Cloud instance.
For more details, please refer to the following articles:
- Can Genymotion Desktop run in a virtual machine?
- Can Genymotion Desktop run on a server?
- Can Genymotion Desktop run in a Cloud service (AWS, Google Cloud, MS Azure, Alibaba, etc.)?
mac M1 and M2 models
Genymotion Desktop 3.4.0 is now compatible with mac M1 and M2 series. If you tried to install Genymotion Desktop 3.3.3 or lower, you first need to purge it before upgrading.
For more details, please refer to this article: Apple Mac M1 and M2 series support
VirtualBox hypervisor is not available on mac M1 & M2 series.
If you are using VirtualBox hypervisor, here are some possible workarounds.
VirtualBox 7.0.8 is the recommended version on macOS Ventura with Genymotion Desktop 3.4.0. Make sure to install VirtualBox 7.0.8 and the latest version of Genymotion Desktop from our website.
VirtualBox is not properly installed
VirtualBox may not be installed properly.
Please refer to the following article for detailed instructions: macOS - An error has occurred while trying to create a virtualbox host-only network interface
If you are using QEMU hypervisor, or running on a mac M1/M2, you need to make sure that macOS firewall does not block local ports connections. We recommend the following settings: