BrowserStack Local

BrowserStack Local

BrowserStack Local lets you test local servers & HTML, CSS and JS files in 700+ real desktop and mobile browsers, across 11 OSes.

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What is BrowserStack Local?

BrowserStack Local is a Chrome extension that enables developers to test local servers, HTML, CSS, and JS files on over 700 real desktop and mobile browsers across 11 operating systems. It establishes a secure connection between your machine and the BrowserStack cloud, making all URLs accessible from remote browsers. A BrowserStack account is required to use this extension. Note: This application has been deprecated and replaced with a new setup.

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Rating: 3.04 (272)
Version: 16.8 (Last updated: 2022-09-14)
Creation date: 2020-02-28
Manifest version: 2
  • {"socket":["tcp-connect","tcp-listen"]}
  • https://**
  • https://**
  • {"fileSystem":["write","retainEntries","directory"]}
  • clipboardWrite
  • app.window
  • storage
Size: 56.57K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

This application has been deprecated. We recommend you discontinue using it. Please follow this guide - - to continue with BrowserStack Local testing without any interruptions.

This extension enables you to instantly configure and test local, internal servers, as well as local folders containing HTML, CSS and JavaScript files. To start using it, install BrowserStack Local, go to your Browser Live dashboard, click on the ‘Settings’ button on the dock, and select ‘Resolve all URLs through my network’ under ‘Local’ . A secure connection will be established between your machine and the BrowserStack cloud, and all URLs will work out of the box from any remote browser as they would on your local machine. Now start testing your layouts, workflows and interactivity on the BrowserStack cloud of 2000+ real desktop and mobile browsers and operating systems!

NOTE: You need to have a BrowserStack account to use this Chrome extension. Sign up today to try Browser Live for free:

App Requirements: Google Chrome version 31+

ABOUT BROWSER LIVE Browser Live is a cloud cross-browser testing platform for websites. Developers and quality engineers can interactively test and debug in more than 1,200 on-demand real mobile and desktop browsers and operating systems, without the hassle of setting up and maintaining an internal lab of devices and VMs. Learn more at:


  • LOCAL TESTING: Test internal development and staging environments on our remote browsers, including local folders containing HTML, CSS and JavaScript files. Learn more at:

  • EXHAUSTIVE COVERAGE: Test in all legacy versions of Internet Explorer (IE6 - IE11), latest beta and developer releases (Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Yandex) and a wide range of real iOS and Android devices. View a list of supported browsers, platforms and devices:

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  • Ease of installation
  • Non-functional
  • Awful website
  • Connection issues
  • Frequent shutdowns
  • Difficult to uninstall
  • Slow
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work
  • Slow
  • Connection issues
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Risk impact

BrowserStack Local may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

BrowserStack Local has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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