How to access your computer from your Android smartphone or tablet using Chrome Remote Desktop
- A computer running Chrome. It can be a Mac, a Windows machine, or a Chromebook. (Linux support should be on its way)
- An Android device running Android 4.0 or above
- An active internet connection on both devices. Note that having both devices connected to the same local network won't bypass this requirement
- To be logged in with the same Google account on both the Android device and the Chrome browser on the computer you're about to control remotely
- A few minutes of spare time
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How to control a computer remotely from an Android device using Chrome Remote Desktop
1. Download the Chrome Remote Desktop browser extension
2. Authorize the software to access your computer
3. Get started
4. Create a PIN
5. Install the Remote Desktop Host app
6. Enter your PIN
7. Download Chrome Remote Desktop for Android
8. Log in
1. stevez444 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 May 2014)
This looks like a good option. Quick question. I have my home PC set to go to sleep when not in use. Will this wake the home PC when I try and access it from my phone?
8. Nick_T (Posts: 141; Member since: 27 May 2011)
Nope, at least not on Windows 7. The PC gets disconnected from the internet when it is in sleep mode, and the Chrome remote desktop app requires internet access to work. As far as I remember, TeamViewer has wake on LAN support so it could be a better solution in your particular case.
2. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I remember a couple years back I had an app that allowed me to download any file from PC to phone and I could even watch a movie or listen to music that was stored on my PC...forget the app now...lol
3. magnanimus (Posts: 219; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Pushbullet or Airdroid? Both these apps can do that.
5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
How is it android???
Cuz I have used it in PC...and it was good to go...
6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Its awesome..... Works as advertised
7. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Most I tried over the years were either:
Or o\if it worked good, expensive.
Hope Google nailed it with this.
9. xche78x (Posts: 100; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)
now update it and show pics of android tablets with 1024x600, 1280x720, 1280x800, 1080p and 2560x1440/1600 resolutions so we can see if windows can match the tablets native resolutions properly... so i have a reason to get a nexus 7 2013 or lg gpad...
i also wanna see how microsoft remote desktop works on retina ipads, my ipad mini 1024x768 is just blocky...