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How to access your computer from your Android smartphone or tablet using Chrome Remote Desktop

0. phoneArena 02 May 2014, 06:43 posted on

A couple of weeks ago, Google brought its Chrome Remote Desktop client to Android. Since then, the software has been downloaded over half a million times, and its user rating stands at a solid 4.4 points as of this writing. And that doesn't really come as a surprise – Google's software is reliable, useful, and relatively easy to set up. In fact, we've been using it for several days now without any problems. Want to try Google's Chrome Remote Desktop yourself? Cool! We've put together a how-to guide that will walk you through the process of setting up a computer for use with the Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android...

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posted on 02 May 2014, 07:47 1

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?

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:35 2

8. Nick_T (Posts: 154; 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.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:27

2. networkdood (Posts: 6328; 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

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:48

3. magnanimus (Posts: 330; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Pushbullet or Airdroid? Both these apps can do that.

posted on 02 May 2014, 08:56 1

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


TeamViewer FTW

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:38

5. shuaibhere (Posts: 1679; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


How is it android???
Cuz I have used it in PC...and it was good to go...

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:02 1

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Its awesome..... Works as advertised

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:30

7. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Most I tried over the years were either:

Slow
Buggy
Or o\if it worked good, expensive.

Hope Google nailed it with this.

posted on 02 May 2014, 12:03 1

9. xche78x (Posts: 101; 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...

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