Chrome Remote Desktop comes to Android

Chrome Remote Desktop comes to Android
This is one app that has been in the works for quite a while. We first heard that Google was working on a remote desktop app that would work between Chrome and Android in June of last year, and really we didn't hear anything about the project since then. At least not until today, when Google finally released the Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android.

The app is surprisingly easy to use. All you need to do is install the Chrome Remote Desktop app on each desktop, laptop, or Chromebook that you want to be able to access, then install the app on your Android device. The early reviews on the app are mostly positive, with many users saying that the performance is smooth and easy. There are some limitations, especially if you have multiple monitors on your desktop, which will display as a single monitor, and Linux is still left in the lurch. 

If you need something relatively basic, it should work fine. If you need more advanced options, you may still be best served with another app like Splashtop. Google has obviously done quite a bit of work on the app though. Even though it just hit the Play Store today, if you check the listing, you'll see that the app is already at version 35.0.1916.37. You don't often see that with new apps. 

Chrome Remote Desktop comes to Android

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5 Comments

1. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Cool. I've been looking for a simple and functioning app for remote controling my desktop!

2. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Weird on dual monitors.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

tried it on my N7 and S5 and it's not replacing Logmein or anything like that anytime soon but considering how easy it is to set up and use i don't see why anybody shouldn't get this and set it up so they can pop into their home computer from work or where ever every so often.

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

This is a godsend compared to the rubbish Microsoft released. I mean they ask you all this questions like account login when you don't even have any password on your account or restricted admin access. Once again another ball dropped by Microsoft on a half-baked product, could've kept it simple with an Outlook login or Skype.

5. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

if you don't have a password set on a system that has remote desktop open to a network (or worse, the internet) then you're retarded.

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