Chrome to allow you to control your desktop from your phone

17 April 2014

Chrome Android users can now access their desktop computers remotely with a new app from those folks at Google.

The new Chrome Remote Desktop app has sprung out of a previous version that allowed access to a remote computer from a laptop or desktop.

"Have you ever been out and about, and urgently needed to access a file that’s sitting on your home computer? Since 2011, Chrome Remote Desktop has let you remotely access your machine from another laptop or computer in a free, easy and secure way. And now, with the release of the Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, we’re making it possible for you to do the same thing from your Android device," says product manager Husain Bengali.

Bengali said the app works with machines running Windows and Apple's OS X.

Once you've downloaded the app, you'll have to pair it with your computer so you can access what you need. Then, you can "simply launch the Android app on your phone or tablet, tap on the computer’s name and start using your remote machine as if you were sitting right in front of it."

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TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile


  • William
    TeamViewer is where it's at!
  • Raggedy
    Oh yes, I often travel miles away and leave my computer switched on and logged in, wasting precious electricity I have to pay through the nose for. Hello? Real World anyone?

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