In a world where smart mobile devices are everywhere one might find the word desktop a bit too outdated. But some of us (believe it or not) still use a desktop computer or a laptop, yet. So there’s great news for people like us. Google has announced their Chrome remote desktop for Android devices. It’s a free app that you can install in your Google Chrome browser after you download it from the Web Store. After you added the new app to your browser you need to enable the remote connections and you can control your desktop without having to leave the browser open. If your laptop is not turned off completely or in the sleeping mode, you can control Chrome’s background process from your own Android smartphone.
Once you fire up the Chrome remote desktop app you will see a list of all the systems you can have access to. It will also show you all the systems you’ve signed up to using your Google account that you have enabled using the remote desktop app. All this means that you won’t have to remember any complicated numeric IDs in order to log in and use the new app.
There are some things you should know about Chrome Remote Desktop for Android that aren’t that exciting. For example, it doesn’t allow you to play games from your Steam library on your tablet or smartphone while you’re on the bus on the way to your work place. Even if you’re using the same network as the laptop you’re trying to access, you will get plenty of noticeable latency when trying to play games. Some say that even a basic game like Terraria is not really playable. But if you’re using Chrome Remote Desktop for Android to do stuff like emails or move files around in your computer then Google’s new app is more than capable of helping you with it. It even competes with other paid remote control apps like Splashtop or Teamviewer. So why pay for something when you can have it for free, right? Especially if you need it for minor things like emails and copy things from your laptop into your smartphone or tablet.
Chrome Remote Desktop for Android – availability
If you are using Google Chrome as your desktop browser and you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you can download and intall the new Chrome Remote Desktop for Android. It’s easy to use and best of all, it’s free.