Google recently announced an android application to access your computer (laptop or personal computer) from your Android device or from other computer securely. The most interesting part of this app is that it supports all the three major operating systems windows, mac, and linux (beta).
Thus using this application
1)you can securely access your files or applications from another computer.
2)you can give a friend temporary access to your desktop so they can help you solve a computer problem.
So in this tutorial I will be showing how to use this app “Chrome Remote Desktop” to access your computer(windows) from your android device
- An android device and a computer with internet access.
- Chrome Remote Desktop app for android. You can get it from here.
- Chrome Remote Desktop app from Chrome Web Store.
Setting up Chrome Remote Desktop app in your android device.
Installing this app is simple all you need to do is to download the app from Google play store and install it.
At start you will be show with the image as below saying that “you don’t have any computer registered”. This is ok we will be registering it later.
Setting up Chrome Remote Desktop app in your computer
Download the app from chrome web store and install it.
After installing it will ask you to authorize using your Google account.
Click accept and you will be headed to a page with two columns. Now you have to click the Get started button under my computer.
Then the app will automatically download a Host installer file, you have to install it. After installing restart the app in your browser, now it will ask for a six digit pin enter it and click ok.
Now your app in your android device will be showing your computer name if you have done all this correctly also provide that you have internet connection in both the devices. Now select the computer name and enter the six digit number which you have previously entered.
Now a screen will pop up which will be duplicate screen of your computer.
If you have any trouble please use the video tutorial on the top of this page and also comment it we will help you to solve it.