Remotely control your computer using mobile with chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access your computer from any other computer or your android device. All you need is the Chrome browser on your desktop with Chrome Remote Desktop Extension installed. And if you need to access your computer through your Android mobile, then you will need the Chrome Remote Desktop App, which is available for free in the Google Play Store.

1. Setting up Remote Desktop Connection on your computer

Install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension, and authorize. Click “Enable Remote Connections“, enter PIN twice and click “OK“, in a few seconds remote connections for your computer will be enabled

Enable-Remote-Connections-Chrome

Chrome-Remote-Desktop-PIN

If you get error: “Failed to Start Remote Access Service”

Sometime when you click “Enable Remote Connections” you may see  an error saying “Failed to Start Remote Access Service“, in this case you can download and  install Chrome Remote Desktop Host Component manually. Once installed, you can Enable Remote Connections

Failed-to-start-remote-access-service

2. Accessing your computer with your android mobile

Install Chrome Remote Desktop App from the Google Play Store (or using apk file), make sure the Google account used to sign in into chrome on your computer and android device are same. Click your computer name enter PIN and start using Remote Desktop

 

Authenticate-to-Host-Chrome Remote Desktop

Note: Use the mouse pointer to click apps on your desktop, tapping the desktop icon will not work. Since the desktop chrome app runs in the background, once configured you may exit chrome.

 

Abilash A

I am a Web and Graphic designer, specializing in designing and hosting websites, blogs and forums. I love technology and blogging is my passion. I also specialize in blogger to WordPress migration. Currently I work Full-Time as a Quality Control and Testing Engineer.