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January 16, 2015

Google release Chrome Remote Control app Allows Access from other PC

acer-c720p-2600-750x571Until now, you couldn’t access any devices from your Chromebook. Well Google have released Chrome Remote Desktop. Now, as long you’ve got Chrome installed on your Windows or Mac you can access anything you’re keeping on your Google-powered PC. You were already able to do the opposite with Chrome’s Remote Desktop app, which is arguably a whole lot more useful, but this development could prove a good way of offering tech support to less tech savvy types. You’d probably still have to help your friend / family member out but getting them on the Chrome OS developer channel first — a requirement for the currently experimental feature.

Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet.

Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.  Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files.  All connections are fully secured.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform.  Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows (XP and above) and Mac (OS X 10.6 and above) desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.





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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini