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Android users can get Chrome remote access via a new app

Chrome Remote Desktop has allowed you to access your Chrome machine from a Windows or Mac computer for years. However, Google is today extending the functionality of the service by allowing you to access your Windows or Mac computer from your Android device.

 
The new Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android is now available from the Google Play Store. Google says that the process for using the app is pretty straightforward:
 
  • On each of your computers, set up remote access using the Chrome Remote Desktop app from Chrome Web Store
  • On your Android device, open the app and tap on any of your online computers to connect. 
While the Android app is available right now, Google does note that an iOS version of the app will be available later this year. 

Source: Google Chrome Blog



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What is this?
By synapse46 on 4/17/2014 10:40:59 AM , Rating: 2
At first glance I thought it was using RDP, but it requires something to be running on the desktop, so is this VNC?




RE: What is this?
By Flunk on 4/17/2014 10:47:55 AM , Rating: 2
The client comes with the Chrome web browser.


RE: What is this?
By Flunk on 4/17/2014 10:49:20 AM , Rating: 2
Install the "Chrome Remote Desktop" extension to configure it.


RE: What is this?
By Gondor on 4/17/2014 11:17:01 AM , Rating: 5
I'll pass; I really don't think I need yet another piece of their spyware just to duplicate the functionality my OS already possesses. RDP client of GTFO.


RE: What is this?
By synapse46 on 4/17/2014 11:06:45 AM , Rating: 2
Ehh, I'm not a fan of the chrome browser..


RE: What is this?
By Reclaimer77 on 4/17/2014 11:23:15 AM , Rating: 2
I wasn't either until Firefox pushed a stupid ass update that broke security certificates on nearly every site I visited.

I think the only thing stopping me from using Chrome full time is it really needs better tab management/control out of the box.


RE: What is this?
By Spuke on 4/17/2014 11:57:39 AM , Rating: 4
quote:
I think the only thing stopping me from using Chrome full time is it really needs better tab management/control out of the box.
BOOM! I just set it up for full time use and that's my biggest gripe. For now, FF will be used.


RE: What is this?
By Reclaimer77 on 4/17/2014 12:34:06 PM , Rating: 3
Well yeah when I open Chrome and all 50 streaming porn tabs start playing at the same time and my GF is in the next room... I mean come on Google, get with it.


RE: What is this?
By mrwassman on 4/17/2014 12:41:26 PM , Rating: 1
Uncheck "Continue where you left off"

It's not that hard.


RE: What is this?
By Reclaimer77 on 4/17/2014 12:43:45 PM , Rating: 5
Yeah, you don't get it.

Chrome tries to load every single tab you had saved all at once when you start the browser.

Firefox shows you your tabs, but it doesn't actually load the pages until you click on the tabs.


RE: What is this?
By RjBass on 4/18/2014 1:17:23 AM , Rating: 2
Wow, can we say noobs? I have been using Chrome for a couple years now and have never had that problem. Change the settings already. It takes two seconds and isn't hard.


RE: What is this?
By Reclaimer77 on 4/18/2014 7:31:18 AM , Rating: 3
That setting didn't exist at the time. I assure you, I scourged Google for an answer and all that I could come up with was using plug-ins and editing config files to achieve the same functionality Firefox had out of the box.

Sheesh I get trolled for being a "Google fanboi" now I'm being attacked for not loving Chrome enough lol. You guys...


RE: What is this?
By cubby1223 on 4/19/2014 3:50:21 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I wasn't either until Firefox pushed a stupid ass update that broke security certificates on nearly every site I visited.

I think the only thing stopping me from using Chrome full time is it really needs better tab management/control out of the box.


Honestly I find Chrome to be much more a pain to use, and it revolves mainly around two things, their built-in pdf viewer, and their custom printing system. Depending on the printer you have, their pdf viewer can range from horribly flawed to monstrously slow (3-4 minutes per page to print). And on some machines the official adobe plugin crashes chrome, not sure who's fault it is, but there is no solution, Google blames Adobe, Adobe blames Google, everyone on the internet says to use the built-in viewer, nothing gets solved, and if you happen to have a combination of both above, you're s.o.l. with Chrome.


RE: What is this?
By ianmills on 4/18/2014 2:52:13 PM , Rating: 2
I'm going to have to give this a fail for the time being. It seems to screw up my Aero(?). Before tabs would show picture previews, but after using this app, it only shows text previews even though chrome remote desktop has been closed.

Really don't want to have to change my windows settings after every use...


Teamview
By mrwassman on 4/17/2014 10:28:16 AM , Rating: 3
If it works as well as Teamview then they are on the right track. Teamview is especially helpful if I know I might forget some school work at home, then I just login in to my computer via phone/laptop and email/Google Drive the things I need.




RE: Teamview
By SAN-Man on 4/17/2014 10:36:37 AM , Rating: 2
I haven't used Teamview, does it require software to be installed on your PC?

I use Pocketcloud on my phone/tablet which is just a multifunction RDP client really. I can RDP into home with it using the built in functionality in Windows, no extra software, no need to give someone (Google) a back door into my system/data.

I use DB for moving files like you mention but never leave anything there after moving it.


RE: Teamview
By mrwassman on 4/17/2014 12:39:30 PM , Rating: 2
Software is required and I think it is a German company. Works with multiple monitors, has computer-to-computer data transfer, etc. It is free so long as you aren't using it for business purposes.


RE: Teamview
By daboom06 on 4/18/2014 10:57:05 AM , Rating: 2
it's better than teamviewer. the multiple monitor support is easier to use, and there's zero lag through my gigabit intranet and far less lag than teamviewer across my 50 mbit internet connection. i also trust it to be more reliable.


Not sure I trust Google for this.
By SAN-Man on 4/17/2014 9:57:59 AM , Rating: 5
No, I'm sure I don't trust Google for this.




teamviewer
By shineLS7 on 4/17/2014 11:15:29 AM , Rating: 2
Been using teamviewer for the exact same function. I hate the changes chrome makes to the registry in regards html and xml settings




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