How to Setup and Use Google Remote Desktop?

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Sometimes, you need to share your screen or remotely access your computer. So, you can easily do so by using the Google remote desktop.

In this article, we will tell you how to use Google remote desktop in easy and simple steps. So, let’s get started:

What is Google Remote Desktop?

As per Wikipedia,

Chrome Remote Desktop is a remote desktop software tool developed by Google that allows a user to control remotely another computer using a Chromoting protocol developed by Google.

It transmits the keyboard and mouse events from one computer to another, relaying the graphical screen updates back in the other direction, over a network.

How to use Google remote desktop?

How to setup Google remote desktop?

In this section, we will tell you how to set up the Google remote desktop? In easy and simple steps.

Step #1: In this very first step, you need to visit the Chrome Remote app page by clicking on this link. This will take you to the Chrome web store with the Chrome Remote Desktop app page open on your screen.

If you have reached on such a page, then you are all set to go to the next steps.

Step #2: Now, you require clicking on the “ADD TO CHROME” button which is located at the top right corner of the window. Once you have clicked on the button, then within a jiffy, you will get a prompt confirming your action to add the “Chrome Remote Desktop” app to your Chrome browser.

All that you need is to click on the “Add App” button.

Step #3: Once the process of adding is completed then you will see the Chrome Remote Desktop icon at the App launcher.

Now, you need to launch the Chrome remote desktop app by clicking the application launch button which is positioned exactly where the “ADD TO CHROME” button was located.

For the very first time when you will launch the application, you will have to authorize the app with certain permissions.

For this, you have to click on the authorize button which will appear on your screen when you will first start with the Chrome Remote Desktop application.

This way you just installed the remote desktop application on your Chrome browser.

Now to enable remote access to your computer, consider going through the following steps:

Step #1: In this very first step of this section, you need to launch the Chrome application. If any default web pages are open then you need to open a new tab else you must have landed on a blank tab.

Step #2: Just beneath the Chrome search bar or the address bar, you will find an Apps icon having a collection of small squares like structure.  You need to click on it. This will open a window of available applications, from which you have to select “Chrome Remote Desktop App”.

Step #3: The Previous activity of yours will take you to a window from which you have to click on the “Get Started” button which appears in the “My Computers” section. After this, you require clicking on the “Enable remote connections” button.

Step #4: Clicking on the “Enable remote connections” button will result in a prompt that will ask you to accept and install the “Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer”.

To proceed further, you just need to click on the “Accept and Install” button. This will begin downloading the essential MSI file (In case you are using windows).

Step #5: Once the download is complete, you now need to install the Host. Just click on the installer which you have just downloaded.

In the subsequent window, you will have to type and re-type a PIN. Just do the required and then click on OK.

After this, click on Yes to install the Chrome Remote Host Service.

If you have completed all the processes as mentioned then by now, you would have got a message saying the Remote connections have been enabled on your system, and you can see your device name at the “My Computers” section.

If you are using MAC then use the following steps:

Once you are finished downloading the installer(with an extension .dmg). Now, you need to click on the installer to mount the installer.

After this, you need to locate the “chrome remote desktop.mpkg” installer package. Once you have found so, then you are required to double click on the installer file to run it. After that, follow the onscreen instruction to finish the installation.

The moment the installation is complete then you need to click on the OK button on the dialog box which appears at your chrome browser window.

Now, all that you require is to enter and re-enter the pin and then click OK. After this, you will be prompted to confirm your account and pin again.

This way you will see the message confirming that remote connections have been enabled on your system.

How to Access Your System?

This section deals with how to use the Google remote desktop?

Step #1: You need to launch the Chrome browser and after that open a new tab.

Step #2: Just below the address or search bar, you will see an Apps tab. You need to click on it and from the subsequent follow-up, you are required to locate and open the Chrome Remote Desktop App.

Step #3: After this, on the “My Computers” section, to select the system with which you want to connect to.

You will then be prompted to enter the pin. Once done that, you can now click on connect, and this will connect you to that system.

Final words:

This final words section brings us to the end of this tutorial cum guide on “How to setup and use Google remote desktop?

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Arun Singh is a experienced server management geek and he has more than 8 years of experienced handling hosting server and he do sometimes share his knowledge in digital marketing. He currently with private company in Mumbai, India and he handles server management at

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