What is Chrome Remote Desktop? All Explained

We all have at some point in time imagined how awesome it would be if we are able to control our PC or  Laptop through our mobile. So many times that we have felt so lazy that we do not wish to leave the comfortable position that we are in. And then we go on the internet and try to search for a method through which we can do that. One of those methods is going to be Chrome Remote control. And then, you would end up on the internet searching what exactly is Google Chrome Remote Desktop? 

And ultimately, you would have ended up here. Rest assured, you are at the right place for all the answers that you are looking for. Everything that you need to know about how Chrome Remote Desktop would be available here, and also, you would have a complete guide about how to use it and make your life a little more comfortable.

Google Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome remote desktop

First, let’s check all the information that you seek about Chrome Remote Desktop. Google Chrome Remote Desktop is like a virtual network connection that connects one device to another. And one device can be used to control the device over a network. You can use your mobile or any other device like another PC or Laptop. All you need to do is install the extension on both Chrome devices.

Now, most people use the extension on their PC or Laptop and then use the mobile app to gain remote control access to their PC through their mobile. I think I have already explained the reason behind it earlier as well. There are many advantages of doing that, you can control your device and work on it through your mobile while doing something else too. You can keep working on that important project while sitting in the other room with your family. The app has huge advantages in real-time, and that is why it has become so popular. It is one of the most downloaded extensions on Google Chrome because of that very reason. And it makes things very convenient for you.

Now, at this point, most of you would like to try it yourselves as it does sound very tempting. And yes, it is that much fun and convenient. So, I will go ahead and provide you with a complete guide now regarding the extensions and how to use them. Do not worry about a thing as I will provide you with a step-by-step guide. You do not need to be a tech-savvy person in order to get this done.

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How to use the Chrome remote desktop?

Before I provide you with the steps. You would need a stable Wi-Fi connection. You would need to connect both the devices to that network. Both the devices need to be connected with the same Wi-Fi as the app only works on a local network rather than working on the internet. 

Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to establish the connection and get remote access to your device using chrome remote desktop:

You would need to install the extension named “Chrome Remote Desktop” on both of your devices. If you are using a mobile device, you would have to install the app that can be found on your mobile store under the same name.

You can install the extension on your chrome by simply visiting the following link: remotedesktop.google.com/access

Once you have opened that link in chrome, find the option named remote access, and once you are there, you would need to click on the download option.

Complete the installation, and the chrome remote desktop extension would be added to your chrome.

Now, you would need to set up your computer and make it available for access on the network by the other device.

In order to do that, you would have to visit the following link on your chrome: https://remotedesktop.google.com/support

Find the option for Get Support, and then, click on download.

Follow the instructions and complete the installation.

Then, go back to Get support, and then click on generate code.

It will provide you with a code that you would have to enter on the device.

Once the code is entered on the other device, you would get a dialog box pop up with the email address of the person who has entered the code.

On that dialog box, you would have to select share with full access.

And then, the session of sharing would be done, and the person would have complete access to your device.

You can click on end sharing to terminate the connection once you are done with it.

And you are all set. Once you have followed all the above-mentioned steps, you would be able to enjoy the app and control your device remotely from any place within the Wi-Fi network range. 


The remote control desktop is an awesome thing to have,  and Google has made the remote control task much easier, and more people are using it now as it is fun and very convenient. I hope I was able to clarify all the questions that you had in your mind regarding the app and its functionality. 

Go right ahead, give it a shot, and you will definitely find yourself addicted to it. It is simply amazing and best of all, it allows you to control your device from your comfortable position.. I hope you enjoy using the app as much as I am. 

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