Remote access to a Windows computer using the Google Chrome browser
The most popular Windows program to remotely access your computer through the Internet is TeamViewer. It is popular due to free distribution (for non-commercial purposes), the intuitive interface and ease of use. The same free access to the PC is the standard utility Windows «Remote assistance», but it is less functional when compared with TeamViewer. Besides, not every user knows about its existence in the system versions starting with Windows 7. Both of these options is the alternative from Google, and alternative cross-platform. More about it will be discussed below.
official store of the Chrome browser and in the app stores for Android and iOS, respectively, the Google Play Market and Apple Store.
2. Installing remote access Chrome on computer
Installation of remote access application in your Chrome browser, consider the example of Windows system.
Go to the Chrome store and install the app «Chrome Remote desktop». For installing the application authorization using the account Chrome is not required, but authorization will need to utilize the functionality of remote access.
Provide the permissions requested.
Once installed, the app will be available on the launch pad, Chrome applications.
Running the application will see two main sections of the interface: top section «Remote support» is a functionality for one-time remote control sessions, and the bottom of the «My computers» is to set up a permanent remote access to computers. But before proceeding to study any of the functions, you must install the operating system software for remote access through the Chrome browser – the so-called host. To do this, click in the section «Remote support» button in the «getting started».
Then press the «Share»button.
See the proposal to establish a system of the same host. Agree.
Starts the process of downloading the installation file host. After downloading you have to run and install the program.
3. One-off remote sessions Chrome
After you install the host in the future after clicking the «Share» button in the application window will see the generated access code is the ID that you want to send to the remote user. It’s possible to send by email, share it on social networks, instant messengers or just dictate over the phone.
One-off sessions in the section «Remote support» approach to providing computer help in the distance. The generated access code is always different, and once having obtained access to the computer, the remote user to provide computer help, and more this code can not use. For the next session, the remote user will need a different, newly generated access code.
A remote user to gain access to the remote computer must also be set in the browser app «Chrome Remote desktop». If only to gain access to the remote computer, installing the software (host as in the provision of remote access) is not required. As soon as this user will received the generated access code, it can connect to a remote computer and take control of them. For this purpose in the application window, you must click «Access».
Then in the box that appears enter the received code and click «Connect».
In the application window will unfold a picture of the desktop of the remote computer. Any of the participants in the remote session will be able to stop it by pressing the button on the app bar «Close access». You can also do this on the host PC in the application window using the button separation.
The termination on the computer, providing remote access, will be available also in the center of the application window.
4. Permanent remote access to their computers
The second section of the app «My computers», as mentioned, allows you to configure permanent access to multiple computers of the user. On the first stage, click «getting started».
Then activate the permanent access button «Allow remote connections».
Come up with a pin, which must contain 6 or more characters. Click «OK».
You will see a message indicating that the computer is allowed remote connection Chrome.
On the same principle, permanent remote access can be configured for each computer. For each of them not necessarily to come up with a new pin, the pin can be made uniform and repeat it when you configure continuous remote access to each PC or laptop.
List of computers with a configured constant remote access will be visible in the application window, under «My computers». Here at any time for each of the devices you can disable remote access, click «Disable remote access». To connect with the selected computer, you must simply click on its name in the list.
And then enter the pin code.
5. Remote access through the Chrome Android app
One of the features setting permanent remote access connect to computers on the Internet with mobile devices. Consider the process of remote connection to computer with Android tablet. Install the app «Chrome Remote desktop» in the Google Play Market.
After installing and running the app will see the familiar list of computers. Select the desired.
Enter the pin code and click the button «Connect».
Get access to a computer.
6. Functionality remote access to Chrome
Remote access Chrome is the simplest tool. Among its features you will not see bilateral file transfer, chat or voice for communication in the provision of computer assistance, will not find the advanced settings as it can offer a program for remote access, in particular, the same TeamViewer. Application options from Google minimal: controlling the computer remotely, you can adjust the size of the window to send the command Ctrl+Alt+Del to create a screenshot.
The first two features are available also in the Android app.