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Google Chrome Remote Desktop Extension – Free Solution for Screen Sharing and Accessing Multiple devices over Internet

Chrome Remote Desktop Extension from Google Chrome Browser is a fantastic solution with which one can access their remote desktop/laptops/servers and also perform user-2-user screen sharing all over the Internet. The best part is the complete package comes for free and the only requirement is Chrome Browser and the extension installed on the PC/MAC/Tablets/Mobile etc.

How to install the Chrome Remote Desktop?

Go the Chrome Web Store located under your browser and search for “Chrome Remote Desktop”. It’s a 21 MB file simply click on “Add to Chrome” to install the extension.

Chrome Web Store

What are the most important features of Chrome Remote Desktop?

There are two important features of this extension as follows. Make sure you have the Google Chrome Browser and Chrome Remote Desktop extension as a pre-requisite.

Remote Assistance: This feature provides the ability to perform user-2-user screen sharing just like other screen sharing software available in the market. Click on the “Share” option it will generate a code that you need to share with the person whom you want to share your screen with. It works like a charm without any latency issues.

My Computer: This feature provides the capability to access all you desktop/laptop/server* devices that has Google Chrome installed with the extension. All you have to do is enable “Enable Remote Connections” on all the devices that you own and now you can access your devices from anywhere on the Internet.

*Servers – I had issues accessing servers I assume it’s a firewall issue as the ports wouldn’t be open for Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop

What are the typical Use Cases for such a product?

  • The support organization can use Chrome Remote Desktop to help solving tickets by doing a Screen Share and help end-user in troubleshooting issues
  • End-users want to access their multiple devices over the internet. Now its simple without buying any paid software's one can access their devices on the Internet.
  • Helping your non-technical parents by viewing their screen and guiding them

My Verdict:
I have been using this extension since last 4 days and performed multiple screen sharing sessions with couple of my friends and accessed my desktop remotely. It was simply awesome, there was no latency issues or any screen refreshing problems. Being a free product I highly recommend trying out the extension.

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Aresh Sarkari

1 comment:

Sandeep Singla said...

Looks good. Surely I am going to try it.

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