How To Use Chrome Remote Desktop As TeamViewer Alternative

TeamViewer is a popular tool for connecting to computers remotely. It is as easy as installing the software (or using the portable version without installation), sharing the ID and password from the TeamViewer screen with whom you want to share the screen. There is no complex configuration required for remote connections any more. One thing that forces us to look for TeamViewer alternative is that it is not free. TeamViewer is free for personal use only. Although I use it for my personal activities but sometimes it gives me an error that corporate use has been detected and TeamViewer stops working. This is very frustrating. That’s why we look for an alternative which works as smoothly as TeamViewer but is free or open-source.

Chrome Remote desktop

One of reliable software for data access remotely is “Chrome Remote Desktop“. It is an extension of Google Chrome which requires Google Chrome to be running.

Download Chrome Remote Desktop

Press the ADD TO CHROME button to install the app in Chrome.

Chrome Remote Desktop as TeamViewer alternative

It will ask your permission to add the app

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When you allow it , the chrome remote desktop is added into your chrome apps.

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How to Use Chrome Remote Desktop

After adding extension, it will ask you to sign into your google account. Then open the extension.

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After it, it will show you welcome screen of the “chrome remote desktop”.

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After selecting, get started it will show you two buttons. One is for access and other is for share. On clicking “Access” , it will ask you to enter a code of system you want to access through your system

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And by clicking “Share” button, it will ask you to download “google chrome host installer”.

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After installing, it will generate an access code of your system. This allows you to connect your system with others by providing them that generated access code

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this is how you can use this reliable extension for connectivity.

Advantages as TeamViewer Alternative

Chrome Remote Desktop is compatible with all platforms like Windows, Mac and Linux. This provides a fully secured connectivity among users who are remotely connected with this app.

This provides you to use this program without closing your browser as this are an add-on in your browser so this will lead to easy and simple way to use remotely access of any files and data. Only google chrome browser is supported for this because this is chrome’s extension.

One of the main features is that it is free of cost; you don’t have to buy or to get register before using it.

Conclusion

After above all discussion, it may seems that chrome remote access is very useful and secure way to do connectivity with any of your partner’s system. It provides you fully secured environment. So this would be the more reliable program or software than “team viewer” for remotely data access.

I Hope this article will provide you the complete information about Chrome Remote Desktop is better than TeamViewer both in terms of ease of use and cost. What do you use for remote desktop? Have you ever tried Chrome Remote Desktop?

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