Accessing your PC remotely using Google Chrome Remote Desktop is a convenient way to control your computer from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to set it up:
Step 1: Install Google Chrome Browser Make sure you have Google Chrome browser installed on both the computer you want to access remotely (the “host” computer) and the computer or device you will use to access it (the “client” computer or device). If you don’t have Chrome installed, you can download it from the Google Chrome website (https://www.google.com/chrome/).
Step 2: Install Chrome Remote Desktop Extension On both the host and client computers, open Google Chrome browser and go to the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions). Search for “Chrome Remote Desktop” in the search bar, and click on the “Add to Chrome” button next to the “Chrome Remote Desktop” extension to install it.
Step 3: Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop Once the Chrome Remote Desktop extension is installed, click on the “Launch” button to open it. You’ll be prompted to grant permission for the extension to access your computer. Click “Continue” and then “Accept and Install” to allow the necessary permissions. You may also need to enter your Google account credentials if you’re not already signed in to Chrome.
Step 4: Enable Remote Connections on Host Computer On the host computer that you want to access remotely, click on the “Enable remote connections” button in the Chrome Remote Desktop extension. You’ll need to set a PIN code for security purposes. Enter a PIN code of your choice and click “OK”.
Step 5: Install Chrome Remote Desktop Host After enabling remote connections on the host computer, you’ll be prompted to install the Chrome Remote Desktop Host software. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the host software on the host computer. You may need to enter your computer’s admin password during the installation process.
Step 6: Accessing Your PC Remotely Once the host software is installed, you can now access your PC remotely from the client computer or device. On the client computer, click on the “Access” button in the Chrome Remote Desktop extension, and then select the name of the host computer you want to connect to. Enter the PIN code that you set in Step 4, and click “Connect”. You should now be able to see and control your host computer remotely using the Chrome Remote Desktop interface.
That’s it! You have successfully set up Google Chrome Remote Desktop to access your PC remotely. Please note that both the host and client computers need to have an active internet connection for this to work, and you may need to configure your router to allow remote connections if you’re accessing your PC from outside your home network. Also, remember to keep your PIN code secure and not share it with anyone you don’t trust.