By Annie / Last Updated January 16, 2023

About Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is well-known remote desktop software. On October 8, 2011, it is released by Google. It enables you to remotely access files on a pc or control another computer to deliver IT-related support. It is fairly easy to run Chrome Remote Desktop for remote connection. The remote desktop tool is on devices with multiple operating systems, covering Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Obviously, with it, you can connect to a computer and view its content from an Android mobile or tablet.

Chrome Remote Desktop

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop for Android?

As aforementioned, you can use Chrome Remote Desktop to access remote PC from Android device using Chrome Remote Desktop. To complete the remote connection, the two devices should have a Chrome browser; you should own a Google account and sign in to the same Google account on both PC and Android. Now, take a look at how to use Chrome Remote Desktop on Android to access computers.

Step 1. Install Remote Desktop extension on your PC

Open Google Chrome browser, google chrome remote desktop website, and go to Chrome Remote Desktop Access interface. Then, click the download icon and click “Add to Chrome” to install the Chrome Remote Desktop extension.


Step 2. Enable remote connection for the computer

After installation, go to chrome://apps/, locate Chrome Remote Desktop and click it to fire up it. You’ll be required to authorize the computer with Gmail ID. Then, click “Get started” under “My Computers”. Click “Enable Remote Connection”, download the Chrome Remote Desktop Host Installer and run the app. Finally, you’ll be asked to input a secure six digits “PIN” to access the PC to enable remote access.

Choose a PIN

Step 3. Access computer from Android device

Having set up Chrome Remote Desktop on PC, it’s time to download the app from Google Play and run it. On your Android device, after you signed in to the same Google account you used on your computer, you can see the computer name on Chrome Remote Desktop. Tap the computer and input the PIN of the remote computer and then you can connect to your PC from Android device using Chrome Remote Desktop. 


  • To disable the remote connection, go to Chrome Remote Desktop extension and click “disable remote connection”.

  • To remove a PC from the list, select and hold the computer that you want to remove, tap “Delete” and “OK”.

Free alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop for Android 

If Chrome Remote Desktop Android stops working or the process is a little tough for you, you can use this free alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop for accessing a PC from Android, AnyViewer.  It uses end-to-end ECC encryption to protect the remote session and offers flexible ways to connect from Android (via account, remote request, or security code). Now, see how to use it to control an unattended computer from an Android device.  

Step 1. Download AnyViewer for Windows on the computer. 

Step 2. Download AnyViewer for Android on the Android device.

Step 3. Sign up for an AnyViewr account and log into it on both devices.

Log in

Step 4. On the Android device, go to "Device" and tap the computer you need to control.

Step 5. Tap "One-click control," and you can connect to the remote computer from the Android phone or tablet. 


Sum up

Now, you know how to use Chrome Remote Desktop on Android device to control a remote PC. And if Chrome Remote Desktop isn't working or you want to seek a simpler solution to get remote access PC from Android, it's recommended to use AnyViewer.