Can We Use Chrome Remote Desktop for Gaming? [Answered]

This post mainly answer whether we can use Chrome Remote Desktop for gaming and show the ways to achieve it. Read it and take it into practice.


By Ellie / Updated on November 21, 2022

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Can I play games on Chrome Remote Desktop?

“I was looking for a remote access software that can let me play games remotely. (Two PCs are Windows 10 on different networks.) I saw that someone recommend using Chrome Remote Desktop. I wonder if I can use Chrome Remote Desktop for gaming remotely and how?” Can anybody give me suggestions?”

The answer is positive!

The answer is absolutely positive. Chrome Remote Desktop, a remote access tool, is usually shown as a Chrome extension. It allows us to remotely control and access another PC, with which we can also play games remotely. In the next part, the ways for Google  Remote Desktop gaming will be shown to you.

Steps for gaming on Chrome Remote Desktop

The steps for Chrome Remote Desktop gaming can be divided into 2 parts, on Windows, and on iPhone or iPad respectively. Here follow me to know how Chrome Remote Desktop controls for gaming.

On Windows

On the host PC

Step 1. Click on “Remote access”, and then click on the download icon to set up remote access.

Set up Remote Access

Step 2. Click on  “Add to Chrome” to add the Chrome Remote Desktop in your Chrome browser.

Add to Chrome

Step 3. Click on Accept Install to install it.

Ready to Install

Step 4. Enter a name for your computer and then click Next.

Choose Name

Step 5. Choose a PIN with at least 6 numbers, and then enter it twice to start the program.

Choose a PIN

On the local PC

Step 1. Install Chrome Remote Desktop.

Step 1. Click on the Remote Access, and then click on the PC you want to connect.

Remote Devices

Step 2. Enter the PIN code which is set by the host PC.

Enter the Setup PIN

Step 3. Now the Chrome Remote Desktop games can be realized. Open the game you want and then you can enjoy playing the game remotely.

Remote Gaming

On iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Search Chrome Remote Desktop in the App Store, and install it.

CRD on iPhone

Step 2. Open it and then click on SIGN IN.

Welcome Sign in

Step 3. After that, choose the PC you want to control, and then click on it. Enter the PIN code and select “Connect”.

iPhone Authenticate to Host

Step 4. Now you can play games on a remote computer via Chrome Remote Desktop from your iPad or iPhone. See, Chrome Remote Desktop games is realized successfully. 

iPhone Gaming

Low latency!Play games remotely via AnyViewer

For the question “Can we use Chrome Remote Desktop for gaming?”, you must get the answer from this post. However, it is said that Chrome Remote Desktop always lags when playing games because of the CPU. If you want to get better feelings on playing games, it is recommended to use AnyViewer, a remote access software with low latency.

Compared to Chrome Remote Desktop, AnyViewer has the following benefits:

☛With AnyViewer, playing games remotely has ultra-low lag. The easy operation and fast connection speed can save a large amount of time and energy for you.
☛Secured by Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) encryption, the remote session is safer.
☛AnyViewer is also workable for other Windows editions like Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2. And it also provides the client version for iOS. You can choose as your needs.

For Windows

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
Secure Download

Step 1. Install AnyViewer and then open it. Go to the “Log in” tab, and click on “Sign up”.

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2. Fill in the information to sign up.

Sign up for AnyViewer

Step 3. Now you can see your interface in the following picture. And your device will automatically be assigned to the account you’ve logged in to.

Free Editions

Step 4. If you log into the same account on another device, there will be 2 devices in the “My devices” tab. Click the PC that you need to control and click "One-click control" to achieve unattended access with one click. 

Connect to My Devices

Step 5. Now games can be achieved easily without pressure.

For iOS

Download Freeware iOS 10.0 or later
Secure Download

Step 1. Download and install AnyViewer for iOS on your iPhone or iPad. Log in to the account you've logged in to the Windows computer.

Log in to AnyViewer iOS

Step 2. Then all the devices that have been logged in to the same account will be displayed here. Choose the device that you want to control.

My Device iOS

Step 3. Click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access to the specific computer.

Unattended Remote Control iOS

Step 4. Open the game you want, and then you can enjoy your remote game journey on your iPhone.


From this post, we know that we can use Chrome Remote Desktop for gaming on our PC, iPad, or iPhone... However, if you mind the lag of the game with Chrome Remote Desktop, we think AnyViewer may be more suitable for you.