By Ellie / Last Updated March 2, 2023

Does Chrome Remote Desktop support multiple monitors?


I have a work computer which has two monitors. Does Chrome Remote Desktop support multiple monitors? Can I use Chrome Remote Desktop to access my work computer and view both monitors? If possible, how do I use multiple monitors with Chrome Remote Desktop? Thanks.”

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Dual Monitor

Chrome Remote Desktop does allow you to view multiple remote monitors on your screen. Besides, Chrome Remote Desktop also allows you to switch between multiple monitors.

How to fix Chrome Remote Desktop not showing both monitors

If Chrome Remote Desktop not showing both monitors, something must be wrong. Let's see how to fix it.

Part 1. Check the screen connection

First, let's check whether the second screen is correctly connected to the remote computer.

Step 1. Ensure that the computer you want to remotely access is connected to the second display through HDMI.

Connect the Second Screen

Step 2. On the remote computer, press the "Windows + P" keys. Then choose Extend.

Extend Screen

Part 2. Check the Chrome Remote Desktop screen setting

Then, you can check the Chrome Remote Desktop display settings to see whether this is the cause of Chrome Remote Desktop not showing both monitors.

Step 1. On the remote PC, open the Chrome Remote Desktop download page. Click on "Remote Access" and then click the blue download button.

Set Up Remote Access

Step 2. Then the window will jump to the chrome web store, click "Add to Chrome".

Add to Chrome

Step 3. Click on "Accept & Install" to install it.

Ready to Install

Step 5. Enter a name and then click "Next".

Choose Name

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

Choose PIN

Step 7. On the local PC, open the Chrome browser and navigate here. Then log in to the same Google account. Once logged in, you can see the available computers.

Remote Devices

Step 8. Click on the computer set up previously, and enter its PIN. Then you could start your remote control.

Enter the Setup PIN

Step 9. Click the small arrow on the middle right of the screen to display more functions.

Turn on Function

Step 10. Make sure the "Scale to fit" option is checked in the Session options section.

Scale to Fit

Step 11. In the Display section, choose Show all displays to see both screens.

If you want to see a single screen, you can choose Display 1 or Display 2.

Change Displays

Bonus tip: Remote access a multi-monitor computer with ease

If you still can’t fix Chrome Remote Desktop not showing both monitors, the quickest and most effective solution is to choose a Chrome Remote Desktop alternative, for example, AnyViewer. AnyViewer is a free remote desktop software for Windows, iOS, and Android. AnyViewer supports multiple monitors and multi-monitor switches.

Besides, AnyViewer has the following advantages over Chrome Remote Desktop:

  • Instant chat. AnyViewer allows the local user to communicate with the remote user through an instant chat box, while users are not allowed to chat using Chrome Remote Desktop.
  • Multiple remote sessions. AnyViewer enables users to initiate multiple remote sessions simultaneously, while multiple sessions are not permitted with Chrome Remote Desktop.
  • Reboot the remote computer. AnyViewer allows users to remotely restart the computer and reconnect to it, while Chrome Remote Desktop cannot reboot the remote machine and reconnect.
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Step 1. Download, install, and run AnyViewer on your devices.

Step 2. Create an AnyViewer account and sign into it on both devices.

Log in to AnyViewer

Step 3. On your local device, go to Device and click the remote computer with multiple screens and choose One-cilck control.

Remote Control

Step 4. Then, you can view multiple monitors on the remote computer in your local window. If you only want to see only screen, go to the toolbar, click Screen, and choose the screen that you want to list.

Multiple Monitors

It is recommended to upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. What can a professional or enterprise plan brings to you:
More devices will be allowed to assign to the same account for unattended access.
More connection channels for more devices to be able to start remote connection at the same time.
One device can connect to more devices simultaneously.
Black the remote PC screen and disable the remote keyboard & mouse click to protect privacy.
Transfer 1TB files at 10 MB/s.


The bottom line

This post primarily introduces how to fix Chrome Remote Desktop not showing both monitors. If unluckily, you failed to fix the problem with the solution we provide, we highly recommend you choose a Chrome Remote Desktop alternative AnyViewer. AnyViewer support multiple monitors and multi-monitor switch. Besides, it has many advantages over Chrome Remote Desktop, for example, built-in chat, multi-session handling, and remote reboot.