By Ellie / Last Updated October 13, 2021

Brief introduction of Chrome Remote Desktop.

Chrome Remote Desktop, a free remote access tool, is available as simple Chrome extension. It can establish permanent access to any devices through an access code. In the past, remote connection to a computer was a quite complicated process and would frequently fail for a variety of reasons. But now, everything has changed. With the emergence of Remote Desktop applications, you can easily get permanent access to any devices. Chrome Remote Desktop is just an application which enables you to get remote access easily. Next, you will have a brief understanding of function of Chrome Remote Desktop.

Chrome Remote Desktop is a program from Google. It enables you to remotely control another computer or be controlled by another computer from different operating systems. For example, iOS, OS X, Chrome OS, Android, Windows and Linux. This application provides you with easy way to securely access your computer whenever and wherever you are, no matter you are using your phone, tablet, or any other computers. It also allows you to share your screen to collaborate with your colleagues or classmates, or give or receive remote support.

Besides, Chrome Remote Desktop’s innovation lies in that it can achieve remote desktop connection directly in the Chrome browser, which has never been achieved before. The advantage of using Chrome Remote Desktop is that it completely crosses platform. Whether you are using iOS, OS X, Chrome OS, Android, Windows or Linux, all you need to do is install a Chrome browser and Chrome Remote Desktop extension in your computer.


How to create Chrome Remote Desktop permanent access?

If you don’t want to get access code every time you are trying to remotely connect to another computer, Chrome Remote Desktop can also act as a permanent way to access another computer. All you need is a permanent access code. But first, you need to download Chrome Remote Desktop in your Chrome browser. Please follow the steps listed below to first get the program and then a get permanent access code.

Step 1. Open the Chrome Remote Desktop web page and click on the “Access my computer” button.

Access My Computer

Step 2. Click on the download icon to set up remote access.

Set Up Remote Access

Step 3. Click on the “Add to Chrome” to add the Chrome Remote Desktop in your Chrome browser.

Add to Chrome

Step 4. Click on the Accept & Install to install it.

Ready to Install

Step 5. Enter a name for your computer 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 A Pin

Step 7. To access the computer remotely, open the Remote Access page, select the computer, and enter the PIN you created. 

Get another free Remote Desktop Alternative.

In case some of you do not want to download Chrome browser or Chrome Remote Desktop may not working sometimes, another option is offered. Besides the Chrome Remote Desktop, there’s another free remote access software named Anyviewer.

It is a reliable and easy-to-use remote desktop software for several versions of Windows. The simple system operation and clean interface of AnyViewer have been praised by many users. Here are instructional steps to guide you through the installation and usage of AnyViewer. 

There are two methods to achieve remote connection through AnyViewer. The controller can enter the recipient’s device ID and send a control request. He or she can also choose to input a security code to achieve remote connection. Once the controller input the security code in the box and click OK, the connection will be established directly.

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 Methods 1. Send a control request

Step 1. Run AnyViewer on both computers.

Temporary Code

Step 2. On the client computer, input the device ID of the host computer in the Partner ID box, and then click Connect. Then there will be a pop-up window, choose Send a control request to your partner. And then click OK.

Send a Control Request to Your Partner

Step 3. Then the host computer will receive a pop-up request. People sitting in front of the host computer need to click Allow to make the connection successful.

Request to Control Your Device

Methods 2. Input security code

There are two types of security codes:

  • A permanent security code is set by you in advance.
  • A temporary security code is automatically generated and will change every time.

Step 1. First, you need to set up a permanent security code on the host computer. Click Settings and Recipient. Tick the third option. Then set the security code you want in the box. Then click OK to finish the set-up process. 

Accept Remote Control

Step 2. Return to the main interface of AnyViewer on the host computer, you could see the Temporary Security Code.

Copy the Temporary Security Code

Step 3. On the client computer, input the device ID of the host computer in the Partner ID box, and then click Connect. Then there will be a pop-up window, choose Input a security code, then input either the permanent security code or the temporary security code of the host computer and click OK. This allows you to achieve remote control directly.

Security Code