By Ellie Twitter / Last Updated November 24, 2022

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows 11

“I’d like to use CRD to remotely control my office computer, so I can access my files stored on it at any time. But I'm not sure how to go about doing it. My computer is running the latest Windows 11. Is there anyone who can help me?”

Two methods to use Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows 11

Here in this post, two methods are provided to teach you how to use Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows 11 to remotely control another computer.

Method 1. Achieve permanent access via PIN

The first method is to achieve Chrome Remote Desktop permanent access via PIN.

Step 1. On both computers, sign in to the same Google Account if you are not logged in. Then, open the Chrome Remote Desktop web page.

Sign in Google Account

Step 2. Click Remote Access first and then click the blue download button.

Set Up Remote Access

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

Add to Chrome

Step 4. Click Add extension to confirm the download.

Add Chrome Remote Desktop Extension

Step 5. Click Accept & Install.

Ready to Install

Step 6. Enter a name for your computer and then click Next.

Choose Name

Step 7. Choose a PIN with at least 6 numbers, and then enter it twice to start the program.

Choose A PIN

Step 8. After both computers have successfully created their PINs, you can see the available computers here on the client computer. Click the computer you want to connect to.

Remote Devices

Step 9. Enter the PIN of the host computer, then click the blue arrow. Then you can start to control it.

Enter the Set up PIN

Method 2. Achieve instant remote control via one-time code

The second method is to achieve Chrome Remote Desktop instant access via one-time code.

Step 1. Sign in to the same Google Account and open the Chrome Remote Desktop web page. On the host computer, click Remote Support first and then click the blue download button.

Remote Support Download

Step 2. After adding the Chrome Remote Desktop extension, click Generate Code.

Generate Code

Step 3. Send the automatically-generated code to the client computer. Note: the code is only valid for 5 minutes.

Share This Screen

Step 4. On the client computer, input the code of the host computer in the box, then click Connect.

Connect to Another Computer

Step 5. On the host computer, there will be a pop-up window asking whether the host computer allows the control of the client computer. Click Share to establish the instant connection.

Accept Control

Free Chrome Remote Desktop alternative: AnyViewer

You may encounter some problems when using Chrome Remote Desktop, for example, Chrome Remote Desktop Alt-Tab not working, copy-past not working, components missing, etc. If you want a free Chrome Remote Desktop alternative, you can use AnyViewer, which is the professional remote desktop software for Windows, including Windows 11. It can provide you with unattended remote access and instant remote support as well. Compared with CRD, it is pretty much easy to set up. Next, let’s see how to get started with AnyViewer.

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Secure Download

Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 2. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 3. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

Free Editions

Step 4. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can achieve a direct connection by clicking One-click control.

Connect to My Devices

Note: You can also upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. Then you'll have the following rights:

  • You can assign more devices to the same account and then achieve a one-click connection to more computers.
  • You can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer to protect your privacy.


How to use Chrome Remote Desktop on Windows 11? Here in this post, we provide you with two methods. You can use the PIN code to achieve permanent access, or use the one-time code to achieve instant remote control. Another option for you is to use the free Chrome Remote Desktop alternative, AnyViewer, which provides you with an easier way to achieve remote control.