How to Use Chrome Remote Desktop As TeamViewer Alternative


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Chrome Remote Desktop is the best free TeamViewer alternative. This tutorial will let you use this remote desktop software with ease. You can also use it as a portable tool for remote assistance.

How To Use Chrome Remote Desktop As TeamViewer AlternativeHow To Use Chrome Remote Desktop As TeamViewer Alternative

TeamViewer is a popular tool for connecting to computers remotely. It is as easy as installing the software (or using the portable version without installation), sharing the ID and password from the TeamViewer screen with whom you want to share the screen. There is no complex configuration required for remote connections anymore. One thing that forces us to look for a TeamViewer alternative is that it is not free. TeamViewer is free for personal use only. Although I use it for my personal activities, sometimes it gives me an error that corporate use has been detected and TeamViewer stops working. This is frustrating. That’s why we’re looking for an alternative that works as smoothly as TeamViewer, but is free or open-source.

Chrome Remote desktop

One of the most reliable software for accessing remote PCs and data access is “Chrome Remote Desktop” available on Chrome Web Store. It is an extension of Google Chrome, which requires Google Chrome to be running.

Download Chrome Remote Desktop

Press the ADD TO CHROME button to install the app in Chrome.

Chrome Remote Desktop as TeamViewer alternative

It will ask for your permission to add the app


As soon as you allow it, the Chrome remote desktop is added to your Chrome app.


How to Use Chrome Remote Desktop

After adding the extension, it will ask you to sign in to your Google account. Then open the extension.


After that, it will show you a welcome screen of the “chrome remote desktop”.


After selecting, start, it shows you two buttons. One for access and the other for sharing. When you click on “Access,” you will be asked to enter the system code you want to access through your system.

And by clicking the “Share” button, it will ask you to download “google chrome host installer”.



After installation, it will generate an access code on your system. This allows you to connect your system with others by providing them with the generated access code


Here’s how you can use this reliable extension for connectivity.

Advantages as TeamViewer Alternative

Chrome Remote Desktop is a great tool for remote control on remote computers, as well as file transfers. This applies to both individuals and businesses. Chrome Remote Desktop is compatible with all platforms like Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as Android devices. This provides fully secure connectivity among users remotely connected to the app. It also makes remotely accessing your computer easier and more secure than remote desktop access.

This allows you to use the program without closing your browser, as this is an add-on to your browser, which leads to easy and easy access to all files and data remotely. This is supported only by Google Chrome browser as this is Chrome extension.

One of the main features is that it is free of charge; you don’t have to buy or register before you use it.


After all the discussion, it may seem that Chrome remote access is very useful and secure for connecting to any of your partner’s systems. It provides you with a fully secured environment. So this would be a more reliable program or software than “team viewer” for remotely data access.

I hope this article will provide you with complete information about how Chrome Remote Desktop is better in terms of ease of use and cost than TeamViewer. What do you use for the remote desktop? Have you ever tried Chrome Remote Desktop?

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  • John NN
    John NN

    Hello Maham,
    thank you for good article!
    You can try another one like LiteManager – nice software for remote access with free version, hope u like it too! ;)
    Best for you!

    • Usman Khurshid

      LiteManager seems promising. I’ll test it in my lab to see if it works similar to Chrome Remote Desktop or TeamViewer. I like the licensing of the product.

  • Jashim Uddin Ahmed
    Jashim Uddin Ahmed

    Thanks a lot… i was really getting frustrated by “team viewer”… Hope i will have no worry anymore.. I will try this tomorrow…

  • ww

    Hope those greedy bastards at teamviewer go bankrupt. More business users should be persuaded to stop using teamviewer and switch to chrome remote desktop instead

  • Verna

    Keep this going please, great job!

    E. B. White [Lowell]

  • Prasanta Shee
    Prasanta Shee

    Google chrome remote desktop is good. Additionally, you may also have a look at R-HUB remote support servers for offering technical remote support to clients, customers etc.

  • Jorge S
    Jorge S

    I’d also recommend to try free for business AEROADMIN.

    It’s quite easy-to-use, with no registration, installation or configuration. I switched to it from teamviewer and pretty happy.

    • Usman Khurshid

      Seems very good. I’ll review it after working on it for a few days. Thanks a lot for bringing it to our attention Jorge S :)

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