Chrome Remote Desktop

Google, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Utilities 67.0.3396.22 Jan 13, 2015 Apr 30, 2018 42.5 MB iOS 10.0 or later 17+
New in version 67.0.3396.22

General fixes and stability improvements.


Securely access your computer from your iOS device. It's fast, simple and free.

• Download the Chrome Remote Desktop app from the Chrome WebStore on the computer you want to access remotely.
• Install Chrome Remote Desktop software and follow the instructions to complete setup.
• On your iOS device, open the app and tap on any of your online computers to connect.

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Can’t Even Use The App
Jdjdjdjdjkxkkkxkwj on 7/29/2018
When I launch the App it asks me to sign in and once I do it gives me one static screen that cannot be changed. All I can do is swipe to get some sort of refresh animation and swipe right to get the option to log in and log out of google accounts. It WONT let me connect to any desktop nor does it even give me an option. Horrible and simply pathetic UI for a company of this proportion.
No CMD key for Mac ??
Siege097 on 7/24/2018
Love this app, but PLEASE add support for apple’s command key when connecting to a Mac. Can not get this even with a Bluetooth keyboard connected to the iPad
Ctrl-alt-del doesn't work anymore
GeezerMojo on 7/24/2018
If you need to send a ctrl-alt-del command to be able to log into a locked PC, it doesn't seem to work anymore.
Works for me
AlchemicKnowledge on 7/23/2018
Works great for me, I haven’t used it extensively but when I use it on my laptop to log into my desktop that seems to work excellent. Now being on the iPad it seems pretty well I’ve only used it for a few weeks now but all in all it does exactly what it needs to do. I have a feeling it’s not as good as screens but for what I use it for at all I need
I like it but why
Caleb Malick Yablonski on 6/26/2018
Why can’t I use chrome Remote Desktop when my computer cover is closed Well a good idea is to add a power button of course because I want my computer closed not open because it would be much easier so we can turn it on instead of going to the computer and opening the cover please add this So we can use chrome Remote Desktop easier and safely and securely instead of when someone’s using it and then you didn’t know they were using it when the cover is open
Needs modifiers
GbNicholson on 6/19/2018
App needs modifier keys, relies on iOS keyboard.
Bad update
Toannie on 6/16/2018
The latest version is so buggy. I can barely remote in
Say when's on 6/12/2018
Good streaming service better than realvnc in every way possible
Doesn’t work anymore
ÜberDemWalken on 6/7/2018
I used love this app and use it a lot but now when I log in, it shows my computer screen but that’s it. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to get one click to work but that is all. Even just to refresh the screen after that one click, I have to log out and then back in. I’ve waited on updates to fix it but 2 or 3 updates later I still have the same issue.
Garbage on iPad
brj62293 on 6/5/2018
Works great on computers and android phones, always have issues connecting via iPad. Probably like a 2% success rate on this
Doesn’t work on iPhone X
inytay - that's tiny in pig latin on 6/5/2018
The app doesn’t work anymore on iPhone X. Session appears to load but immediately disconnects saying the season has ended.
Keyboard is lacking
LOSVIKING on 6/3/2018
With a recent update the “show keyboard” button was moved into the hamburger menu. Now every time I want to type something I have to perform an extra click. This is frustrating if you have to go back and forth to type things, but still want the screen real-estate while not typing.
Life saver
Idkwhatmynicknameis on 5/27/2018
Been using this app since early 2016. Probably the best remote app I’ve ever used. You get the quality without needing to resort to these other companies that want you to pay for the premium package.
Kingnicolas6 on 5/25/2018
Crashes whenever I try to do anything
Good, but some issues...
Adan4Real on 5/25/2018
App is great. New look is awesome, works great. I just wish you can turn off audio, I don’t want what I have playing on my phone to stop playing when I use this app. If you can give us the option to disable the sound playback, then app is perfect. Thank you!
elizabeth5588 on 5/18/2018
I can’t get the @ in the keyboard. Help
Great backup
Rickm23 on 5/14/2018
It works it’s free no point in complaining.
Broken since update.
Mizukuu_ on 5/14/2018
As of 5/14/18 it will not connect, I have reinstalled on both ends and when it does connect, it is a black screen I cannot interact with. If you love having shoddy updates downloaded, taking up space and breaking perfectly functional apps because of poor coding and lack of proper testing, this is the app for you! UNINSTALLED.
Bad keyboard
Boucher$ on 5/12/2018
this app doesn't support other language in keyboard , it's only support english language .
Not reliable
stevenwheels on 5/10/2018
I wanted this to work. I didn’t want to pay for LogMeIn or use team viewer any longer. When it works it’s great, but usually when you try to remote connect it shows that the computer your connecting to is offline and also the one you’re currently using is offline. Seems many people are having this problem with no feedback from google that they are acknowledging there is a problem. So 2 stars.
Worse than ever before
cmneal187 on 5/9/2018
Only opens connects half of the time I open it. Horrible update
mufajaz on 5/7/2018
If this app worked 100% of the time I’d give it 5 stars easy. But they’ve had the same bug pretty much since it launched in 2012 I believe? 6 whole years of the same issue. I’ve had this app on multiple phones and always the same issue. More than occasionally you’ll try and open the app and get nothing but a black screen on your device. You have to literally close the app and reopen it a hundred times to try and get it to work once. Other days it works fine, I don’t understand it. -iPhone 6s user
Excellent app
dcabral31 on 5/7/2018
This is how google is going to rule the world!!
NobodyOneEyed on 5/2/2018
It’s been buggy ever since the update. Sometimes you need to force quit the app to get it to connect again
Connects, but then unusable
Aceadams303 on 5/1/2018
Update 5/1/18: still broken. Small signs of improvement, but still virtually unusable. Update: 4/8/18, still broken. On mobile app and desktop app. Using macOS, and latest iOS 11.3 I like the new material design aspect, looks much better, but functionality has disappeared. Screen appears then immediately freezes. This app is super useful when it works, please find a fix Google!
Ethan T. on 4/29/2018
When I go back to the app with the access code to type it in. The code thing isn’t there and it still says the 1-2-3 step thing on the screen.
Does not work
W Simon on 4/28/2018
Never prompts for remote PIN.
“Enter” doesn’t work - FIXED!
WazerRoyalty on 4/26/2018
***Thank you for fixing the “enter” issue. Works great now.*** I agree with others who have mentioned the improvements of the design, etc. However, there is a major break/fix bug that needs to be corrected: The “enter/return” key doesn’t work on either the on screen keyboard or my case keyboard. Please correct this. My specs: IPad running 11.3 Logitech Create Case Remote Desktop into Windows Machine FWIW, I also think the ability to toggle sound would be a nice to have. Once the above break/fix is addressed, I will give this product a higher rating. I’ve been using this app for years and rely heavily on it on both my iPad and my Android phone. Thanks for giving it some attention, but please do address the bugs or the app will be mostly useless. Thanks!
Very useful but...
Zacheri on 4/25/2018
Very elegant looking and very useful in times of need but there’s one thing that does seem of a slight burden, the keyboard. If a semi-transparent keyboard were to be implemented I feel this app would be of 5 stars, as well as trying to optimize data usage.
Has potential to be better
KatzGamer83 on 4/23/2018
This is a pretty good app, but there could be a few things to make this app better than the others (like TeamViewer): • hear the audio from the controlled computer • to be able to wake up a controlled computer from sleep from the remote (another pc or smartphone) Sometimes there are even bugs; I can view the computer screen from the remote computer but I can’t interact with the controlled computer. The rating will improve if some of these are implemented!
Won’t work after new update
Macattck- on 4/23/2018
I have used the app for quite some time and it was awesome. Recently it was updated and now I can’t access any of my remote computers
Update killed the app for me
DezzRivv on 4/22/2018
This was amazingly useful and helpful for me up until the most recent update. The UI overhaul made everything more complicated to use and made it drain the battery even faster. Let me disable the sound playing through my phone and make it easier to show and hide the keyboard like it used to be.
Seth_Tavis on 4/21/2018
No longer works after update, black screen will NOT wake/display monitor
great app, but bad accessibility...
DaneStange23 on 4/20/2018
I like the app, I love it's concept. But we got some problems. I'm totally blind, and i use a screenreader on my iPhone called VoiceOver. The problems. 1. Whenever i connect to a computer the trackpad gets in the way, ruining voiceOver support. It says, tap with 4 fingers. I do that twice, click show keyboard, and there's no tab, control, alt, windows, or anything like that. The window become fully inaccessible. Thanks in advance.
My goodness
Ctp1223 on 4/20/2018
I updated the app last night. My goodness what an overhaul. It’s so smooth now. Good job google
Worked great till last update
remote 4 ever on 4/19/2018
After last update I get errors trying to remote in. After many attempts sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Google please fix. It use to work so well
New update was great!
IrazT on 4/18/2018
Fixed all the bugs I was having and works amazingly
Emempeters on 4/18/2018
I can’t get past the 1 2 3 step page
Keyboard Issue
Shao64 on 4/17/2018
Keyboard fixed in latest update.
Faisal M T on 4/17/2018
Enter key is working now
Update is no good
almightydeku on 4/16/2018
Used this app on a constant basis, since last update app is no longer working. 1 star till it gets fixed
Can’t locate my chromebook
Idgaf__bitch Fmoi on 4/16/2018
The app refuses to acknowledge my chrome book is sharing an access code.
Good update
lostholloway on 4/16/2018
I love the face lift! looks great! File transfer would be a cool paid upgrade. function and other command keys would get 5 stars
Can't connect on data
KrisBow2013 on 4/16/2018
I can no longer connect to remote desktop using data even though my settings are set to allow data.
How do you get out of the instructions page?
Tamesnake on 4/16/2018
It won’t let me leave the instructions page!
Keeps defaulting to a white screen
jasonbw on 4/15/2018
Since the last update all it seems to do is give me a white screen. It was fine before that, rarely gave any issues. Normally 4 stars, two currently until they fix this.
New update broke it
openvpn is better on 4/15/2018
Don’t waste your time. Trying to “improve” the app was a mistake.
app doesn’t register mouse clicks anymore
remix286 on 4/15/2018
In the previous version everything worked fine Now the mouse clicks no longer works, both in touch mode and in trackpad mode, which makes this pretty useless
I no longer can’t complain
Googleapple2 on 4/13/2018
This app has been refined, added sound,I do get an error while using hotspot other than that it’s perfect 👌
Doesn’t work on iPhone X Cellular
rb4havoc on 4/13/2018
It will work when I’m on WiFi, but if I’m not on a WiFi network and just use cellular data to try and connect, it just times out. It didn’t do this before with the previous version, so this is definitely a recent issue.
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