Google today launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS, which allows Chrome users to access their Mac or PC desktop computers remotely using an iOS device. Google has had an Android version of the Chrome Remote Desktop app for several months and has finally brought the tool to iOS.

To access a PC or Mac remotely with the new app, users will first need to install the Chrome Remote Desktop on their computer, which is a free download from the Chrome Web Store. With both the desktop browser app and the iOS app, it’s possible for users to access their computers on an iOS device through the Chrome browser with a few simple taps after verifying through a generated code.

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Securely access your computers from your iOS device.
- On each of your computers, set up remote access using the Chrome Remote Desktop app from Chrome Web Store.
- On your iOS device, open the app and tap on any of your online computers to connect.

In addition to allowing access from an iOS device with the new app, Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop feature also allows computer-to-computer access, which Google suggests is useful for securely accessing files on one machine from another or giving a friend temporary access to help solve a computer problem.

The Chrome Remote Desktop app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Tags: Google, Chrome

Top Rated Comments

odedia Avatar
92 months ago
The fact that apple doesnt have this built in to any iOS device is behind me.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
92 months ago
Do you believe that Apple doesn't spy on you at all? Proof?

The proof is it would be all over the news if they did, which they don't, so it hasn't happened. Every little thing that puts the slightest dent in Apple's image as the best tech company in the world (that is how they're viewed whether its true or not - their brand is the most valued in the world) ends up on the front page news.

Bendgate, a manufacturing defect that impacted 1 out of 1 M iPhone 6+s, for example. That wouldn't be anywhere in the news at all if it happened with a Samsung (actually, the S5 has a tendency for its screen to shatter in your pants. I've seen it happened on two separate coworkers - so far more prevalent, and yet precisely zero news articles on it).

If you want to make accusations like this, you really should have some evidence. You need to prove something has happened - it'd be retarded for us to have to prove something hasn't happened. A lot of us here are pretty tech savvy and would be capable of noticing the network traffic that would be generated by our own Apple devices spying on us.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seamer Avatar
92 months ago
If you're already using Chrome, Google theoretically already sees what you're doing. I think the novel you're writing via free public wifi at Starbucks cafe is safe, though.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
92 months ago
And Apple doesn't? Typical.

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And Apple doesn't spy on you? Classic!

Why would Apple spy on you? Whereas Google's sole source of revenue is intelligently serving up ads based on your interests, Apple makes most of their money off of hardware they sell and stuff purchased from their online store. They don't do much targeted advertising, and they don't sell info on you the way Google does.

Furthermore, it's not a conspiracy theory or something that Google spies on you and their users. Google exploits bugs in browsers specifically to track you - there's news on it and they've been sued over it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oneMadRssn Avatar
92 months ago
The fact that a Chrome Webstore App allows someone to reach into and control my computer through only a browser is a bit scary. That is not an App I want installed.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Reason077 Avatar
92 months ago
Install Chrome Remote Desktop so that Google can spy on everything I do on my Mac?

Err, no thanks!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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