Chrome Remote Desktop App Is Coming to Android

Here is one of the coolest tech news that will you read today. Google is working on a Remote Desktop App for Android. It will work in sync with the existing Chromoting or Chrome Remote Desktop app.

Here is a bit of info from the official CL:

Add the beginnings of a Chromoting Android app

Currently, this has only the following capabilities:
+ Authenticate using a Google account on the phone
+ Query and display the host list from the Chromoting directory server
+ Connect to and communicate with the host service over XMPP/ICE
+ Establish peer-to-peer channels for communicating with the host service
Notable missing features are:
– Display the host’s desktop
– Handle any kind of input

As the first line says, the work has just started and it might take a while before it shows up as an .apk file or on the Google Play Store. But, it is still exciting to think that we will be getting an official App from Google to connect to our desktop PCs and Chromebooks remotely from an Android device.


If you are new to the whole “Chromoting” thingie, here is a bit of background for you

What is Chrome Remote Desktop App?

Official description:

Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook. Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured.

Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform. Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows (XP and above) and Mac (OS X 10.6 and above) desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks.

So, this is a remote desktop client that uses your Google account and a Chrome platform. And it is coming to your Android phone and tablet. Soon.


In Category: Google Chrome


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • Victor T. 22/07/2013, 9:15 pm

    Can’t wait, seems like an incredibly useful addition.