Apr, 03 2014

chrome remote desktop android beta

Google could finally be bringing us an app for their Chrome Remote Desktop plugin, a solution that allows folks to control their desktop PCs from afar. A user has reportedly been invited to test the new features out as part of a tightly-knit invite-only beta. The app performs just as you imagine it would.

There isn’t much to its UI as screen real estate is used to display your desktop PC. After a quick setup process — which involves installing the Remote Desktop extension on whichever PC you want access to and logging into it) — you’ll be given access to your desktop as if you were sitting in your nice, comfy chair in front of your monitor (except, you know, at a much smaller size than you’re used to).

It’s not pretty, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s also still in beta, so the chances of something changing between now and the time Google is ready to release it to more people are fairly high.

Apparently you will only have a chance at getting an invite if you expressed interest in improving Chrome Remote Desktop in the pass, though even that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get to check it out ahead of launch. We’ll let you know once everyone can get their grubby little paws on it, though.

[via Droid-Life]

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