Unarguably the best free app to access your home PC, remotely via your smartphone, Google has today announced the launch of its Chrome for Remote Desktop app on iOS devices.
Launched for Android devices last year, Google’s remote desktop app allows you to control your home PC while it is turned on, remotely via your smartphone or a tablet.
The new app can be downloaded from the App store, and is available for both iPhone and iPad. To use the app, you’ll first have to go to Chrome’s Web Store to download the desktop version. Once downloaded, you’ll be asked for that customary Google account to link this app to.
Upon linking, it will put your home PC on to the list of devices you can access remotely. Once you are through this process, you can simply log into the iOS app through your Google account, wherein you’ll see a list of available devices.
I’ve used the android iteration on my Galaxy S4 and I must say, the communication is pretty seamless. However, do make sure that you have a robust internet connection in place.
The app requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Google has optimised the app is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.