Chrome Remote Desktop vs TeamViewer (Reviews)

Chrome Remote Desktop Control does exactly what the name says: it allows you to manage a remote computer from another computer, through internet. There are many solutions out there to achieve this result. In this case we will give a look at two of the most popular: Chrome Remote Desktop vs Teamviewer. It is for free private use. It browser-based, meaning that you will have to install the program on your PCs and Macs to use it. You can throw it on your thumbdrive and can carry around with you.

Chrome Remote Desktop vs Teamviewer

The installation on your PCs and Macs pretty straight forward: you download the program from the Teamviewer’s homepage, and follow the onscreen instructions. To have complete access to your computers you will have to install the Teamviewer on everyone of them. You can use Teamviewer on your PC to control a Mac, and the other way around (Chrome Remote Desktop vs TeamViewer ).

Chrome Remote Desktop Reviews

Compared to Google’s Chrome Remote Desktop, Teamviewer has a big advantage: you can install it on your tablet and remotely control your PC from there (but not the other way around. I have a Google Nexus 7 from 2012 and 3 PCs. 2 of these are in another house. To check if these 2 are connected, I rely on Teamviewer on my tablet. The Nexus 7 sits next to the main screen of the PC.

I am currently writing on, and every once in a while i give the tablet a glimpse to check is the downloads are active and Chrome Remote Desktop vs TeamViewer if anyone is breaking into my apartment, through the PCs webcam. But that’s me being paranoid.

Chrome Remote Desktop vs Teamviewer
Chrome Remote Desktop


  • Chrome Remote Desktop is fully cross-platform
  • Meaning that you can connect to Windows,
  • Mac and Linux(Linux is not possible with Teamviewer) desktops at any time

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Teamviewer also has specific features for Windows 8, making it easy to access of Start menu, charm bar and app menus. Most importantly, the remote control emulates the touch gestures. This is fantastic if you are remotely controlling your PC from a touch notebook or a tablet. The program allows you to restart the remote computer. It will then reconnect automatically.

Even if the remote PC is started in safe mode. It also allows you to hear and see music, videos or system sounds from the remote computer during a connection Chrome Remote Desktop vs TeamViewer.


  • It feels smoother and the sound sharing
  • Works perfectly the big issue is that you will have to sign in with your Google account on all the computers involved

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