If you’ve ever wanted to access your computer from your Android phone, your wish has been granted. Google recently launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app, which lets you control your PC or Mac from an Android smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are. Setting up remote access is easy, too. On your computer, download the Chrome Remote Desktop app from the Chrome Web Store, which generates a code. Plug this code into the app on your phone, and you’ll instantly receive remote access. The web version of the app has been around for about a year and a half, letting you access one computer from another through the same process. This new update brings that same power to your phone. There have been rumors of an iOS version of the app as well, but Google hasn’t announced anything about that version. But if you’ve got an Android and want remote access to your PC or Mac, the Chrome Remote Desktop app is now available for download in the Google Play store.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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