Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 24, 2014

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.

Author:

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).