Last week was a fairly uneventful “Update Wednesday” for Google, but they’re certainly making up for it this week. First, Google introduced its official stock Camera app to the Play Store, at least for select KitKat-powered devices. And now comes Chrome Remote Desktop for Android!
After a period of beta testing, the new Android version of the app has arrived and makes it easy to remote access your Mac, Chromebook or PC from Android tablets and smartphones. In order to remote access your PC, you’ll first need to download a special Chrome extension for the desktop version of the Chrome browser. Once installed, connecting to any of your computers is a simple affair.
Chrome Remote Desktop is far from the only remote desktop app available for Android, though it’s still a welcome addition. Unlike some of the alternative remote access solutions, Google’s remote desktop software is completely free, though you’ll need an Android device running ICS 4.0 or higher to use it.