The service has now been extended to Android devices, with an iOS app coming eventually.
Users can enable remote access to their machines on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows, and Android users will even get another six-digit pin for an extra layer of security. "Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files. All connections are fully secured," reads the Chrome extension description.
For those worried about having their home computers remotely accessed by intruders, Google notes that "all remote desktop sessions are fully encrypted using Chrome's SSL features." No data is recorded or saved during sessions, and you will always need your PIN and one-time use Access Code to remotely connect.
Get started with the Chrome extension here: Chrome Remote Desktop
Here is the Android app: Chrome Remote Desktop for Android
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 17 Apr 2014 20:02