Best TeamViewer Alternative for 2020

Need a better alternative to TeamViewer? Splashtop has several remote access and remote support packages designed for specific use cases, meaning you get the same top features at a fraction of the price.

Best TeamViewer Alternative 2020

TeamViewer is a well-known remote access tool, however, it also has some well-known issues that have frustrated users over the years. Recently, many TeamViewer Free users had their remote connections cut short and access restricted due to suspected commercial use, an occurrence that caused problems for many.

If you are one of these people and you’ve looked into upgrading to a TeamViewer commercial plan, or if you’re already paying for TeamViewer, then you’re already aware of how expensive it is. Users have frequently complained to us that TeamViewer is one of the most expensive remote access products available today.

Based on the concerns listed above, the clear choice for those looking to ditch TeamViewer is Splashtop. Splashtop is the 2020 best alternative to TeamViewer due to its high performance remote access engine, multiple solutions designed for specific use cases, top features, and a much lower price (saving those who switch from TeamViewer’s commercial plan to Splashtop 50% or more on their annual cost).

“I have been in IT for 20 years and I know a good product when I find one. From a support perspective I could not have asked for a better tool. I get in and get it done. [Splashtop] is awesome and it’s reliable as hell. After using TeamViewer this program rocks its socks off. Unlike TeamViewer you’re not trying to be everything for everyone and it just works. You are reasonably priced as well, with TeamViewer wanting everything including my first born. I love the product and have recommended it to others I know in the industry.”

— Stuart Livingstone, NuWave Backup

Why Splashtop is the Best TeamViewer Alternative in 2020

Better packages / Lower price

With TeamViewer restricting access for many free users for suspected commercial use, customers who rely on remote access for their work are required to purchase TeamViewer’s commercial product. TeamViewer’s Single User commercial plan starts at $49/month (or $588/year)*, and only gets more expensive if you have more than one user or need multiple concurrent sessions.

On the other hand, Splashtop has three core remote access solutions:

  • Business Access – for individuals and small teams who want to access their own computers (starts at $5/month)
  • Remote Support – for IT pros and MSPs who need unattended access to provide remote support to their clients’ computers (starts at $25/month)
  • SOS – for service desk and helpdesk teams who need to provide on-demand attended (Quicksupport) remote support to their clients computers and mobile devices (starts at $17/month)

Each solution is geared to a specific use case, each has the top features needed for their respective customer bases, and each is priced significantly less than TeamViewer. With Splashtop, you can save at least 50% on your cost when you switch from TeamViewer’s commercial plans.

(Splashtop also has a free version called Splashtop Personal that is free for personal use on most devices)

Fast Remote Access / Equipped with Top Tools and Features

Splashtop scores big in reliability, security, and ease of use.

First, Splashtop provides reliably fast connections. Remote connections are in real-time with high definition quality and sound. Plus, Splashtop is cross-device and works across multiple operating systems, including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and Chrome web browsers.

Splashtop also has the same top features found in TeamViewer, such as drag-and-drop file transfer, chat, screen sharing, remote reboot, user management, grouping, and more. You can select the package that best fits your needs to get the features you want. Plus, Splashtop comes with easy to use desktop applications and mobile apps.

Finally, Splashtop boasts several impressive security features, including 256-bit AES encryption on all remote sessions and file transfers, device authentication, two-step verification, blank screen, and more. You can find out about all Splashtop security features here. Splashtop complies with several industry standards and regulations, including HIPAA, GDPR, PCI, and SOC 2.

Kudos to the Splashtop team for putting together a great package, with useful / practical options and at an affordable price. TeamViewer have been very onerous lately – randomly blocking people from using their free product despite meeting their free usage requirements. I need a product and company I can trust and rely on and your paid solution has been rock solid – keep up the good work.

— Darryl Collins

Splashtop vs. TeamViewer 2020 Product Comparison

Splashtop vs. TeamViewer price & feature comparision

Since Splashtop offers multiple remote access solutions designed for different use cases, you need to determine which Splashtop solution is right for you. No matter what, you’ll get the better deal when you choose Splashtop.

For individuals and business professionals who want to access their computers remotely…

Splashtop Business Access is the best alternative to TeamViewer. With the Splashtop Business app, you can remotely access and control your Windows and Mac computers from any computer, tablet, or mobile device running on a Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS operating system. You can also remote from Chrome web browsers.

Splashtop Business Access starts at $5/month per user, while TeamViewer’s commercial plan starts at $49/month per user*. That’s a 90% saving! Check out our Splashtop Business Access Pro vs TeamViewer comparison and get started for free now.

Splashtop Business Access


For MSPs and IT/support professionals who want to provide remote support…

Splashtop SOS+10 and SOS Unlimited are your best TeamViewer replacement options. These two Splashtop packages are ideal because they give you the ability to provide both attended and unattended support.

Again, cost is a big reason why Splashtop is better than TeamViewer. TeamViewer’s commercial plans can run anywhere from $49/month to $199/month*. Plus you have to pay an extra $32.90/month for mobile device support, and $99/month for concurrent users. That’s an extra $395/year and $1,188/year (respectively) on top the starting price of $588/year. You do the math.

Splashtop SOS+10 and SOS Unlimited start at $219 and $399 per year. Those are huge savings, especially considering you’re still getting fast remote access for support and the same top features.

See our Splashtop SOS Unlimited vs TeamViewer comparison, and get started with SOS for free now.

Splashtop SOS


* Source: TeamViewer US web site $49/month ($588/yr) list price for Single User plan, Dec 2019.