How Do I Set Up Remote Desktop?

You can use Splashtop remote desktop software to access your Windows and Mac computers from any other device. Here’s how you can get started in no time.

How to set up remote desktop

Remote desktop software enables you to access your computer from anywhere, even without taking it with you. With Splashtop Business Access you can use your computer, tablet, or mobile device to remotely access your computer. Once in a remote desktop session, you can take control of your remote computer as if you were right in front of it. You can open/edit files, use any application, and complete any task with ease.

In this article, we’re going to show you how you can set up Splashtop’s remote desktop software and start accessing your remote computers. Follow the steps below and you can be up and running with Splashtop for free in minutes.

Create your Splashtop Account

First, you’ll need to create your Splashtop Account. By clicking the button below, you can create your account and get a free 1-week trial of Splashtop Business Access. There is no credit card or commitment required to create your account and start your free trial.

How to Set Up Remote Desktop with Splashtop

After you’ve created your account and started your free trial, you’ll be able to install Splashtop on the devices you’re remoting from and remoting into. Here’s what you need to do to get set up:

Step 1 – Download the Splashtop Business App on the devices you want to remote from

With Splashtop Business Access, you can download and use the Splashtop Business App on an unlimited number of devices. You’ll use these devices to remote into the computer you’re connecting to. The app is available for Windows, Mac, iOS (iPhone and iPad), and Android.

Step 2 – Install the Splashtop Streamer on the computer you want to remote into

Next, you’ll want to deploy the Splashtop Streamer to the Windows and Mac computers you want to remotely access. Go to and log in with the same username and password you used to create your Splashtop Account. Once logged in, click the Add Computer button. From there you can edit your Streamer settings (such as setting it to always be on when the remote computer is on) and create the download link.

Send the download link to the computers you want to have access to. Once that link is opened on the computer, it will download the Splashtop Streamer and be tied to your account.

Step 3 – Connect using the Splashtop Business App

With the Splashtop Streamer and Splashtop Business App installed, you will be able to start a remote desktop connection! Open the Splashtop Business App and sign in to your account. You should see a list of all the computers that have your Splashtop Streamer installed. These are the computers you have access to. Simply click to connect and you’ll remote into your desired computer instantly.

Why you Should Get Started with Splashtop Remote Desktop Today

Splashtop Business Access is a fast, secure, and easy to use remote desktop tool. It is a better alternative to VPN and RDP (remote desktop protocol) products, and costs up to 90% less than other remote access products.

Create your Splashtop Account and start your free trial now to use Splashtop’s remote desktop software. You’ll find out why more than 30 million people use Splashtop for over 800 million remote sessions and counting.

Check Out Splashtop’s Other Remote Access Solutions

Want to set up remote desktop for support purposes? MSPs, IT, support, and help desk teams can remotely access and support their end-users with the below Splashtop solutions. Free trials available!

  • Splashtop Remote Support: for MSPs and IT teams who want unattended remote access to their users’ computers to provide remote support.
  • Splashtop SOS: for IT, Support, and Help desk teams who need an attended, quick support solution to provide on-demand remote support to their users’ devices.
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