Remote Desktop Connection to Windows and Mac From Any Device

Splashtop Business Access is the best remote desktop app for accessing Windows and Mac computers from any Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Chromebook device.

Remote Desktop Connection

Unlike Microsoft Remote Desktop and Apple Remote Desktop, Splashtop was built to give you remote computer access to both Windows and Mac computers. Plus, you can remote from any Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Chromebook device. That includes tablets and smartphones!

Splashtop’s broad device support gives you the freedom to use your own device to access your remote desktop no matter the situation. It doesn’t matter if your work computer is running a Windows or Mac operating system, nor does it matter if you only have an iPhone or iPad with you. Splashtop’s seamless cross platform support gives you reliable remote desktop connections to your computers.

Read on to learn how you can connect to your Windows and Mac remote desktops from any of your computers or devices.

How to use Splashtop remote desktop

Splashtop makes it easy for you to connect to a remote computer. All you need to do is create your Splashtop user account and install the necessary Splashtop apps on your computers and devices. After that, you’ll be able to access your remote desktop over the internet whenever you need it with just a few clicks!

To put it in other terms, you don’t need to memorize your ip address or set up a personal network. Instead, you’ll just open the Splashtop app and see the list of computers tied to your account, then click connect to remote access the one you want to connect to. That’s it!

Here’s how you can start a remote desktop connection from a variety of devices with Splashtop. And if you want to try it for yourself, start your Splashtop Business Access 7-day free trial. No credit card, purchase, or commitment necessary.

How to set up Splashtop Remote Desktop blog

Connect to a remote desktop from a Mac or Windows computer

What you need: Splashtop Business App for Windows, or Splashtop Business App for Mac OS

Make sure the desktop you’re remote connecting into has the Splashtop Streamer installed, and then download the Splashtop Business App on your Windows or Mac computer (the Splashtop Streamer and Splashtop Business Apps are free!)

When you need to access your remote desktop, open the Splashtop Business App (find it in the start menu or place it on your desktop for easy access). In the app you’ll see a list of computers you can access (these are the computers with the Streamer installed). In the example below, the remote desktop computer we need to access is called “sjc-trevorJ”. You can see that it’s in the list.

Splashtop Business App on Desktop

After clicking the connect icon, we are instantly connected to the remote computer! You can see in the screenshot below the window showing the desktop screen of the remote computer. If you wanted, you could make the remote window full screen so you can truly feel like you’re actually sitting in front of your computer.

Remote Desktop Connection with Splashtop

Connect to a remote desktop from iPhone/iPad or Android device

What you need: Splashtop Business App for iOS, or Splashtop Business App for Android

Again, the Splashtop Business App is free to download!

Start the Splashtop Business App on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. The menu will show you the list of computers you can access. Just like in the last example, we want to connect to “sjc-trevorJ”.

Remote Desktop from app

When you click the computer name and the connect button, you’ll instantly establish a remote desktop connection to that computer. Notice in the screenshot below how even when remote connecting from an iPhone, the user interface of the remote computer appears the same. The Splashtop Business mobile applications give you several tools that make it easy to control your remote desktop from a tablet or mobile device.

Connect to a remote desktop from a Chromebook device

What you need: Splashtop Business Google Chrome Extension

The Splashtop Business Google Chrome Extension is free to download!

Launch the app and sign in to your Splashtop account. Just like with the Business applications, you’ll be greeted with a list of the computers you are able to access. You can see in the screenshot below that “sjc-trevorJ” is on the list.

Remote Desktop Connection from Chromebook Chrome web browser

Simply click the connect button to start remote accessing that desktop from a Chrome web browser. Thanks to this Chrome extension, an internet connection is all you need for remote desktop access. Simple as that!

How Splashtop Gives You The Best Remote Desktop Connections

Fast remote desktop connections, reliability, security, and a full set of the top features make Splashtop the best remote desktop tool. Plus, Splashtop Business Access can save you up to 90% on cost when compared to TeamViewer, LogMeIn, and GoToMyPC.

Don’t get stuck with unsecure and unreliable remote desktop protocol (RDP) or VPN tools. Join 20 million users who already use Splashtop for their remote access needs.

To find all Splashtop applications you can download and their system requirements (such as version of Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android device), head to the Splashtop Downloads page.