The free app will let users control their computer through an iPhone or iPad.
Google is making it extremely simple for users of the iPhone and iPad to control their computer, as long as they use the internet giant’s Chrome web browser, with the launch of Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS. Chrome Remote Desktop has been available for Android for a few months now, and Google has finally brought it over to Apple’s ecosystem, like most of its other services.
Remote Desktop works like usual remote access clients, but makes the procedure simple by allowing a user to connect to their computer remotely by logging into the same Google account on both devices. The only requirement is the installation of the Chrome Remote Desktop app on a phone or tablet and a Google Chrome extension. Of course, this does mean that Safari users will be left out of the loop, but it’s likely most of those users won’t leave Apple’s browser behind for Google’s remote desktop solution.
Chrome Remote Desktop can be downloaded from iTunes on any iPhone, iPod or iPad running iOS 7.0 and above.