How to: Use Teamviewer To Remotely Control Your PC from Your Android Device
There are lots of applications out there to remotely control your PC, and one of the easiest ones to use is Teamviewer. Most of you will probably be familiar with Teamviewer for your Windows PC or Mac but the application is also available on iOS and Android both of which are free. We’ll be looking at the Android version for now.
Unlike other apps that require you to forward ports or set up IP addresses for connecting to a PC, Teamviewer works flawlessly and doesn’t need much time to set up.
- First of you need to go the Teamviewer website to download the Desktop app and set it up, this will give you a Unique Partner ID and Password.
- Now go to the App market or head over HERE to download the mobile version of the app.
- You now need to open the app, enter your PC’s Partner ID and Password and that’s it. Teamviewer connects you to your Desktop PC or laptop.
The program works flawlessly, with simple controls, pinch to zoom functionality, single finger clicks register as “left clicks on your mouse” and double finger clicks register as right clicks. You can move the cursor by panning the screen with one finger and you have shortcuts at the top and bottom of your device to perform functions such as bring up a full size virtual keyboard to type remotely on.
You can use the program to control your PC from afar, to play/pause movies or music, reply to someone on Messenger and basically do what you want. You could even use it in the same way to connect to your friend’s PCs to help them out if they need it.
Overall the app is great, it works as it should with my only problem being that it doesn’t offer more for the mobile version, you can’t for example stream music or videos from your PC onto your device, it simply acts as an input device, which is not such a bad thing as it keeps things simple and easy to use.