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Highlights

TeamViewer and Chrome Remote Desktop are remote desktop software options that are popular with small to medium businesses, though TeamViewer is also used by larger teams. TeamViewer provides rich feature support compared to Chrome Remote Desktop, but Chrome Remote Desktop is free to use.

Features

Chrome Remote Desktop and TeamViewer perform the basic features expected from remote desktop software, but each one also has a few standout features.

Chrome Remote Desktop offers simple installation and a lightweight remote desktop application with no limit on the number of managed devices. Teamviewer provides custom branding, file-sharing between devices and clipboard syncing so users can copy and paste between computers.

Limitations

In addition to these strengths, Chrome Remote Desktop and TeamViewer also have limitations compared to each other.

Chrome Remote Desktop requires users to have a Google account, offers no file-sharing option and can’t wake up a sleeping computer. TeamViewer is a resource intensive software that suffers from performance issues when bandwidth is low.

Pricing

TeamViewer offers 3 tiers of pricing. The single-user plan allows for one user to manage up to 200 devices for $49.00/month. The multi-user plan allows any number of users to manage a total of 300 devices for $99.00/month. Lastly, the corporate plan allows any number of users to manage up to 500 devices for $199.00/month.

Chrome Remote Desktop is free to use for anyone with a Google account.

Likelihood to Recommend

Chrome Remote Desktop

It is well suited in cases where your company/organization is looking for a low/no cost remote desktop solution, or is looking for something that can be used by most anyone right away. Most organizations don't want things to be too complex, especially with a remote desktop solution, which is generally not very complex software to begin with. It would be less appropriate in cases where the company/organization has already purchased licensing for a commercial product, and/or has been heavily using a commercial product for some time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

Teamviewer is best suited for any team who can afford their commercial licensing costs and have a good enough bandwidth to support its connection for a seamless work experience. It could be a bit pocket heavy for small team sizes where budget is stringent and if budget is a problem, then one should look at other cheaper options
Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

Chrome Remote Desktop
8.2
TeamViewer
8.5
Screen sharing
Chrome Remote Desktop
9.1
TeamViewer
9.2
File transfer
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.6
TeamViewer
8.7
Instant message
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.0
TeamViewer
8.4
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.7
TeamViewer
8.4
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.0
TeamViewer
8.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.7
TeamViewer
9.1
Initiate remote control from mobile
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.6
TeamViewer
8.4
Remote management of servers & workstations
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.0
TeamViewer
9.0
Remote Active Directory® management
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.9
TeamViewer
8.6
Centralized management dashboard
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.8
TeamViewer
8.1
Session record
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.5
TeamViewer
8.5
Annotations
Chrome Remote Desktop
7.8
TeamViewer
8.3
Monitoring and Alerts
Chrome Remote Desktop
9.0
TeamViewer
8.1
Multi-platform remote control
Chrome Remote Desktop
8.4
TeamViewer
8.8

Pros

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • Unlike Microsoft's Remote Desktop, this program is the same across platforms, which is helpful for users.
  • This program also allows direct control over the desktop (like TeamViewer) and doesn't give you a simulated log on (like Remote Desktop). This is advantageous for seeing exactly what's on the screen but can make it a little laggy.
  • The interface is very nice and clear once it's set up. It's obvious which computer is which and it's just a couple of clicks from opening the program to a connection.
  • The mobile app is also really really well done.
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • Sharing a screen via TeamViewer is generally very responsive, even if the internet connection (on either the client or host side) isn't great. TeamViewer seems to use an adaptive compression algorithm, that will sacrifice some screen clarity for a more responsive and pleasurable experience.
  • TeamViewer includes a built-in file sharing mechanism that allows for the easy and secure transfer of files from host to client (or vice versa).
  • During the initial install of TeamViewer, you can set it up to "run-only." As in, it will not actually install itself on the computer but will allow for a one-time use remote session. This is ideal for a quick tech support session where the client doesn't want to, or can't, fully install TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is a very secure platform, providing multiple layers of security. First, the only way to connect to a client is by knowing the client's machine id - a 9 or 10 digit randomly generated number created on install. In addition, for one-time connection, a randomly generated pin is created on each use. This pin can be set as a simple 4 digit pin, up to a 10 digit strong password including uppercase, lowercase, number and non-alphanumeric characters. In addition, TeamViewer is initially set NOT to open upon login - meaning the computer is not accessible until TeamViewer is manually opened on the client computer.
  • TeamViewer can be used as both an on-demand screen sharing platform - wherein a client only opens TeamViewer when someone needs to get on remotely, and promptly closes it afterward - as well as an always-on screen sharing system. TeamViewer can be set to open automatically at login, and run in the background. A "personal password" can then be created for unattended access - this password can be as strong or as weak as you choose. One the password is set, you can connect to your computer remotely via TeamViewer at any time by knowing the machine ID and the personal password.
  • Initial setup of TeamViewer is a fairly simple procedure, especially useful when talking a client on how to install it over the phone.
  • While screen sharing is TeamViewer's bread and butter, it also includes a plethora of other features including file sharing as well as both video and audio sharing (great for remote tech support).
  • With a TeamViewer account, multiple computers can be logged in via the account and easily accessible within an instance of TeamViewer.
  • TeamViewer is truly cross-platform, with version for Mac, Windows and Linux, as well as for mobile OSs such as iOS and Android.
  • A personal license is free.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • I like this software in general very much. The only problem is that there are times when the ram consumption of my computer increases too much, for a few seconds. This causes my computer and connection to freeze. It is not completely stable.
Isabella Houghton | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • - A difficulty that we have experienced in the company and that has been detected with each stumble that has been had, is the fact that the different versions are not compatible with each other, so if some user accidentally updates his version (very normal fact ), compatibility problems are generated that have caused our support department to have to communicate with each user who is under that condition to ask him to delete the new version, and then reinstall the correct version.
  • Although it really does not have to be a limitation, the software does not have the functionality to work through proxy servers, which could become a limiting factor of some relevance for those who want to take care of "their presence" when working in an open network.
Rafael Becemberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 7.0
Based on 2 answers
A very easy lightweight tool that is completely scalable and deployed via google admin platform. The tool is free to use and works extremely well with the chrome devices we currently have deployed. Any organization using chrome or google suites should look into this tool as it's much easier to use then other remote software in the market
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.1
Based on 40 answers
As long as I continue to provide remote support for my clients, it's a no brainier. For what I pay out, I probably make it back tenfold in the ability to provide remote support from wherever and whenever. Not to mention the saved gas money for a fix that only takes 5 minutes but it takes you 20 minutes to get there. As my business continues to grow, and I support more and more clients, my need for TeamViewer will only grow.
Justin Kuhlman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 9.7
Based on 3 answers
I would rarely give a 10 for usability to any tool, but Chrome Remote Desktop doesn't deserves 9 either :) I find all options easy to understand. I don't have to work my brain to understand how things work when using Chrome Remote Desktop.
Ravinder Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.4
Based on 17 answers
TeamViewer is a system that is very easy to understand and grasp the concept of which is a very nice thing because users that don't have much technology and computer background can use the system easily. While being easy to understand for the average user, it doesn't lose the functionality and features that IT people love to see with software that makes it easier for us to do our jobs.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It's usually without problem, but we have had connectivity issues on occasion.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The application is built on VNC which is a very stable technology.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 5.9
Based on 8 answers
The only support I ever accessed were help files and web tutorials. I never tried to access personal support, mostly because I don't believe much of it is available. As a free service, my expectations for support are pretty low; that said, Chrome Remote Desktop is easy enough to configure and troubleshoot even with limited technical knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.5
Based on 26 answers
As I said earlier, TeamViewer is safe, has a lightweight, beautiful, and easy-to-use graphical user interface for all our employees. Remote access is easy to do and always solves any open problem in so-called technicians. A grade of 10 is for all of that. It is a tool that we recommend for anyone who wants to use something reliable and functional.
João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 8.9
Based on 2 answers
I have never used the online training either. I have watched a few informational videos that were helpful when learning how to do a specific procedure within TeamViewer and get the most out of the software by utilizing one of the many features that are available with the software. Again, 5 if for neutral.
Jordan Paquette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop 10.0
Based on 1 answer
None, its quick and easy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 9.9
Based on 6 answers
Well I don't have any key insights regarding implementation of TeamViewer.
Ratulsnigdha Saha | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chrome Remote Desktop

I've used TeamViewer, AnyDesk, Go to My PC, and Microsoft Remote Desktop to access PCs remotely. Chrome Remote Desktop is one of the best remote desktop programs. The other programs are more expensive and provide fewer features than Chrome Remote Desktop. It is much easier to switch among multiple PCs using Chrome Remote Desktop than some of the other mentioned programs.
Allen Shapiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

TeamViewer was the best option for remote control and with the ability for participants to point on the screen during presentations. It was the fastest/smoothest experience for remote control, and allowed logging into the computer before logging in after a reboot. It was also the only one with a concurrent user licensing model, which was a huge selling point.
Kristopher Kauth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Chrome Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TeamViewer

TeamViewer 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've rarely had problems with the product.
Mike Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chrome Remote Desktop

  • Chrome licensing is better priced than MS, so this is positive.
  • Utilizing multiple desktops to submit and monitor long-running batch jobs reduces the need for only 1 desktop to submit and admin job scheduling, this is also a positive.
  • Patching is a negative, it is too often and too time-consuming.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

TeamViewer

  • TeamViewer has saved my company a great deal of time, my team members and I are able to deploy our solutions to our overseas customers without having to travel there.
  • TeamViewer has also saved my company good amount of finances, other PC sharing software are mostly premium and require payment to take advantage of all the features, TeamViewer is free yet has excellent service delivery.
  • TeamViewer has generally improved our organization's relationship with our clients.
Majute shivugu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Chrome Remote Desktop

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

TeamViewer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Chrome Remote Desktop
9.2
TeamViewer
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Chrome Remote Desktop
7.0
TeamViewer
9.1

Usability

Chrome Remote Desktop
9.7
TeamViewer
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Chrome Remote Desktop
TeamViewer
8.0

Performance

Chrome Remote Desktop
TeamViewer
9.0

Support Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop
5.9
TeamViewer
8.5

In-Person Training

Chrome Remote Desktop
TeamViewer
5.0

Online Training

Chrome Remote Desktop
TeamViewer
8.9

Implementation Rating

Chrome Remote Desktop
10.0
TeamViewer
9.9

Scalability

Chrome Remote Desktop
TeamViewer
10.0

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