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How to Screen Mirror Windows 10 to a Phone or Tablet

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Introduction

This guide will help you setting up common, freely available tools to share your desktop computer's screen to your smartphone, so you can both see what's on your computer on your mobile device, as well as control what your desktop from your phone or tablet.
Before You Begin:
  • Be at your computer.
  • Have your mobile device available.
Windows 10

Screen Share Systems

There are no 'native' or 'built in' screen share programs in Windows 10 that are very easy to use. But, plenty of third-party companies make systems that are simple to use, though they require a little bit of setup.

Each is tailored to a specific use with different drawbacks and benefits, and with prices ranging from free to hundreds of dollars.

Because it's not possible to cover every option available, this guide will focus on two separate desktop sharing options that are free for personal use.

Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote DesktopBuilt-into the Chrome browser, tied to your Google account makes Google's Chrome Remote Desktop easy to use, not only from your phone, but other devices as well.
TeamViewer
TeamViewerSimple to use, with or without an account. Also offers file transfers to and from your remote device.

1 Using Chrome's Remote Desktop to Screen Mirror from Windows 10

Chrome Remote Desktop

The Chrome Remote Desktop application allows you to share your device's screen to another device you own, quickly and easily as long as Chrome and the Chrome Remote Desktop are installed to each device.

We have separated out the process of setting up Chrome Remote Desktop, to make it easier for you to start where you need to start, and get the most help.

Make Sure You Have a Working Google Account or Make One If You Don't

Chrome's Remote Desktop uses your Google Account to securely connect your systems together. Make sure you have an account before proceeding.

Create Google Account

You Need to Have the Chrome Browser Installed on Your Computer

The Remote Desktop program is an addon you install on the Chrome Browser. Therefore, you need Chrome in order to use it.

Sign Into Your Google Account with the Chrome Browser

Since the Remote Desktop uses Chrome and your Google Account, you're going to need to sign into it.

Sign Into Chrome

Install Chrome Remote Desktop on Your Computer and Your Mobile Device

The Chrome Remote Desktop is an addon for Chrome that once setup and logged in, will provide you with a connection PIN to get connected.

Now You Can Use Chrome Remote Desktop to Connect to Your Computer

Now that you have Chrome loaded, signed in, and the Remote Desktop app installed, you can use it to connect to a remote computer.

2 Using TeamViewer to Screen Mirror from Windows 10

TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a simple way to access your computer remotely, help friends or family, as well as transfer files to your remote computer. You can do this from any computer or mobile device with the TeamViewer software installed.

We have separated out the process of setting up TeamViewer for remote viewing, making it easier for you to start where you need to start, and get the most help.

Install the TeamViewer App on All Required Devices

You'll need to install the TeamViewer program on your computer and mobile device that you intend to use.
Installing TeamViewer by Following Our Guide

Use TeamViewer to Connect to Your Computer

Once installed you can use it to connect to your remote PC.

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This guide will help you setting up common, freely available tools to share your desktop computer's screen to your smartphone, so you can both see what's on your computer on your mobile device, as well as control what your desktop from your phone or tablet.
Before You Begin:
  • Be at your computer.
  • Have your mobile device available.
Windows 10

Screen Share Systems

There are no 'native' or 'built in' screen share programs in Windows 10 that are very easy to use. But, plenty of third-party companies make systems that are simple to use, though they require a little bit of setup.

Each is tailored to a specific use with different drawbacks and benefits, and with prices ranging from free to hundreds of dollars.

Because it's not possible to cover every option available, this guide will focus on two separate desktop sharing options that are free for personal use.

Chrome Remote Desktop
Chrome Remote DesktopBuilt-into the Chrome browser, tied to your Google account makes Google's Chrome Remote Desktop easy to use, not only from your phone, but other devices as well.
TeamViewer
TeamViewerSimple to use, with or without an account. Also offers file transfers to and from your remote device.

Chrome Remote Desktop

The Chrome Remote Desktop application allows you to share your device's screen to another device you own, quickly and easily as long as Chrome and the Chrome Remote Desktop are installed to each device.

We have separated out the process of setting up Chrome Remote Desktop, to make it easier for you to start where you need to start, and get the most help.

Make Sure You Have a Working Google Account or Make One If You Don't

Chrome's Remote Desktop uses your Google Account to securely connect your systems together. Make sure you have an account before proceeding.

Create Google Account

You Need to Have the Chrome Browser Installed on Your Computer

The Remote Desktop program is an addon you install on the Chrome Browser. Therefore, you need Chrome in order to use it.

Sign Into Your Google Account with the Chrome Browser

Since the Remote Desktop uses Chrome and your Google Account, you're going to need to sign into it.

Sign Into Chrome

Install Chrome Remote Desktop on Your Computer and Your Mobile Device

The Chrome Remote Desktop is an addon for Chrome that once setup and logged in, will provide you with a connection PIN to get connected.

Now You Can Use Chrome Remote Desktop to Connect to Your Computer

Now that you have Chrome loaded, signed in, and the Remote Desktop app installed, you can use it to connect to a remote computer.

TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a simple way to access your computer remotely, help friends or family, as well as transfer files to your remote computer. You can do this from any computer or mobile device with the TeamViewer software installed.

We have separated out the process of setting up TeamViewer for remote viewing, making it easier for you to start where you need to start, and get the most help.

Install the TeamViewer App on All Required Devices

You'll need to install the TeamViewer program on your computer and mobile device that you intend to use.
Installing TeamViewer by Following Our Guide

Use TeamViewer to Connect to Your Computer

Once installed you can use it to connect to your remote PC.