How to download or Install TeamViewer on your Chromebook

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TeamViewer on Chromebook

Hello everyone, you can download TeamViewer for Chromebook and get to use one of the most popular apps that allow you to have remote access, remote support and remote control of another device which could be your macOS laptop for designing, a Windows laptop for gaming, or you might want access to another Chromebook or Linux server, TeamViewer can let you do all that on your Chromebook. BUT, there is a HUGE BUT when it comes to how TeamViewer works on ChromeOS, we will explain this below.

How to install TeamViewer as an Android app

In order to install this app on your ChromeOS whether that be on a Chromebook or whatever else, you can do that following our instructions right below, but you have to choose between 3 different TeamViewer apps that are further explained in detail below after the download.

  1. Choose which TeamViewer App to download:
    1. Download TeamViewer Full Client from Google Play Store.
    2. Download TeamViewer QuickSupport from Google Play Store.
    3. Download TeamViewer Host from Google Play Store.
  2. Once you choose which TeamViewer version you want to run, launch it from the Launcher (app drawer) or the shelf (taskbar). Click the TeamViewer icon to load it.

Today we will highlight some reasons why you should go ahead and try to install TeamViewer on your Chromebook. I have been using TeamViewer on my Chromebook since last year and it works perfectly. I actually first tried it via as a Chrome extension and that way it worked fine too but to me, it seemed like it would use a little more memory when I ran it via the Chrome browser. As most of you know, I now use a Chromebook that allows me to install and run Android apps so I tried the TeamViewer Android app and it works perfectly on my Chromebook. I am able to login to my Linux Server hosted in Seattle, and then I am also able to login to my Windows 11 laptop when I need to access some apps or files. Let us know by leaving a comment about what you think about TeamViewer once you install it.

Which TeamViewer App is the right one to choose?

Like I said in the opening paragraph, because of the nature of ChromeOS(based on Linux) things are not just plug and play like TeamViewer is for Windows or Mac(they also have different versions to choose from), but that’s okay, let’s find out why we, the often forgotten ChromeOS users, now have to scratch our heads wondering if we installed the right version.

So to start with, you have 3 versions to choose from;

  1. TeamViewer Full Client: This is the most versatile option and recommended version for most of you, allowing you to both initiate remote connections to other devices and receive incoming connections on your Chromebook. It’s ideal if you need to remotely access other computers or provide support to others who can access your Chromebook.
  2. TeamViewer QuickSupport: This is a lightweight option designed for attended access scenarios. It allows someone else to remotely connect to your Chromebook with your permission. This is useful for quick troubleshooting sessions where you can grant control of your Chromebook to a technician.
  3. TeamViewer Host: This option is suitable for unattended access to your Chromebook. Once installed and configured, it allows authorized users to connect to your Chromebook even when you’re not physically present. This is helpful for managing remote devices or accessing files on your Chromebook when you’re away.

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What Is TeamViewer About?

TeamViewer is a comprehensive, remote access, remote control and remote support solution that works with almost every desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, macOS, ChromeOS, Android, and iOS.

TeamViewer lets you remote into computers or mobile devices located anywhere in the world and use them as though you were there. You can also can remotely connect to servers, commercial-grade machines, and IoT devices from anywhere, at any time through our secure global remote access network.

TeamViewer Features:

  • Intuitive touch and control gestures
  • File transfer in both directions
  • Screen sharing and complete remote control of other devices
  • Sound and HD video transmission in real-time
  • Highest security standards: 256 Bit AES Session Encoding, 2048 Bit RSA Key Exchange
  • Computers & Contacts management
  • Chat with others logged into TeamViewer

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TeamViewer Chromebook Requirements

  • Supported OS Version: ChromeOS 120 & Android 10.0 or newer.
  • Supported Device: Device with 4GB of RAM or above.
  • Storage Space: 1 GB or above.


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Troubleshooting Common Issues

Having trouble getting TeamViewer on your Chromebook? Here are two possible reasons:

  1. Google Play Store not enabled: Make sure the Google Play Store is turned on for your Chromebook.
  2. Outdated ChromeOS: Your Chromebook might need a system update. Check if there’s a newer version of ChromeOS available.

I can’t remote control my Chromebook fully? Why?

It’s worth mentioning that the capability to use TeamViewer on ChromeOS, including screen sharing, depends on the device’s ability to support Android apps. This integration broadens the functionality available to ChromeOS users, albeit with some certain *annoying* limitations, such as the ability to only share screens without full remote control, in some scenarios.

Where can I get support for my TeamViewer on ChromeOS?

  1. Try their official website with documentation.
  2. Visit their official Forums where you can ask questions from the staff.

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TeamViewer Alternatives

TeamViewer DOES run on Chromebook but it might not work well for everyone so that is why we have some pretty good alternatives for TeamViewer on your Chromebook. I highly recommend using CRD by Google themselves but the other options are quiet good too.

  1. Chrome Remote Desktop – Get the Android app version [ read more about it in our guide ]
  2. RemotePC ViewerGet the Android app version.
  3. RealVNC ViewerGet the Android app version.

Other interesting ChromeOS apps: Dropbox for Chromebook & Zoom for Chromebook

A web developer who loves programming/coding, using both my Ubuntu and chromeOS machines. I also love gaming on my Android and believe you me, I never thought I would ever say that. I also love comic books and I enjoy researching history facts, kind of weird right? My role on is to make sure everything works 24/7.