What you must know

  • Throughout Ignite 2023, Microsoft launched an all-new ‘Home windows App’ to stream Home windows PCs from anyplace.
  • The app is suitable with macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and even Home windows, however isn’t accessible for Android or ChromeOS.
  • If you wish to use this with a Chromebook, you may should depend on the browser implementation. 

Chromebook house owners have been eager for the power to make use of Home windows, or no less than Home windows apps, for years. There was some hope that this is able to have come from Parallels, however that is seemingly been locked all the way down to the enterprise market. Then, Microsoft gave us a glimmer of hope throughout Ignite 2023, as the corporate launched a brand new “Windows App.”

Awkward title apart, the Home windows App is designed to supply entry to cloud computer systems from suitable units. This contains issues resembling Azure Digital Desktop, Home windows 365, and Microsoft Dev Field. However, this new app additionally affords the restricted means to entry Distant Desktop Companies and distant PCs. 

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Sadly, it appears as if Android and ChromeOS have been overlooked to dry, for one motive or one other. Not solely is the Home windows App not suitable with Chromebooks, however you additionally will not discover a devoted Android app. Making issues much more irritating, Microsoft’s support documentation states that you just aren’t in a position to entry this service utilizing a cell browser.