TeamViewer for Windows Phone 8 is now available

Whether you like it or not at some point in life you’ll utter the words.

I wish I could just access my home computer from this cosy pub sofa

Or something along those lines. There are a lot of options out there to do this. The most popular protocols are RDP or VNC. But there are also some companies who have made their own protocol to allow users more functionality or security.
TeamViewer are one such company and their app has recently appeared on the Windows Phone 8 Store.
TeamViewer for Windows Phone 8 is now available

Remote control Windows, Mac, and Linux computers with TeamViewer within seconds.
Providing spontaneous support for friends and family or accessing applications on your home computer while on the go, TeamViewer allows you to accomplish all this from your Windows Phone.
Find out why more than 100 million users put their trust in TeamViewer!
TeamViewer is free for personal use.

App Features
• Windows, Mac or Linux — Remotely control any computer within seconds
• Highest security standard — 256 Bit AES Session Encoding and 1024 Bit RSA Key Exchange
• Integrated computers & contacts list — See the online status of your partners and connect to them via quick access
• No configuration — Effortless access to remote computers even behind firewalls and proxy servers
• Simple reboot — Reboot remote computers or servers from anywhere
• Multi monitor —- Switch between multiple screens easily

For more information and the client side software head over to the TeamViewer website.

Windows Phone Store Link – TeamViewer

Tip off credit – Eric Cohen

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  • Peter Rich

    Installed this a few days ago when I needed external assistance from a PC technician friend. I can vouch its effectiveness. Seems to do quite a lot, not just to allow remote access for problem serving. Will probably use it occasionally to access files when I am away from home.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve used TeamViewer since it came out, I think. It was the first ‘free for personal use’ remote administration utility which actually had its own directory service (much like GoToMyPC and the like). I use it a bit less now, simply because it’s started to think some of the PCs I remote into are being used for business purposes (which they are not, by the way).

    I have started using Splashtop instead, which is by far the best remote tool I’ve ever used, especially from a performance point-of-view. It also has no such restrictions, and aside from the iOS version, it’s free. You have to pay a small subscription if you wish to connect to machines when you’re not on the local network, but it’s not much, and for the performance is well worth paying.

    TeamViewer doesn’t use the most efficient protocol, and can be quite slow over 3G. Splashtop on the other hand copes much better over slow connections, and you can even stream video from your desktop to your mobile with sound! The only disadvantage is that there is only a Splashtop viewer for Windows on the desktop (no support for OS X or Linux yet). Other than that, if you have a tablet or phone of pretty much any flavour, you should be able to use it.

    • Peter Rich

      Interesting. Might have a look at that next week when I (hopefully) get my Nexus 4.

    • AJ

      Nice info…!!!
      However, I want the other way round .i.e. to remote control my Windows phone 8 from my PC (for typing easiness :)).The SplashTop doesn’t have a “streamer” app for the mobile device I guess, it’s only the PC version :(.