Download and Install TeamViewer and AnyDesk – Part 3

From the beginning: An Introduction – Part 1

Previous: Setting up the Raspberry Pi – Part 2

You may choose to hook your RPi up to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and leave it that way, but that can take up valuable desk space. I prefer to have it tucked away in a corner of my desk and connect to it remotely, but I have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse available when needed.

To connect remotely, I strongly recommend installing TeamViewer AND AnyDesk, because it’s always a good idea to have a couple of ways to connect remotely, in case one doesn’t work at any given time for whatever reason. And they’re both FREE.

You can find the RPi version of Teamviewer on their website. Scroll down and you’ll see the Raspberry Pi version. Click on ‘Download Host’. You do NOT want the generic Linux version. Alternatively, you’re welcome to download it from my Dropbox (the current version is 14. I’ll do my best to keep the most current version there).

You can find the RPi version of AnyDesk on their website. Works much the same way TeamViewer does, to be honest. The install process is basically the same as well.

This is what AnyDesk looks like on the Raspberry Pi.

This is what AnyDesk looks like on Windows 10.

Depending on where you have your Raspberry Pi setup in your home, setting up the WiFi, and installing Teamviewer (or AnyDesk) to connect to it remotely might be a convenient option. I have a spare monitor, keyboard, and mouse hooked up to my RPi, but I almost always connect to it via Teamviewer to do stuff.

After Teamviewer installs, to connect it to your Teamviewer account (assuming you have one already – it’s free), they’ll send a confirmation link to your email address. Once you add your RPI as a trusted device on your account, you’ll be able to connect to your RPI quickly and easily.

I also recommend checking for updates once again to ensure you have the latest version of TeamViewer.

In Terminal:

sudo apt-get update (press enter)

sudo apt-get upgrade (press enter)

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