Although not as fast as RDP or Chrome Remote Desktop (at least in my experience), TeamViewer is one of the easiest ways to remotely control a computer. Today TeamViewer launched the TeamViewer 12 beta, finally offering remote-to-remote control on select Android devices.

Due to the lack of any official remote control API in Android (for obvious security reasons), the feature is limited to devices that support TeamViewer's implementation. This includes select devices from Samsung, Sony, Acer, Lenovo, HTC, LG, and more (full list here). Unfortunately, this feature requires the Premium license, a whopping $1,689.

TeamViewer 12 has a laundry list of other new features, including scripts to automate mouse/key presses, tabbed remote sessions on macOS, up to 60FPS connections, a simplified client interface, faster file transfers, Windows Phone support, and more.

Press Release

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TeamViewer®, the global technology company whose products have been activated on more than 1.2 billion devices, today launched TeamViewer 12 beta, an even more powerful and accessible version of its remote control software. With TeamViewer 12, IT departments and less tech-savvy users alike can remotely troubleshoot and fix computers, tablets, and phones with new functionalities.

While the new cross platform mobile-to-mobile remote control and screen sharing for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, may stick out as one of the more prominent features, TeamViewer 12 Beta, which is now available, also comes with a significant security and performance boost. For instance, system administrators now have the chance to easily identify all incoming connections and review them in their Management Console. Additionally, TeamViewer 12 allows for the easy roll-out of control settings to any number of devices, and gives IT staffs the means to effortlessly check whether critical security policies are in place on a particular device. Apart from that, TeamViewer 12 increases the speed of its file transfer functionalities (up to 200 MB/s) twenty-fold and also substantially improves its frame rate capacities to up to 60 fps. The new version also comes with a redesigned user interface and enables system administrators to deploy the software to thousands of devices at the push of a button.

“TeamViewer started with the goal of enabling simple and convenient access to remote devices through a secure connection for all,” said Andreas Koenig, CEO of TeamViewer. “TeamViewer 12 further demonstrates our dedication to creating an easy-to-use and safe product that can be traced back to the early days of our company.”

Among TeamViewer’s millions of active and loyal users, some are literally reaching for the stars: Stephen Hawking uses TeamViewer to remotely access his telescope. However, the majority of users are more grounded, using TeamViewer to remotely fix computers and mobile devices, to access their office PC while they are at home and to collaborate with colleagues on presentations and other projects. With the increasing shift towards a more mobile workforce, TeamViewer has become embedded in the global worksuite.

“TeamViewer is committed to continuously enhancing its service to provide the safest, most efficient and easiest-to-use option for users,” added Kornelius Brunner, Chief Innovation Officer at TeamViewer. “The more than 15 improvements TeamViewer users will experience with TeamViewer 12 make remote support simple and hassle free.”

For additional details on the TeamViewer 12 updates and newly added features, please visit


TeamViewer 12 Beta is available immediately for Windows, Mac, Linux, mobile and Chrome OS devices. The described feature set may vary depending on the operating system. Additional information and a download option are available at For professional use, TeamViewer offers different licenses tailored to meet the specific needs of companies, no matter their size. More information can be found at: As always, for personal use in a non-commercial environment, TeamViewer software is free of charge.

About TeamViewer

Founded in 2005, TeamViewer is fully focused on the development and distribution of high-end solutions for online communication, collaboration and remote monitoring of IT systems. Available in over 30 languages and with more than 200 million users worldwide, TeamViewer is one of the world’s most popular providers of remote control and online meeting software. airbackup, a powerful cloud-based backup solution, and ITbrain, a valuable remote monitoring and IT asset tracking solution, complement TeamViewer’s product portfolio. For more information, visit: Follow us on Twitter at @TeamViewer and on our blog at © 2016 TeamViewer GmbH. All rights reserved.

TeamViewer Remote Control
TeamViewer Remote Control
Developer: TeamViewer
Price: Free