Remote From Mac To Windows 10

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This guide will take you step by step through the process of configuring your Windows 10 computer for remote connections, and then setting up macOS to make those connections. This will allow you to view, control and use your Windows 10 PC remotely from your Mac.

Using third-party applications such as LogMeIn, RealVNC, TeamViewer and Chrome Remote Desktop or the built-in Remote Desktop (Remote Management). If you want additional features such as sharing files, collaboration, and print from the remote machine, then you’ll need signing up to subscription services. Connect your Mac to the Windows computer using a standard Ethernet cable. If your Mac doesn’t have an Ethernet port, try using a USB-to-Ethernet adapter. Connecting the two computers creates a small local network that consists of just the two computers. On the Windows computer, turn on file sharing.

Set Up Windows for Remote Connections

  1. Open your Windows Settings and select the System option.
  2. From the menu on the left side of the window, select Remote Desktop
  3. Toggle the Remote Desktop switch to ON
  4. When prompted, click the Confirm button.
  5. In order to make sure your PC is always available for remote connections, click the Show settings link
  6. In the Power & sleep section make sure that Sleep is set to Never
  7. Now there should be a check in the box labelled Keep my PC awake for connections when it is plugged in
  8. That’s it for the Windows settings – now switch over to your Mac.

Set Up and Configure Microsoft Remote Desktop on Your Mac

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How To Remotely Access Windows 10 From Mac

  1. Start by heading over to the Mac App Store and install Microsoft Remote Desktop, which is completely free.
  2. Once the installation has completed, launch Microsoft Remote Desktop from your Applications folder.
  3. Select either Yes or Not now depending on your preference.
  4. Click the big Continue button.
  5. Now you’ll probably be prompted to allow access for a couple of things – the first is to allow Microsoft Remote Desktop to access your microphone. Click OK
  6. Then click OK when you’re prompted to allow Microsoft Remote Desktop access to your camera.
  7. Once you’ve reached the main MRD screen, click the Add PC button.
  8. From here you’ll need to enter some info about your Windows computer. The first is the IP address your PC is using. If you need help figuring that out, it’s super easy and can be done by following the instructions found in this guide. Then give this connection a “friendly name” – something that indicates which PC you’re connecting to. This is particularly helpful for when you setup multiple remote connections. Finally, click the Save button.
  9. Double-click the newly created Remote Desktop.
  10. When prompted, enter the username and password that you use on your Windows computer.
  11. You may get a warning regarding certificates – click Continue if you do.
  12. Ta-da! You’re now able to view and control your Windows computer from your Mac. Note: your Windows desktop wallpaper won’t be displayed – it’ll just be a blank background. Microsoft does this to make the connection faster.
  13. That’s it – you’re all done. You can now control a Windows 10 PC from your Mac!
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A PS5 console or PS4 console is required for Remote Play.

With Remote Play, you can control your PlayStation® console remotely wherever you have a high-speed internet connection.
Using the [PS Remote Play] app, you can control your PlayStation®5 console or PlayStation®4 console from a device in a different location.
For example, you can use a computer in another room or a smartphone* when you’re out to enjoy PS5™ and PS4™ games.

You can’t use Remote Play on your mobile device’s cellular data network. A high-speed Wi-Fi® network is required.

The following are the different combinations of compatible devices and PlayStation consoles for using Remote Play. For instructions on downloading the app and getting started with Remote Play, go to one of the links below.

Control your PS5 console

Control your PS4 console

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  • Control your PS4 console from your PS Vita system*
  • Control your PS4 console from your PS TV system*
With the [PS4 Link] app, you can remotely control your PS4 console with a PlayStation®Vita system or PlayStation®TV system.
Find out more about how to set up and use Remote Play on your systems in the PS Vita User’s Guide or the PS TV User’s Guide.

Depending on the content or how it’s used, Remote Play may not be available. For details, see “Restrictions”.

[PS Remote Play] Update Information

Windows PC version 4.1:

Stability during use of some features has been improved.

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Mac version 4.1:

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Stability during use of some features has been improved.

Mobile version:

Visit Google Play™ or the App Store for update information.


  • Some games do not support Remote Play.
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