Remote access software built into Raspberry Pi

Securely access any of your Raspberry Pi devices using your desktop PC, tablet or mobile.

Connect to your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

Remote access built-in

Every Raspberry Pi is pre-installed with VNC Connect, which means you can fire up a remote session quickly and easy. Just register for a RealVNC account and away you go.

A world of endless innovation

From community projects to elementary school classes, whatever plans you have for your Raspberry Pi devices, bring them to life with VNC Connect.

Supercharge learning

Inspire a new generation of innovators and engineers by showing them what’s possible when you’re no longer limited by location.

Innovation made easy

Optimized performance

Stay connected even in environments with low-bandwidth and high-latency. VNC Connect automatically optimizes your connections for network speeds.

Do more with direct render capture

VNC Connect is the only remote access solution that captures direct render overlay, letting you view and control modules like the Pi camera module or even interact with text-based consoles.

Works without a monitor

Access and use your devices as though they have a monitor even if you’re running them headless by creating a virtual desktop using Virtual Mode.

Power productivity

Packed with helpful tools like two-way file transfer, remote printing, in-session chat, and screen recording, VNC Connect helps you get more done using remote access.

Backwards compatibility

In addition to Raspberry Pi OS 11, VNC Connect also supports older versions (up to Pi OS 9) so you can make the most of all your devices, even the well-loved ones.

Immersive experience

Feel like you’re there with a high-quality connection that lets you capture high-definition audio from remote devices when connecting via Device Access.


By using RealVNC® together with Centurion Solar, we are able to remotely monitor, manage and support thousands of solar installations, ensuring uptime, performance, value for money and more importantly, a return on investment for every customer that bought our software.

Johan Booysen


Secure by design

Any device connected to the internet poses risks to your network. VNC Connect features high-grade security features that are trusted by governmental institutions and large organizations the world over to protect them from external threats. You’ve also access to a suite of admin tools that give you complete control of access across all devices.


Trusted by leading IT teams worldwide



"RealVNC® remote access software is proving extremely useful in allowing our small helpdesk team to support staff located at sites around the whole of Poland."

Nataniel Zielinski, IT Architect/IT Administrator

Western Energy

Western Energy

"RealVNC® remote access software is so simple to use, easy to deploy and a lot less cumbersome than other solutions we tried. It’s bulletproof!"

Michael Rath, User Support Analyst

University of Miami

University of Miami

"RealVNC® remote access software has decreased the amount of downtime when our onboard systems do not perform properly, allowing us to increase the amount of time sampling."

Marc Peters, Technical Support

The Jalousie Plantation

The Jalousie Plantation

"Without RealVNC® remote access software we wouldn’t be able to multi-task as much as we do today in IT."

Shearvon Devenish, Information Systems Manager

Telesat Canada

Telesat Canada

"RealVNC® remote access software is such a valuable tool to us. I cannot even remember how we got along without it years ago!"

Wayne Hobbs, Satellite Control Network Analyst

Telecom Cook Islands

Telecom Cook Islands

"Our IT staff greatly value RealVNC® remote access software as it’s easy to setup and use, while allowing them to provide support to our staff regardless of their location."

Adam Tuatai, Systems Administrator

Getting started in 3 easy steps

Set up your Raspberry Pi

Activate the built-in version of VNC Server on your Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian).

Create your account

Register for a VNC Connect account and get a free 14-day trial of VNC Connect.

Download VNC Viewer

Download and install our free VNC Viewer app on every computer or mobile device you want to connect from.

Try VNC Connect today for free

Frequently asked questions

Didn’t find the answer you were after? Check out our Help Center for more FAQs, technical docs and how-to guides.

VNC Connect (VNC Viewer and VNC Server) offers support for Raspberry Pi OS 11, Raspberry Pi OS 10, and Raspberry Pi OS 9. View this Help page for more detail.

You certainly can. Use Virtual Mode to create virtual desktops that exist within the memory for your Raspberry Pi device. You will be able to view and use the device as though you had a monitor connected to it. Learn more here.

It varies, depending on your subscription – you can find out more on our Pricing page.



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