VNC Connect is included with Raspbian for Raspberry Pi

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For simple and secure remote access, direct or via the cloud, free for non-commercial use.

The Raspberry Pi team shares our passion for nurturing the computer skills of young people... We can't wait to develop this relationship further.

Andy Hopper, Chairman, RealVNC.

Connect to your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

With VNC Connect, you can establish direct and cloud connections, free for non-commercial use.

Within your local network

Within your local network

Direct connections are fine when connecting to your Raspberry Pi over the same private local network, for example at home, school or in the office. Learn more.

Over the Internet

Over the internet

Cloud connections are both safer and more convenient when you want to control your Raspberry Pi over the Internet. There's no need to open holes in firewalls or port forward your router. Learn more.

You'll need to sign up for a free RealVNC account; see below.

Get started

Set up your Raspberry Pi

VNC Connect is included with Raspbian for your Raspberry Pi, but you still have to enable it.

Learn more

Sign up for a free RealVNC account

This is required for cloud connections, but even if you just connect direct it's still useful to sync your address book between multiple devices.

Download VNC Viewer

You'll need our free app on every computer or mobile device you want to connect from.


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Play Minecraft remotely

We're the only remote access provider with direct capture technology. This means you can remote Minecraft, the Pi camera module, and more. Learn how.

Transfer files and print

Transfer files and print remotely

You can transfer files to and from your Raspberry Pi, or print to a printer where you are, providing you're connecting from a desktop computer. Learn how.

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Create and remote a virtual desktop

If you're not running the PIXEL desktop (for example, your Raspberry Pi's inside a robot) you can still have graphical remote access using a virtual desktop. Learn how.

The latest news and views

Introducing PIXEL - the new desktop environment for Raspbian

(RealVNC comment - Release includes VNC Server out-the-box)

- @Raspberry_Pi

Read about the shared roots of RealVNC and the Raspberry Pi foundation in the latest edition of The Ring magazine - the journal of the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring.

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I found … RealVNC Server for Raspberry Pi to be very useful in setting up the system.

- Andy Wedgbury

Here's a great tutorial on how to set up VNC Connect so you can control your Raspberry Pi from anywhere.

- Lifehacker

Want to use VNC Connect commercially?

VNC Connect on the Raspberry Pi is free for non-commercial use. For use as part of a product or service, get in touch.

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