VNC® Connect comes in two parts – VNC Server and VNC Viewer

Click below to download and run our installer wizard that gives you the option to choose between installing VNC® Viewer and VNC® Server to your desktop device.

Alternatively download VNC® Server to a device you want to control or VNC® Viewer if you’re looking for a client app.

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Now create an account to manage your devices and get a 14-day free trial to access all VNC Connect features.

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Get the full VNC® Connect experience

VNC Viewer and VNC Server are designed to work best together. Use them both to experience enhanced security, more reliable connections, and access to exclusive features within VNC Connect.
VNC Viewer or VNC Server + 3rd Party Client

VNC Viewer or VNC Server + 3rd Party Client

VNC Connect

With VNC Connect

Full end-to-end session encryption No Yes
Session recording No Yes
Advanced multi-factor authentication No Yes
Cloud & Direct (LAN) connectivity No Yes
Granular access and user permission control No Yes
Remote printing, real-time chat and file sharing No Yes

Get started in three easy steps


1. Download

Download and install VNC Viewer on your desktop.


2. Sign in/up

Create your account and claim a free 14-day trial.

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3. Setup and Connect

Add VNC Server to your remote devices and connect.

See how easy VNC Connect is to use

  • How to get started

How to get started with VNC Connect remote access

In this video, we’ll show you how quick and easy it is to get your first screen sharing session up and running using RealVNC’s VNC Connect.

Tutorial: How to get started with VNC Connect remote access

Starting to use VNC Connect couldn’t be easier. You just need to create an account and get a free trial (no credit card required).

This video will show you how to provide unattended access to your Windows, Linux or Mac computer.

You will now be able to control your computer easily from anywhere in the world. If you want to continue to use the software after the 14-day trial, you can continue to do so seamlessly after buying a subscription.

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.

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VNC® Connect is the name of our whole remote access solution. It comprises of two applications: VNC® Viewer and VNC® Server

VNC® Server needs to be installed and run on the devices you want to access remotely. You then use VNC® Viewer on the device you want to access and control your remote devices with.

No, you don’t. To start an On-Demand Assist session, you just need to have VNC® Viewer installed on your device. On-Demand Assist uses a unique session code to connect to an end-user’s device so there’s no need for VNC® Server to be installed on their device. Learn more here.

Yes, you can. However, you won’t get the full VNC Connect experience which includes enhanced security, reliable high-speed connections, and features exclusive to VNC® Connect.

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