VNC Connect is included with Raspbian for Raspberry Pi
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
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
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.
Set up your Raspberry Pi
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
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Create and remote a virtual desktopIf 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)
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.
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.