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Screen sharing between devices with TeamViewer

Screen sharing software for enhanced quick and easy collaboration and support. Free for private use.

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TeamViewer Remote

What is screen sharing?

Screen sharing software enables you to share your screen — or a segment of it — with another device or multiple devices.

With screen sharing software, the information depicted on a device screen is broken down into encoded packets, compressed to minimize bandwidth requirements, and sent across the internet to another device. The recipient's device then rebuilds the image received from the other screen. It’s fast, and efficient, and thanks to TeamViewer Remote’s high image quality and connection stability, it delivers an exceptional user experience.

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TeamViewer Remote

TeamViewer Remote puts fast, secure, easy-to-use screen sharing capabilities at your fingertips. For virtual teams and remote workers, TeamViewer Remote screen sharing enables more dynamic, hands-on access. It also facilitates real-time problem solving, making it an incredibly valuable tool for technical remote support, training, and customer service.

TeamViewer Remote allows a screen share user to not only view the screen contents of another device but also watch as the other party interacts with it in real-time, navigating the interface and making changes. This helps make TeamViewer Remote an essential part of your toolkit for remote work, support, monitoring, and instruction.

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Screen sharing requirements 

To screen share with TeamViewer Remote, ensure there is an internet connection on each participating device, launch the web client on your browser, and then start a session.

Does screen sharing work on all device and operating systems?

Yes, TeamViewer Remote allows online screen sharing between all devices — including cross-operating system screen sharing — without compatibility issues. This includes sharing between Windows, macOS, and Linux desktops and laptops, mobile devices (iOS iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and mobiles) and unattended Android devices.  

The solution also lets you run screen sharing on multiple devices at once.

Screen sharing on macOS

  • To share your iMac or MacBook screen, open the TeamViewer web client or download the latest version of TeamViewer for Mac
  • When launching TeamViewer for the first time on a Mac running macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later, you may be presented with a Review System Access prompt box. To configure your computer for remote access, see our guide, remote control a Mac.  
  • Provide the person you want to share your screen with a session link through the web client.
  • Once connected, click the Share Screen button on the remote control window. 
  • A box will appear, asking you to select which screen or window you want to share. Select your chosen option and click Share.

Screen sharing on an iPhone

  • To make use of the TeamViewer Remote screen share feature, the iOS device (iPhone or iPad) needs to be running on iOS 12 or later. 
  • Open the TeamViewer web client on your browser or download the latest version of TeamViewer for iOS.
  • If you’ve opened the web client, share this session link with your recipient. Once clicking on the link, they will be taken directly to the TeamViewer app or if they do not have any TeamViewer app installed, the QuickSupport app is downloaded automatically. This is possible with Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, or iOS devices. 
  • For more information, follow the iPhone/iPad screen sharing guide.

Screen sharing on Windows

  • To share your Windows PC screen, open the TeamViewer web client on your browser or download the latest version of TeamViewer for Windows.
  • Provide the person you want to share your screen with with a session link.
  • Once connected, click the Share Screen button on the remote control window.
  • A box will appear, asking you to select which screen or window you want to share. Select your chosen option and click Share.

Screen sharing on Android

  • On the Android device you want to share, open the TeamViewer web client on your browser or install TeamViewer Host from Google Play Store. 
  • If you’ve opened the web client on your browser, share this session link with your recipient. 
  • The prompt Host will start capturing everything that’s displayed on your screen will appear on the Android device. Give the device permission for TeamViewer screen sharing.
  • The Android device screen will start sharing on the receiving device.

Who can use screen sharing?

Share your current perspective with other workers – wherever they are based. Use TeamViewer Remote to give multiple colleagues real-time access to documents, images, videos, charts, and other assets, without the need to email. Discuss and make changes in an instant, while keeping your inbox clean.

TeamViewer Remote screen share technology gives helpdesk staff, IT technicians, and customer service reps an instant view of user devices. See what the problem is, guide the user to a quick fix, or escalate the issue up the chain where required.

Use TeamViewer Remote screen sharing to enrich your online, in-person or hybrid workplace-based training sessions. 

Mirror your tablet or mobile screen to your projector-linked PC for a seamless presentation or pitch. Use the same screen sharing software to gain access to colleagues’ screens on an individual level to provide dynamic feedback, corrections, and guidance.

TeamViewer Remote enables screen sharing and remote access for a vast range of Android-based commercial-grade devices, such as point of sale (POS) systems, interactive kiosks, video walls, and other types of digital signage. Get an instant view of what’s being displayed on any of your specialist devices. Use the same solution to tweak the display or add updated information. 

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

TeamViewer Remote security access controls are designed to ensure secure screen sharing. The solution gives you total control over who you share screens with, how much of your screen you share, and for how long. 

For the transmission of data in screen sharing sessions, TeamViewer uses RSA public/private key exchange and AES (265-bit) session encryption. This ensures that only your intended recipients have access to your screen.

Yes, for personal use. TeamViewer Remote screen share capabilities are available as part of our basic package that can be downloaded for free from our website. 

For commercial use, TeamViewer Remote is available via a range of licenses to suit everyone from single users to global enterprises. This screen-sharing software is also customisable, with the option of add-on features to tailor the solution to your project needs.