Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 available

Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 available

Today is getting off to a good start. Microsoft has finally released a preview app in the Windows Phone store for Microsoft Remote Desktop. This is of course coming months after the official release of the Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS.

Should you be running the Windows Phone 8.1 Dev Preview, you can participate in the beta program also.

The app enables users to connect to remote computers and enjoy the full Windows experience through the small screen, regardless as to where they may be currently located.


Remote Desktop for Windows Phone 8.1 enables multi-touch gestures with RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and RemoteFX, features NLA (Network Level Authentication) for secure connections, supports “high-quality” video and audio streaming with “improved compression and bandwidth usage” as well as connection center management of remote connections.

It is also noted that this could possibly be a universal app as Microsoft Accounts lists the purchasing history for the app as 2012, which was when the Windows 8 app was released. It would be of interest for Microsoft to release this as a universal app given they just announced this during //build/ and received a lot of praise for it. At this time though, it is not yet confirmed that this is the case.

Should you want to download the app and use your PC from your Windows Phone, you can download the app here via the Windows Phone Store.

Have you downloaded it? Been using it? Let us know how you like it.

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