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Splashtop Remote Desktop HD

by Splashtop Inc.
Rated: All Ages
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)

Price: $8.99
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Product Details

  • Release Date: July 25, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,939 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Control your desktop via your Android device
  • Play games and watch videos
  • Browse and play your music library
  • Enjoy full use of your software plug-ins
  • Installs easily and connects to Wi-Fi

Product Description
Access any file on your home computer remotely

You're out and about with your Android and you suddenly realize that you need to access a file sitting on your home computer. You're stuck, right? Not if you have Splashtop Remote Desktop HD, an app that brings your entire computer to your mobile device.

Complete Virtual Access

With this app, optimized for your Android tablet, you can control your home computer from your Android device via Wi-Fi. Get Splashtop Remote HD and you can view your desktop, use your regular Web browser with your plug-ins and bookmarks, and access all your important PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook files.

Liberate Your Multimedia

Want to listen to music or watch movies that are "trapped" on your computer while you're on the go? Not a problem. Splashtop Remote Desktop HD can smoothly stream high-res video and audio from your PC or Mac to your Android device. Watch videos in any format (including Flash), listen to your entire music library, and play PC games to your heart's content.

View and listen to all kinds of media formats
Do It All, Wherever You Are

With Splashtop Remote Desktop you can:

•Watch Flash videos (Hulu, AOL Video, Yahoo Video, etc.), DVDs, and Media Center content

• Listen to music stored on your computer in any format (WMV, Real, WMA, MP3, AAC, etc.)

• Play 3D games such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilization V, and more

• Play Facebook Flash games like FarmVille, CityVille, Pet Society, Cafe World, FrontierVille, and Mafia Wars

• Use non-Android programs such as Quicken and iPhoto

To use this app you must install Splashtop Streamer on your home computer; this can be downloaded free from Splashtop's website. A dual-core CPU is strongly recommended for the best performance.

Splashtop Remote Desktop HD works only devices running Android OS 2.2 or higher or Android 3.x tablets. It supports all versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, including Home Premium. Mac users must have at least Snow Leopard (10.6).

Winner, Best of CES 2011 Award - Laptop Magazine

"Both a breakthrough and a bargain." - The New York Times

Technical Details

  • Size: 3.5MB
  • Version:
  • Developed By: Splashtop Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 3.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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The original Splashtop was marred by the fact that it was horribly insecure. Then they came out with this HD version. Yes, it is more secure, but comes with expensive hidden fees and extremely limited service.

Soon after, they changed the way you authenticate: you now can only use their authentication server and must give them an email address. If you want to use it from anywhere, then you have to pay yet again via SUBSCRIPTION to use the Anywhere Access Pack.

Note that there is no mention of having to give Splashtop your email address or to allow their servers to be the middle man in your communications with your computer.

Jump Desktop is a far superior application. It doesn't require any additional fees, it doesn't require you to go through Jump Desktop's servers or to give Jump any information. No special account is needed. In fact, if Jump Desktop went out of business tomorrow, the software will still work because Google isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

This app is expensive enough, and then to expect you to pay ongoing subscription fees to do what it promised to do is unacceptable. Just say no and find another solution, especially since Splashtop may decide to tighten the nooses around its paying customers' necks yet again.
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now perfect November 27, 2012
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I got this for my new Kindle Fire HD 8.9" tablet. It's pretty awesome what you can do with it. I mainly want to use it to control my PowerPoint presentations from my PC to my video projector. It works just fine for that. There's just one little quibble that I have. The PC desktop does not use all of the real estate on the 8.9" screen. It's designed for a 7" screen. The developer needs to update the app so that it detects the larger size of the Kindle 8.9" and adjusts accordingly.

Update: My comments above were for my Dell 1720 running Windows 7. I upgraded to an Asus running Windows 8. Neither Splashtop HD, Splashtop Whiteboard, or Splashtop 2 worked properly. They would connect through my Kindle with the Asus, but I got a blank screen on the Kindle. However, the cursor was there and would function between the two devices. After some investigation, I came across a fix on the Splashtop site. Here's the website address, in which a few other issues are also addressed:

2nd update: I had previously titled my review "Almost perfect" because of the "real estate" issue mentioned above. Great news. An update to the app has solved this problem. The entire screen of the Kindle HD 8.9" is now used by the Splashtop HD app. Thanks Splashtop!
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super great on the xoom August 18, 2011
By Kakuzu
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Was using the non HD splash version, and decided to try this HD version since its on sale for 4.99. All I can say is wow what a diffrance in clearity. Using it on my 3g Xoom and it works great once you configure your router (mine netgear) also works outside of the home wifi again after you configure your router. l recommend it on the Xoom. The operation of moving your pointer is wayyy smoother than the non HD version.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly August 18, 2011
By jason
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This was my first app purchase for my Acer Iconia A500 tablet from the Amazon App Store and I'm so glad I took a chance on it. Super easy to get the program setup on my two Windows 7 computers (one 32 bit, one 64 bit), and this is honestly better than I'd imagined it would be. Sound works perfectly, too. Can't say enough good things about this.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfreakingbelievable! January 17, 2013
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THIS app solved a MAJOR problem for me! I guess I wanted my cake, and wanted to eat it too. I wanted all of the functions of a laptop in a very compact 10.1 inch package, but I also wanted all the fun of a tablet. I nearly returned my tablet because it was more fun than functional with using all of the mobile apps that were not Word, PowerPoint, etc. Splashtop solved this problem, and I can't be more thrilled! I'm getting my actual desktop, and working it like I would at home in every way - except on my tablet. The only shortcomings I guess come with the territory: You have to leave your computer on and set it to not sleep or hibernate. Also, when Splashtop is connected, your screen will not turn off either. Both a small price to pay, I guess! Thank you for an awesome product! (By the way - when are we getting Splashtop 2 HD?)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed May 29, 2014
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I've spent a lot of time with several different remote desktop software over the last few years and all previous apps were more hassle than they were worth to use, from poor displays to performance issues. Some just plain didn't want to connect.

This is my third go around with Splashtop, and this app works exceptionally well. Prior versions of Splashtop I have did not replicate my screens well nor did they stream sound, but this time they got it right. What is displayed on my monitor is faithfully replicated on my Kindle hdx 8.9 full screen. The sound plays fine while streaming vids from my movie collection stored on my home network. I use this access two different laptops run through a kvm (keyboard, video, mouse) switch and the only problem I've encountered is that whichever machine does not have focus of the kvm displays a bit off, but that is because the laptop reverts to it's native screen resolution when not displaying to the monitor, the active one is fine. This is not a bug, it's simply the way the laptops operate.

It is very easy to set up, and does a fantastic job working through the home network. Outside the home it connects easily using 'internet discovery", and a registered google account, using internet access somewhat reduces the apparent performance but this is expected when every ISP limits your upload speed while bragging of their download performance. You may have to port forward on your router, but the software can lead you to help with this if that is an issue.

To sum up, I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to access their PC from their tablet from the internet or your livingroom.... it's well worth the money/coins.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
I bought this app for the sole purpose of streaming to my phone off my network, and now I find out in order to do so you must pay a subscription fee on top of the initial app... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Tmation
4.0 out of 5 stars Access your desktop from anywhere
This app is great for accessing your desktop from across the house or across the country.
Published 22 days ago by Daniel E Estes
4.0 out of 5 stars it will let mewatch media from my computer on my
it will let me watch media from my computer on my nook
Published 1 month ago by Curtis B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by ez138
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best app ever
Published 1 month ago by Heung Ryeol Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars Control someone's computer without them knowing!
Download the corresponding application from the internet onto your computer, after you have downloaded this app to your smart-device, sync them up, and voilà! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marianna T
5.0 out of 5 stars Viewing and controlling your PC desktop is so awesome. Check from bed...
Viewing and controlling your PC desktop is so awesome. Check from bed to see if processes or jobs are finished. Start stuff, end stuff. Stream video. It's awesome.
Published 2 months ago by Logan M. Tanner
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
needed, works well
Published 2 months ago by Diana
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not the best remote desktop app, but it gets the job done
Published 2 months ago by Zach
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Joseph
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Kindle Fire & Splashtop Remote Desktop HD
it should becuz it works on the KSFHD 7"
Jul 24, 2013 by buckeyefl |  See all 2 posts
open the amazon store app on the Fire and search for splashtop and click on the one you purchased and it will install.
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