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Splashtop Remote Desktop HD

by Splashtop Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)

Price: $8.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 19, 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 (196 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,156 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: 3.4MB
  • 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
63 of 67 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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32 of 34 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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29 of 33 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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8 of 8 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App for Kindle Fire HD December 6, 2012
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Works very well connecting my Kindle Fire HD to my Windows 7 Desktop PC ...... No problems at all. SIMPLE to install and run
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire HD! November 19, 2012
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Brilliant app! Now this app allows me to have a commercial skip HD DVR anywhere in the house, as long as I have wifi. Loving it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome app! November 17, 2011
Nice! I can access my computer from my tablet. Now, I can do everything from my tablet instead of being stuck at my computer.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best app for Kindle! December 26, 2012
By Cooper
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This app is great! It works perfectly. I have only tested it over WIFI so far and it works flawlessly. I have a laptop connected to a HDTV and I can control and play movies on the TV using my Kindle like a wireless remote. The possibilities are endless and remote video and audio playback work very well. This is by far the best Kindle app out there.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Perseverance pays off
This is not a plug and play app, but it is a functional coordination of multiple platforms. Once I did work my way through all the steps needed, I was happy with the product and... Read more
Published 1 day ago by R. Durocher
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well with kindle fire HDX
I use spashtop and my kindle fire HDX to control my windows 7 computer. There are some things that just work best from a desktop, and splastop lets me do them from my kindle. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Stephen Comaty
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome app
Great app functionality is optimal. Connections is strong and the app preformed just as it is supposed to. Brady helpful app
Published 1 month ago by Brandon
5.0 out of 5 stars still the best remote desktop client for android
have been using it for a few years now and still love it. I did pay the lifetime subscription and it is worth it for how well it works on my s4, nook hd+ (with cyanogen), HTC... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Handymel
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but free alternatives are just as good.
Seems to do ok at what its meant for however there are free apps that will do the same thing just as well.
Published 1 month ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app
Absolutely perfect. Easy to set up, and no problems at all. So glad I chose this app. Thank you so much.
Published 1 month ago by Szizmo
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked great
This app worked really well but the UI just felt very heavy. I could never get use to the amount of navigation that I needed to do to accomplish anything that I wanted to do from... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Suinbeda
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Connect
This software makes it easy to connect to any computer from my tablet. I've tried several other apps, this is the best.
Published 2 months ago by Alan B Comstock
5.0 out of 5 stars very easy-to-use
This allows me to remotely "work at home" from anywhere. I really like it. I'm not computer savvy, but this IS EASY.
Published 2 months ago by dennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product!
I buy it for my nexus 10, graphic is so smooth. Even better than Microsoft Remote Desktop! Excellent product! I love it!
Published 2 months ago by Siyan Zhang
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Kindle Fire & Splashtop Remote Desktop HD
it should becuz it works on the KSFHD 7"
Jul 24, 2013 by ohiostatebuckeyesfan |  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.
Jan 5, 2012 by Teri D. Pope |  See all 2 posts
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