Splashtop is the easiest and fastest way to access your Windows PC or Mac remotely from your Windows 8 tablet, anywhere, anytime! Over 7 million users are enjoying Splashtop apps today, and you should too! ★★★★★ CES 2012 Best Mobile App Award ★★★★★ "Both a breakthrough and a bargain." -- The New York Times ★★★★★ "For simple access to a remote computer, Splashtop is hard to beat." – CNET ★★★★★ "If you need to emulate your Mac or Windows desktop… Splashtop is one of the easiest ways to do it." – WIRED ★★★★★ "Splashtop is your best bet." – LAPTOP Splashtop Remote Desktop for Windows 8 will give you tablet-to-PC or tablet-to-Mac remote access support with full audio and video over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. Go everywhere with just your Windows 8 tablet without having to carry your computer! Besides Windows 8 tablets, Splashtop is also available for iOS and Android devices. Requirements: Install the free Splashtop Streamer on the computer you wish to connect to - supports Windows 7, Vista, and XP (including Home Premium), as well as Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion is required for Mac users) <a href="">Privacy Policy</a>

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Version notes

Version number:

In this version, we added fixed some bugs.


  • Enjoy high-definition movies and videos (up to 30 frames per second), streaming from PC or Mac
  • Play interactive 3D games with low latency such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, or EA Sports games
  • Setup with ease through its simple, intuitive interface

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Architecture x86

Additional info

Published by
Splashtop Inc.
2010-2012 Splashtop Inc.

Approximate download size
1.95 MB


This app can
Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

Additional terms
Splashtop Remote Desktop privacy policy
Splashtop Remote Desktop license terms
The purchase of this app includes license to access up to 2 computers.

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Platform: PC

App is gone from store. What's Up?

I've been setting up a few Windows 8 Systems this holiday weekend only to discover the app has been pulled, it won't even come up in a search. No Information via any of Splashtops communications channels (website, twitter, support forums, etc..). Highly annoying considering that I did actually pay for this app.




Platform: PC

Not supported on ARM

If the point of this application is to control a desktop PC via a Windows 8 tablet then the first try is a disappointing FAIL. Last I checked EVERY iPad and Android tablet is ARM based. Also the last time I checked my ARM based Surface RT is a Windows 8 device. My review could easily change by simply adding ARM support for the Win8 client.




Platform: PC

Great app but lacking

As always Splashtop does a great job. But I feel the app is lacking in terms of customization in terms of lowering or raising settings for better or worse bandwidth. If it is there it is not easily accessible because I have yet to find it.




Platform: PC

Only works inside LAN

The application currently only supports the features of Splashtop 1, without the additional mechanism to discover machines through the internet using Google login. This makes it essentially pointless to connect to a PC, since it can only access machines through the network; at that point you may as well just use Remote Desktop by Microsoft. That said, if you need remote access to a Mac on your LAN, this is probably decent.




Platform: PC

Good Metro Start but missing many Desktop Features

I have been using Splashtop for a few years now and I was very excited to see them on the Windows Store. One of my favorite features before was Internet Discovery so you could find your other computers through the Web. Either this feature was blocked since it used a Google account or that feature is missing all together. Defeats the purpose of the app if it only works on a Local Network and not remotely. I would definitely pay for an improved/premium app that offers more.




Platform: PC

Big screen of cutoff text

I'm not sure if this app is supposed to do anything? I have used splashtop before and loved it but this app is just a big screen of static text and only half the text (the left side) is actually showing so I have no idea what it says.




Platform: PC

Does not work.

Cannot connect to any machine, be it local or internet. Crashes occasionally when trying to do so, other times it just fails and asks you to put in the security code for the PC you're trying to connect to. The IOS clients work fine, and look to be honestly miles ahead in functionality.




Platform: PC

Sort of working...

It connects and I can see the desktop...Finally figured out how to minimize the keyboard. Lots of sound and screen corruption, but it is getting better.




Platform: PC

Not useful yet

As of this version you cannot login to you spashtop account, you cannot enter your computer's hostname - you must know your computer's IP address, and you cannot login to a splashtop without a security code. Until the first issue, or both of the second issue is resolved, I cannot use this app.




Platform: PC

Does not work with Internet Discovery

Since it does not allow gmail integration, it really isn't that useful. Once they add gmail, I am sure it will take off.



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