Configure a Device on your Windows, MacOS or Linux PC

Create a Remote.It Device and add Remote.It Services to it on the current device for the first time.  This is optional and you only need to do this if you wish to connect remotely to the current device.

Term Meaning


  • A Windows, macOS or Linux based desktop or laptop
  • A device running an embedded form of Windows, macOS, or Linux such as a Raspberry Pi, router, gateway, etc.

Remote.It Device

  • The named entry in your Remote.It account which usually contains one or more remoteit Services.

Remote.It Service

  • A named entry in your Remote.It account, under a single Remote.It Device, which contains configuration settings allowing remote connections with socket based applications on a single TCP or UDP port.


Create a new Remote.It Device on this PC

When your Remote.It Desktop appears, click on the colored circle to access the menu, then "Settings".  Finally click on "Set up this device".


A default name for the Remote.It Device taken from the current device's hostname is shown, as well as common network applications for the given OS which have been detected.  Select the ones you wish to enable, then click on "Register".


You may see a system notification at this time, if they are enabled on your OS.




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