VNC® Connect is included with Raspbian for Raspberry Pi

For simple and secure remote access, direct or via the cloud, free for non-commercial use.

"The Raspberry Pi team shares our passion for nurturing the computer skills of young people... We can't wait to develop this relationship further." - Andy Hopper, Chairman, RealVNC®. Read more.

Connect to your Raspberry Pi from anywhere

With VNC® Connect, you can establish direct and cloud connections, free for non-commercial use.

Within your local network

Within your local network

Direct connections are fine when connecting to your Raspberry Pi over the same private local network, for example at home, school or in the office. Learn more.

Over the Internet

Over the internet

Cloud connections are both safer and more convenient when you want to control your Raspberry Pi over the Internet. There's no need to open holes in firewalls or port forward your router. Learn more.

You'll need to be over 16 and sign up for a free RealVNC® account; see below.

Get started

Set up your Raspberry Pi

VNC® Connect is included with Raspbian for your Raspberry Pi, but you still have to enable it.

Learn more

Sign up for a free RealVNC® account

This is required for cloud connections, but even if you just connect direct it's still useful to sync your address book between multiple devices. Please note you must be 16 or over.

Download VNC® Viewer

You'll need our free app on every computer or mobile device you want to connect from.


Did you know you can..?

Raspberry Pi - Minecraft

Play Minecraft remotely

We're the only remote access provider with direct capture technology. This means you can remote Minecraft, the Pi camera module, and more. Learn how.

Transfer files and print

Transfer files and print remotely

You can transfer files to and from your Raspberry Pi, or print to a printer where you are, providing you're connecting from a desktop computer. Learn how.

Raspberry Pi - robot

Create and remote a virtual desktop

If you're not running the PIXEL desktop (for example, your Raspberry Pi's inside a robot) you can still have graphical remote access using a virtual desktop. Learn how.

The latest news and views

Here's a great video on how to set up VNC® Connect so you can control your Raspberry Pi from anywhere (or read this article if you prefer).

- @Nath042


Three soldiers in the British Army have used a Raspberry Pi to build an autonomous robot as part of their training, and used VNC® Connect to control it remotely.

Raspberry Pi - Hedgeycam

I found … RealVNC® Server for Raspberry Pi to be very useful in setting up the system.

- Andy Wedgbury

Please take a moment to read our article on GDPR! Did you know you must be at least 16 years old to use VNC® Connect in conjunction with a RealVNC® account?

Want to use VNC® Connect commercially?

VNC® Connect on the Raspberry Pi is free for non-commercial use. For use as part of a product or service, get in touch.