1. kct1975's Avatar
    My father is 83 going on 84 years old and he is COMPLETELY Non Technical. He has a flip phone and doesn't want a Smartphone.

    Due to his COPD and the COVID-19, most likely he won't be able to join the family (my wife, her parents and myself) for Thanksgiving Dinner.

    If possible, however, I'd like to find a way to allow my father to be at least on a video chat so he could see the family.

    I thought about setting up my Google Chrome book at his home and calling him via Google Duo.

    The problem, however, is that he wouldn't understand how to click on the app to open Google Duo.

    So my question is would I be able to setup Google Duo on my Google Chrome book in the morning/early afternoon of Thanksgiving and have the app up and running, then Call-Into the Google Duo app during Thanksgiving dinner without my father having click on anything ?

    Additionally if that isn't possible, is there any Video monitoring app I could put on my Google Chrome book and tap into using my Android phone.

    If anyone has any ideas, please do let me know.

    Very Respectfully,
    KCT1975
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-24-2020 12:58 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    My father is 83 going on 84 years old and he is COMPLETELY Non Technical. He has a flip phone and doesn't want a Smartphone.

    Due to his COPD and the COVID-19, most likely he won't be able to join the family (my wife, her parents and myself) for Thanksgiving Dinner.

    If possible, however, I'd like to find a way to allow my father to be at least on a video chat so he could see the family.

    I thought about setting up my Google Chrome book at his home and calling him via Google Duo.

    The problem, however, is that he wouldn't understand how to click on the app to open Google Duo.

    So my question is would I be able to setup Google Duo on my Google Chrome book in the morning/early afternoon of Thanksgiving and have the app up and running, then Call-Into the Google Duo app during Thanksgiving dinner without my father having click on anything ?

    Additionally if that isn't possible, is there any Video monitoring app I could put on my Google Chrome book and tap into using my Android phone.

    If anyone has any ideas, please do let me know.

    Very Respectfully,
    KCT1975
    God bless turning 84, can you do couple test calls with him and Google duo and see if he gets the hang of it while you there with him or that's not possible?
    kct1975 likes this.
    11-24-2020 01:19 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I assume you have a Windows laptop, right? What if you set up Chrome Remote Desktop on it, set it up at your father's house earlier in the day, and when the time comes, remote in from where you're having dinner and initiate the call that way?

    https://remotedesktop.google.com/access/
    VidJunky, kct1975 and aximtreo like this.
    11-24-2020 02:07 AM
  4. kct1975's Avatar
    I assume you have a Windows laptop, right? What if you set up Chrome Remote Desktop on it, set it up at your father's house earlier in the day, and when the time comes, remote in from where you're having dinner and initiate the call that way?

    https://remotedesktop.google.com/access/
    That is a really good idea

    I will play around with it tomorrow.

    One quick question though...can you run Chrome Remote Desktop on a Chromebook computer?

    The reason I am asking is because my older Windows laptop doesn't have a built-in webcam, but my Chomebook does have a built-in webcam.
    11-25-2020 02:13 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try this: https://support.google.com/chromeboo...DDesktop&hl=en. Look under "Share your computer with someone else" (although it will ask every 30 minutes if you want to keep sharing your computer).
    kct1975 likes this.
    11-25-2020 12:48 PM

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