TeamViewer 14 Available For Download (Remote Desktop Software)

TeamViewer 14

TeamViewer 14 was released with improvements like an updated interface, increased performance for low bandwidth, and more, as well as a new product called TeamViewer Pilot, which offers "productive AR experiences for anyone needing assistance for any kind of equipment, machinery or infrastructure problem".

Teamviewer is a popular proprietary application for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer. It's free for non-commercial use, with multiple commercial licenses available that vary in features. Teamviewer is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Chrome OS, iOS, Android and BlackBerry.

With this release, TeamViewer has launched TeamViewer Pilot, a separate product that's only available for commercial use, which allows remote assist of on-site staff or clients by using augmented reality. Using it, experts can draw on the screen or highlight objects in the real world to easily guide clients.

TeamViewer 14 dark theme
TeamViewer 14 Computers & Contacts and the TeamViewer options - using the new dark theme

Back to TeamViewer 14. Changes for Linux (also available on Windows/Mac), available for all licenses (including the free version) include:

  • Updated interface that's now unified across platforms, as well as a new dark theme (Extras -> Options -> General -> Choose a theme)
  • Computers & Contacts has a new panel on the right, showing details about a contact and offering ways to interact
  • Instant connect area on top op the window, allowing to connect by ID without leaving the current tab
  • Improved speed and reliability for users running low bandwidth connections thanks to smart adaptive compression that auto-detects low bandwidth and adjusts compression.

Also, the TeamViewer dependencies were updated to Qt 5.5 (Qt 5.6 might be used next year). TeamViewer 14 comes with a compatibility library in case the Linux distribution you're using doesn't have this Qt version, e.g. Debian 8 or Ubuntu 14.04.

There are also two new features available for licensed customers only:

  • Custom Device Information: This feature is only available for licensed customers and it's used to add and edit custom attributes to devices in Computers & Contacts - add the name of the company, or maybe the static IP address, operating system or anything you'd like.
  • Trusted Devices: authorize new devices on which you sign in to using your TeamViewer account for the first time

As for Wayland, TeamViewer currently supports outgoing connections, but incoming remote control is not supported and for that, you'll need to login to an Xorg session. The TeamViewer developers do want to add full Wayland support, and are working on it. According to a TeamViewer staff member though, because Ubuntu 18.04 LTS does not use Wayland by default, the urgency for adding Wayland support has dropped "quite a bit".

For Windows and macOS, TeamViewer 14 also adds remote printing support for HP printers, one-click remote script execution, and Servicecamp integration into the QuickSupport Module (a paid license is required for these features).

Update: this article was initially about the TeamViewer 14 Preview release from October 23, 2018. Meanwhile, Teamviewer 14 final (stable) version was made available for download, so I updated this article.

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