I want to use raspberryPi's Chrome from my Mac in order to watch some videos.
In order to do that, I am trying to make VNC connection.


  • raspberry pi and my Mac uses different network.
  • I prefer to control raspberry pi by command, totally.
  • The router of raspberryPi Port 5901 for VNC has been already opened.
  • Public key authentication is the way to access.
  • Password auth is restricted.
  • "I want to use raspberryPi's Chrome from my Mac" doesn't sound like a problem to me, more like a wish. Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 8:14
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    This may help.
    – jake
    Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 17:46

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using ssh -XY where is the ip address of your raspberry pi to ssh into your raspberry pi and then run:

pi@pimoroni:~ $ echo $DISPLAY

you should the see:


If you see the localhost:10.0 or similar line then you can just run chromium-browser and the browser will open on the computer you used to ssh into the pi.

Depending on how ssh is configured you can use either -X or -Y flag.

-X Enables X11 forwarding.

-Y Enables trusted X11 forwarding

If it does not work ssh -vvv will give verbose output which will hopefully help you solve any issues.

  • Thanks for kind answer, but it seems very slow, is there any way to help that? Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 3:26
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    @IsseiMorita Try ssh -XYC to enable compression.
    – jake
    Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 12:56
  • @jake Thank you, it became pretty faster, but could you tell me whatever I can do to make faster? Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 16:51
  • I want to watch video through raspberry pi. Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 16:57
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    @IsseiMorita Why do you to do want that? Maybe you should consider using VPN or sshuttle instead.
    – jake
    Commented Jan 15, 2019 at 17:42

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