How to Install TeamViewer on CentOS 8

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Install TeamViewer on CentOS 8

TeamViewer is a cross-platform solution that can be used for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, and file transfer between computers. TeamViewer is proprietary computer software, and it is not included in the CentOS repositories.

This article describes how to install TeamViewer on CentOS 8.


You’ll need to be logged in as root or user with sudo access to be able to install packages on your CentOS system.

Installing TeamViewer on CentOS

Perform the following steps to install TeamViewer on CentOS 8:

  1. TeamViewer depends on packages that are available in the EPEL software repository. If EPEL is not enabled on your system, enable it by typing:

    sudo dnf install epel-release
  2. Enter the following command to import the GPG keys of the TeamViewer repository:

    sudo rpm --import 
  3. Install the TeamViewer .rpm package by issuing the following command:

    sudo dnf install

    When prompted, type y to continue the installation.

At this point, you have successfully installed TeamViewer on your CentOS 8 machine. You can now connect to your friend’s or customer’s computer and help with their issue.

Starting TeamViewer

TeamViewer can be launched either from the command line by typing teamviewer or by clicking on the TeamViewer icon (Applications -> Internet -> TeamViewer):

When you start TeamViewer for the first time, you’ll be prompted to accept the license agreement:

CentOS TeamViewer Default Browser

Accept the terms and conditions by clicking on the License Agreement button, and a window similar to the following will be displayed:

CentOS TeamViewer Remote Control

Updating TeamViewer

During the installation process, the official TeamViewer repository will be added to your system. You can use the cat command to verify the file contents:

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/teamviewer.repo
name=TeamViewer - $basearch

This ensures that your TeamViewer installation will be updated automatically when a new version is released through your desktop standard Software Update tool.


We’ve shown you how to install TeamViewer on CentOS 8. To learn more about TeamViewer, visit their official Knowledge Base .

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.