Back to My Mac using VoiceOver

macOS and Mac Apps

Hi all,

Does anyone know if Back to My Mac is usable with VoiceOver? I am just curious but can't test it as the other Mac I have can only run Snow Leopard and earlier.



Submitted by Tyler on Thursday, December 8, 2016

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What sharing service are you looking to use through Back to My Mac? To my knowledge, file sharing works with Voiceover, but screen sharing does not.


Submitted by Chris on Thursday, December 8, 2016

I was curious about both. I figured file sharing would work since you just navigate the remote Mac using the Finder. That's a shame screen sharing doesn't work. I wonder if there could be some way for Apple to integrate VoiceOver into that feature? I've used the feature with someone's Mac and found it worked for keyboard control. However, there was no way to send speech feedback to the controller unless you're doing it over Skype or something like that. I used iMessage screen sharing and for some stupid reason thought that would bedifferent from Back to My Mac.