Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Valve's game streaming service Steam Link beta launches on Android

Steam Link app now available for Android, iOS version still pending Apple review Download Steam Link beta and start playing your PC games on an Android device
Frank Williams | 18 May, 2018, 16:03

The app is free, and you can download it now at Google Play to give it a spin. While it is not to be confused with the Steam Link gadget, in practice it more or less does the same thing where users can stream their games on Steam to their mobile devices via the app so that they can play PC games on their phones. If you have a powerful gaming rig, wired network, and a very good client device, it's possible to stream at 4K 60 FPS.

If you've been dreaming of playing your favorite PC games on the toilet without actually bringing your desktop into the bathroom with you, you're in luck. It will really need some sort of LTE (4G) support down the line - but this seems unlikely when Steam is suspicious of even letting you use it over WiFi (though the app doesn't go so far as to actively stop you).

Only the Android version of Steam Link has been released for now.

Now, the company has released the Steam Link beta app on Android, allowing users to test out the platform on their phones or tablets. When it does arrive, it will support any device running iOS 10 or newer, as well as Apple TVs running tvOS 10.3 and above.

Mo Salah's Football Boots To Go On Display At The British Museum
Salah scored 32 Premier League goals in the 2017/18 season, two more than Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane. This acquisition brings the British Museum's world famous Egyptian collection right up to date.

Yes. There is an advanced settings menu option that allows you to tune streaming resolution and bitrate for the best experience on your setup.

The dedicated Steam Link hardware units support a wide variety of input devices and are specifically designed for low latency streaming to your TV.

You can play the games on your Android device by connecting a Bluetooth controller, like an Xbox One controller, or the Steam Controller if you have one of those.

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