Valve's Steam Link Mobile App Has Problems, but It's Also Crazy Cool


Valve, creator of the famous gaming platform Steam, announced earlier that they would launch a Steam Link app for Android and iOS that will let users stream games from PC to mobile device. You can grab it from the Play Store below, or from APKMirror. An iOS version has been promised, but it may only appear once the Android beta has ended.

It's important to note that computers running Steam Link can not be used for any other activity. (Steam controller and any other generic Bluetooth inputs).

I also wonder if game developers can bake in touch support for strategy games and RPGs so they're easier to play without a controller - it'd be a blast to command armies of Incas to slay the invading Conquistadors while lying in bed. Steam Link is also available on Android TV, and Valve recommends you connect your compatible device over the Ethernet as well. Steam Link originally launched in 2015 as a standalone device created to bring Steam titles from PC to the living room. Experience of high-end games from Steam library on a touchscreen device and TVs would be a bliss for gamers.

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As you might imagine, a strong home network is needed to stream the games.

While the Android version of the app is available now and will spend the next week in beta before officially launching on May 21, Valve says the iOS version should be coming soon, but is "pending further review with Apple".

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.