Steam Link is Coming to Android and iOS Devices

Posted May 10, 2018

Steam Link by Valve is a new app that lets you play Steam Games from an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV) or Android devices through a host machine, Mac or PC.

How you will actually control those games is a different question altogether, although Steam's Big Picture mode already has a history of allowing controls to be highly customizable in games that otherwise don't support it. The apps will support the Steam Controller, MFi-certified iOS controllers, and a lot more - including mouse and keyboard. The app will be geared towards Steam's growing library of movies and shows, allowing users to watch their favorite content online or offline on their Android or iOS device. Did you know Steam offered video content? Steam Link will expand the feature to phones, tablets, and TVs.

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Announced just today, Valve is expanding its streaming solution outside of the confines of the Steam Link. Ideally, this PC is wired to the local network through one or two Ethernet connections although a good 5GHz wireless connection works, too.

While many games are probably a bit cumbersome to play on a the small screen of a smartphone, I'm certainly looking forward to enjoying my visual novels in bed.

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Following the Steam Link App, Valve is also going to launch the Steam Video App in this summer only (Date unknown) through which you can stream movies sold by Steam to your devices.

Steam Video also follows the same streaming model, but with videos. The Steam Link app, meanwhile, is a free download.

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The release of these two apps further cement Steam's position as the go to place for PC gamers.