Steam Link Beta Version is Now Available On Google Play!

Written by Goran Spasojevic
Published on May 18, 2018

A great news for all the gamers out there who want to play their Steam games on their Android device. The Steam Link app beta version is available on Google Play. This app lets you stream your games from PC to your Android device, using it as a monitor.

Steam Link app works on all devices running Android 5.0 or later. Considering that it is still in beta version, users can expect occasional bugs now and then. This, sadly, doesn't mean that you can take your phone, go outside and play your favorite Steam game from your PC. In order to work, Steam Link app requires your device to be connected to the same network as your PC whether it is physically through the Ethernet cable or through 5Ghz Wi-Fi network.

steam link screenshot

Image Courtesy Of Ars Technica

Sam Lantinga, a Valve senior software engineer, said that if you have a powerful enough setup, it is possible to stream 4K gaming footage at 60 fps. However, if that is not the case, the app will automatically stream games at 1080p.

Valve also released Steam Beta client recently which activates the Link app's support for the Steam controller. This allows you to use the Steam controller while playing the game on your phone or other Android devices.

Unfortunately, the iOS version of the app is still under review and we don't know when exactly will it be available on the Apple App Store. The only thing we know about the iOS app is that it will run on devices with iOS 10 or later. We can also expect it to work on Apple TV devices running tvOS 10.3 and later.

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