Steam Link Android Beta Released Early, And People Love It

Now, you can use the app to stream desktop gaming to your Android device.
Steam Link Android Beta Released Early, And People Love It
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Valve Corporation announced that a new app called Steam Link would be available this week, but apparently, it was released earlier with the beta version already finding its way to the Google Play Store since Thursday.

Steam Link is an app which allows gamers to stream their games from PC to mobile devices. It also supports Android TVs.

The description for the app on Google Play Store reads:

The Steam Link app brings desktop gaming to your Android device. Just pair a Bluetooth controller or Steam Controller to your device, connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing your existing Steam games.

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According to Valve, the following conditions have to be met in order to enjoy the best performance with phones and tablets:

  1. Your PC should be connected to your 5GHz router using Ethernet.
  2. Your Android device should be connected to the 5GHz band of your WiFi network.
  3. Your Android device must be kept within a reasonable range of your router.

Steam Link Android Beta Released Early, And People Love It

Shortly after the launch of the beta, Valve’s Sam Lantinga reportedly told Variety that the app could be used to stream at 4K 60fps if a powerful rig, wired network and very good client device are put in place.

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For now, this app is not available for iPhones, iPads and Apple TV, but Valve says that it is currently pending further review from Apple.

So far, there have been about 100,000 downloads on the Google Play Store as at the time of posting this, and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. So, if you are a Steam user, and you have an Android phone, you may want to check this out.

Are you a Steam user? Have you downloaded this app yet? Let us know your experience in the Comments Section below.



Vincent is an Electrical Engineer by profession, and a blogger by interest. He has a special interest in smartphones, hence this website. When Vincent is not blogging, he spends his time reading, seeing movies, or playing mobile games.

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