Valve introduces Steam Link app for Android and iOS
Valve is planning to launch two new apps in the coming weeks to extend its suite of service and accessibility offerings across platforms. These two apps are the Steam Link app and Steam Video app and if you are a Steam user, they are surely going to change mobile entertainment for you.
Steam Link App
The Steam Link app, which will be launched in the week of 21 May, 2018, will allow gamers to experience their entire library of Steam games on their Android devices (phone, tablet, TV) and iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV). These devices will have to be connected to a host system (Mac or PC), via a 5GHz network or wired Ethernet. The Android access will be initially offered in Beta.
The Steam Link App will also feature support for the Steam Controller, MFI controllers, and more across both Android and iOS. Simply put, this would mean that you can enjoy all of your PC games on your smartphones or tablets. The mobile device will play the role of a dumb screen, just streaming the content from your PC, so your PC will be the one using resources needed for running the games.
Coming Later: Steam Video App
Coming out later this year, the Steam Video app will come as a good news to all you Steam users, as it will now allow users to enjoy the thousands of movies and shows available on Steam directly via their Android and iOS devices (connected over Wi-Fi or LTE). Additionally, in what seems to be a direct response to customer feedback, it will offer the ability to enjoy content in both offline and streaming modes.
We are really excited to test out the Steam Link app on our smartphones. What are your thoughts about these new apps? Share your opinions in the comments below. For more information, please visit the source link below.