You Can Stream PC Games To Your Phone Through Steam Now

Doris Richards
March 15, 2019

To install it you go into the settings of the app and change the setting within the "Beta Participation" menu item to "Steam Beta Update". Valve didn't provide specific network requirements but said you'll need "a high upload speed from your computer and strong network connection to your Steam Link device" in order to use it. For those playing games instead of making them, Steam Link is now officially usable outside of home networks, albeit in open beta. Until, Apple and Steam can works around restrictions with the security framework in iOS, there is unfortunately no iOS Store version of the app as of yet. This was only really useful for those times when you want to play a game on your couch.

This means you can play your Steam games on a PC not tied to your network.

Valve did not state the exact specifications required to stream at various resolutions, but added that it would continue to improve the Steam Link Anywhere experience.


While Microsoft and Google are getting ready to duke it out over their cloud gaming services, Valve still has a foot in the market. You should be able to pick a game and then stream it to your Android device as if you were on the same network as your host PC. You can also connect a controller to your phone if you need more precise inputs for more demanding games - like a racer or Dark Souls or something.

Remember that both the Steam client and the Steam Link Android app are in beta, so if this doesn't work for you (or doesn't work that well) don't be too surprised.

Steam Link was originally released as a hardware device in 2015, but Valve later discontinued it in favor of an app for mobile devices and smart TVs.

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