Valve, creator of the famous gaming platform Steam, announced earlier that they would launch a Steam Link app for Android and iOS that will let users stream games from PC to mobile device.
The beta version of the app has been launched and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The app allows you to stream PC games to your mobile by connecting the PC to your mobile via a 5GHz Wi-fi network or wired ethernet connection. The option of streaming via LTE connection has not been provided in the beta version.
Compatible with devices running at least Android 5.0, the application is neatly designed. The Steam Link app detects computers running stream and can sync controllers. (Steam controller and any other generic Bluetooth inputs).
List of supported controllers will be released soon, as per Valve. Games can also be streamed on Android TVs and Apple TV (iOS app is on the way). For streaming on TV, your gaming PC and TV must be connected to the same network.
The app will undoubtedly revive the dying fame of living room PC gaming. Experience of high-end games from Steam library on a touchscreen device and TVs would be a bliss for gamers. The app will allow you to stream games to a phone without taking the trouble of moving your entire rig.
As per the statement from the Valve, an iOS-compatible Steam Link app will be released soon, once it gets approval from the App Store. It will enable users to stream games on Apple TV as well.
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