Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
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Steam Link app now available for Android

Steam Link app now available for Android

The Steam Link beta app can be downloaded on Google Play here.

Earlier this month, Valve announced the upcoming launch of an official Steam Link app for Android. The option of streaming via LTE connection has not been provided in the beta version. Other Bluetooth-enabled controllers should work, too, but Valve hasn't posted a comprehensive list of supported controllers just yet. Games can also be streamed on Android TVs and Apple TV (iOS app is on the way).

Steam Link supposedly supports gameplay up to 4K at 60Hz, but you'll be hard pressed to find a connection that can stream that effectively.

Steam Link now supports Android 5.0 and above and features support for the Steam Controller and other Bluetooth input devices. In that case, you will still need to have your PC connected via an Ethernet cable to your router, and make sure that the Android TV is connected via Ethernet to the same router.

I also wonder if game developers can bake in touch support for strategy games and RPGs so they're easier to play without a controller - it'd be a blast to command armies of Incas to slay the invading Conquistadors while lying in bed. Experience of high-end games from Steam library on a touchscreen device and TVs would be a bliss for gamers.

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.

If you've been dreaming of playing your favorite PC games on the toilet without actually bringing your desktop into the bathroom with you, you're in luck.

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