Last week we told you that Steam was close to launching two new mobile applications, starting this week with Steam Link. Said and done. The famous company released today the first beta version of its app for Android and iOS, which allows Steam users Run your games downloaded and installed on your computer, through your mobile, tablet or Android TV.
Although the launch of the first beta was scheduled for the next day 21, finally his arrival has been a couple of days ahead, and although it is possible that appear some other error of operation during use, the app seems to be already fully functional.
As soon as you install and start the application for the first time, an assistant will guide you through the connection process with the computer that will serve as host . First of all, it is necessary connect both the Android device and the computer to the same network , and then run the Steam app on the PC in question.
Once the two devices are connected to the network, on the main screen of Steam Link we will see the entire catalog of games that can be played through mobile, as long as the connection connection is stable enough – through Ethernet or through Wi-Fi of 5 Gz. If so, Valve ensures support for 4K resolution up to 60 FPS.
Beyond this, Steam Link has support for the driver with the same name , as well as with other external controllers, both Bluetooth and cable. However, Steam Link offers different touch controls to navigate the menu through gestures, or simulate the clicks of the computer mouse.
The app is completely free, and from today you can download it through Google Play on Android smartphones and tablets, Android TVs or Chrome OS computers.
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