Valve recently announced his intention to launch a application for iOS and Android that allowed to play from any smartphone, tablet or Android TV – and Apple TV – with the video game of the Steam platform . A streaming between PC and smartphone that is already possible thanks to the publication of the Steam Link app in the Play Store .
Valve already tried it in 2016 with a accessory called Steam Link . A device that connected to the local network and moved the games from the PC to the TV, so that you could enjoy the gaming experience of the computer to the television, only with the help of your Bluetooth remote . Today, platform players have it easier with the launch of the Steam Link app .
It was expected that its official launch would occur on May 21. However, the company has advanced it a few days by publishing on Google Play the first Beta version of the Steam Link app . As we have been able to know, the version compatible with iOS devices will be available for download in a few days.
With this software, Valve provides its clients the ability to enjoy the gaming experience of their titles for PC from the screen of any Android or iOS device. And is that once installed the application and connected the terminal in question to the same local network, it will identify the PC with the Steam platform and will retransmit the signal to the external screen.
In this sense, the biggest advantage is if we have a Android TV or Apple TV , since we can play the Steam video games from the large screen format of a TV connected to the “smart box”. We must remember that the Valve application will also be compatible with the Samsung SmartTV .
As far as game control is concerned, Valve indicates that Steam Link is compatible with its command Steam Controller Bluetooth, although it is also with the Bluetooth controls, mice and keyboards most popular in the market.
As we have already indicated, the first Steam Link for Android is now available for download in the Play Store, completely free of charge. Soon it will be accessible from the App Store for iOS devices.
Download Steal Link app for Android