Steam Link by Valve is a new app that lets you play Steam Games from an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV) or Android devices through a host machine, Mac or PC. The app will launch on May 21, as Valve has announced.
Steam Link for iOS device requires Ethernet or 5 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect your PC with your phone and you’ll be able to stream games like Call Of Duty when you are not using your computer over LTE.
To work, the app will require an excellent connection, either in Wi-Fi 5 GHz, which theoretically supports speeds up to 1300 Mbps or Ethernet connection which is a big limitation that will prevent you to be able to play everywhere.
Steam Link will support MFi accessories, Steam controllers and more on both mobile platforms. The company hasn’t clarified if we will be able to use the touchscreen while playing games or motion control on mobile devices.
Valve hasn’t provided any limitations yet about which games will support the streaming functions, will it be all of the games or will it support specified new devices or will it run on old firmware. We will have to wait and find out.
The app will first launch in beta for Android devices after which we will get to know more about the streaming app and its functions.
Other than that, Steam is targeting Steam Video app for a release later this summer, which will allow users to enjoy thousands of latest movies and TV shows available on Steam directly on their iOS and Android devices over WiFi or LTE connection. The service will also support offline content and streaming modes.
In other news, Valve has been bringing new features to steam every now and then, recently it has included the support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to Steam.
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