Valve has presented two free mobile apps that will allow players to run any game or video from the Steam Library on any supported iOS and Android devices. The Steam Link app, which is said to be released the week of May 21, is somewhat similar to the physical Steam Link device. It will let users run games on a PC and then stream and play on any device using the app.
Two free new apps — the Steam Link app and the Steam Video app — are preparing for launch in the coming weeks, both designed to extend Steam’s suite of services and accessibility
The Steam Link app, slated to launch the week of May 21st, allows gamers to experience their Steam library of games on their Android (phone, tablet, TV) and iOS-based (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV) devices while connected via 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet to a host system (Mac or PC), with Android access initially offered in beta. The Steam Link App will feature support for the Steam Controller, MFI controllers, and more across both platforms.
Later this summer, the Steam Video app is targeted for release, allowing users to enjoy the thousands of movies and shows available on Steam directly via their Android and iOS devices over Wi-Fi or LTE. In direct response to customer feedback, it will offer the ability to enjoy content in offline and streaming modes.
Steam is a leading platform for digital entertainment, offering thousands of games, movies, and films to millions of people around the world.
It’s really hard to say now whether this new link experience will be smooth. What’s your take on the news? Are you excited?