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Steam is bringing their game streaming to Android

Steam is bringing their game streaming to Android

Now, with Steam Link Anywhere, it will work outside the home as well.

Now, Valve is improving the Steam Link concept significantly with "Steam Link Anywhere", a program that will let you access your Steam titles from a wider variety of devices.

Today, Valve dropped a surprise update for the Steam Link app.

Steam Link allows you to play on your phone, tablet, or TV for free using an app from Google Play.

Assuming you've got all that covered, you'll see an "Other Computer" option on the screen when searching for computers to connect to via Steam Link.

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Valve just announced that its Steam Link Anywhere software is now in open beta testing on Android, Raspberry Pi and Steam Link devices. The app is still officially in beta, but you can try out the service by visiting the Steam Store.

Steam Link Anywhere is an extension of Steam Link that will enable users to connect to their PCs and play games from anywhere (thus the name), rather than being limited to a local network.

Steam Link Anywhere is still in its beta stage, but it should provide gamers with relatively decent streaming experience. Obviously, you'll need a good connection on both devices to make it worthwhile.

For what it's worth, I was able to get this going without issue on my OnePlus 6T with my Steam library hosted on my Windows 10 PC. For Android users you need to be on the beta version that is from March of this year. This should (in theory) lighten the cost load for midsize and small developers, making it possible for them to host multiplayer games without having to worry about some of the big network pains, like latency, on a far-less-than AAA budget. Steam Link Anywhere is a new service and it greatly expands upon the previous functionality of Steam Link for Android.


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