Steam Link App to Bring Steam Games to iOS & Android-Based Phones, Tablets and TVsby Anton Shilov on May 10, 2018 2:30 PM EST
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Valve this week announced plans to enable streaming of games from Steam library to devices running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. Separately, Valve plans to make Steam Video app available for Android and iOS to enable playback of media acquired on Steam on mobile devices.
The Steam Link app will be available for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and TV devices as well as various smartphones, tablets and STBs running Google’s Android. The program will enable users to stream games to mobile devices or STBs that are connected via a 5 GHz Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet to a host system running macOS or Windows. The Steam Link app will be released on on May 21.
At present, streaming a Steam game to a TV requires a stand-alone Steam Link STB to act as a receiver, so the app will eliminate any need for the device for TVs connected to Apple TV and Android TV STBs. Of course, a big question is whether touch controls of smartphones and tablets will be comfortable enough for games designed for keyboards and mice. Most likely not, of course, and for that reason the app will support Steam Controllers, MFI controllers and other devices across platforms to make PC/Mac games enjoyably playable on TVs and mobiles.
Later this summer Valve will release its Steam Video application for Apple iOS and Google Android platforms, making movies, TV shows and other content acquired through Steam available on mobile platforms. The app will offer both streaming and offline modes.
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ಬುಲ್ವಿಂಕಲ್ ಜೆ ಮೂಸ್ - Thursday, May 10, 2018 - linkStreaming applications over a private network is where the real benefits are
I created application and game streaming as an open technology almost 10 years ago so anyone can stream whatever they want to any compatible device device
This tech cannot be patented by any Corporation as it was created in public forums and discussions to get enough competition to actually be useful
Valve, NVidia , Microsoft, Razer, Oculus Rift developers and anyone can create their own streaming applications and technology preferably as an open source technology to allow end users the ability to stream whatever they want within their own network unencumbered by DRM and Licensing restrictions
Corporation chose unanimously to sell app and game streaming as a service instead
This gives them a steady stream of cash for tech they do not own and limits the value of Streaming for the very people it was created for
lmcd - Thursday, May 10, 2018 - linkcan you spell FUD
dromoxen - Saturday, May 12, 2018 - linkWill PC (steam + non-steam?) to Sony TV equipped with Android 6. I hope so , otherwise a long hdmi might do the same
ianmills - Saturday, May 12, 2018 - linkNon-steam games can be launched from within steam so I guess they would work. However a long hdmi cable is preferred as it will minimize lag and loss of quality through compression
paranoised - Monday, May 14, 2018 - linkThis already works for Nvidia cards using Gamestream with the Moonlight app on Sony TV's running Android. Performance is pretty smooth. I expect the same for the Steam app.
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OlegP - Monday, March 29, 2021 - linkIt's a great idea to make Steam for android. I hope the guys will succeed. I will send your article for discussion in several GBWhatsApp groups. I think this is a relevant topic and will quickly find its users. We don't often use computers anymore, but we almost never let mobile devices out of our hands.