Recently, the famous American developer of video games and digital distribution, of course, I’m talking about the Valve Corporation just announced two new apps for iOS and Android devices that will simply allow all of its users to play Steam games on them. smartphones.
Valve’s new app will let you stream PC games to Android and iOS
Thanks to the increase in the speed of Internet connections, the game streaming which was a trend a few years ago with services such as Onlive, is now possible. Valve is one of the companies that offers streaming game service through its Steam Link hardware and now through the Steam Link app for Android and iOS we can play PC games on our mobile or tablet.
Valve has just announced two new apps for iOS and Android. These are the Steam Link app and the Steam video app, two tools that the company says will “extend the services and accessibility of Steam.” The two applications will also allow us to stream content from the platform on Android (phones and tablets) and iOS (iPhone and iPad).
Steam Link App is the most interesting app of those featured by Valve and, emulating what can now be done with Steam Link hardware on our TV, Valve will allow users to enjoy the Steam library on their mobile or tablet. The only limitation is that the devices have 5 GHz Wi-Fi capability to connect to the high speed network and thus enjoy games without latency.
Steam Link for Android and iOS will be compatible with the Steam Controller, as well as other MFI controls. If you want to be the first to try this service, you’ll have to wait until May 21, when the Steam Link app launches. Of course, you have to take into account that in order to enjoy it you need to have a PC or Mac to launch the game and “send” it to the mobile device.
The second app that Valve has presented for mobile is Steam Video. It’s an app that will allow us to enjoy the Steam video library on iOS and Android and, yes, we can take it out of the house. In devices connected to WiFi or with LTE connections, we can enjoy Steam video content. This app will arrive a bit later than Steam Link, with the launch being in the summer.
Coming back to the Steam Link App, it is very interesting to see the list of devices confirmed by Valve. And, in addition to mobile phones and tablets, the North American company has confirmed that Apple TV could function as a Steam receiver to take games from the platform to TV.
This way, Apple TV will become a console, although, again, you will need a PC or Mac to do the game’s calculations and stream them. If you have an Apple TV at home and had considered making the jump to a Steam Link to connect it to TV, now that won’t be necessary.
In short, it will be a similar service to the service offered by tech giant Microsoft right now with its Xbox ecosystem. If we have a PC with Windows 10 (laptop, desktop or surface) and an Xbox One, we can stream the Xbox One to our PC. The difference is that with Steam Link we can play Steam games on the mobile.
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