Steam Link APP: Play PC games on your phone and iPad!

As graphics performance continues to increase, and high-definition game promotions such as the Humble Bundle often appear, more and more people are now able to enjoy the gorgeous version of the Steam game on the PC.

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But if you can play popular PC games on your phone and iPad, it will be very interesting! The Steam Link APP free-to-play streaming app, officially launched by Steam, will finally allow you to change your handheld gaming consoles to play Steam PC games anytime, anywhere.

Steam Link: Brings desktop gaming to your iPhone or iPad

The so-called “streaming game” refers to real-time “remote projection” of game screens on PC / macOS / Linux computers to another device screen via a wired or wireless WiFi network, such as iPhone, iPad, Android phone, tablet, Smart TV or laptop, so you can play remotely.

The early official Steam streaming feature only supported streaming from PC to another PC; while the MoonLight app could stream to the phone/tablet, the computer must be equipped with a newer NVIDIA graphics card, so there are certain limitations.

But now gamers are finally welcoming the perfect solution! This Steam Link game streaming app released by Valve is finally perfect for wireless streaming of computer games on Steam to Android Android phones/tablets, Android TV/boxes, and iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV! And the point is, the Steam Link app is completely free!

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The Steam Link app is available free of charge, no download or service fees apply. You can download the app on your phone, tablet, or TV for free from Google Play or the Apple.

How to connect steam link app to PC

For streaming from mobile, start up the Steam Link Android app and select the computer you added earlier. Select “Start Playing,” enter your four-digit PIN, and press “Connect.”

how to connect steam link app to pc

In other words, now all Steam players can easily, freely and conveniently play PC games on devices such as mobile phones! All you need to do is download and install the Steam Link APP. Then connect the device such as mobile phone/tablet/box to the same router (on the same LAN), set the “Enable streaming” option in the Steam settings on the PC, and then pair it with the mobile app to play the game wirelessly.

However, if you want to have a good time on the Steam Link APP, a Bluetooth controller that supports your phone is still necessary. Steam Link can support most Bluetooth controllers as well as a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard.

  • On the Android platform, you can use the XBox One handle, the PS4 controller, or the Steam controller.
  • On iOS, you need to purchase an MFI authentication handle that supports L3/R3.

How to make Steam Link streaming smoother (configuration requirements)

In order to get a smooth streaming game, your mobile phone/tablet and router need to support the wireless network in the 5GHz band, while computers, laptops, Android TVs, Android boxes, etc. are preferred to use “wired connection“. Because the speed of 2.4G wireless network does not meet the needs of game streaming.

If the mobile phone, computer and router are all wireless networks in the 5GHz band, most games can achieve 1080p and 60 FPS, and the picture quality and smoothness are good. If you have a high-end configuration computer, wired network and the phone’s performance is excellent, you can even enjoy 4K quality and 60 FPS ultra-high definition image streaming.

In addition, there is a “streaming” option on the Steam Link settings page. If you play some games that require more fluency, you can choose “High Speed” to get a smoother game experience.

To sum up:

In summary, with Steam Link, I will seriously consider purchasing an XBox handle or MFI Bluetooth handle and a phone holder. With them, you can instantly turn your phone/tablet into a Steam handheld that can play computer games. It’s still a good deal.