Steam Link Anywhere lets you stream games from, well, anywhere

Yolanda Curtis
March 15, 2019

It should be added that iOS users are now out of luck, as Apple keep rejecting Valve's attempts to get the app on the App Store.

You'll need to be in the beta branch of Steam to get the update, but you can find instructions on how to enable that here.

This streaming of games is one of the use cases for 5G.


This means you can play your Steam games on a PC not tied to your network.

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.

Once you've got that all set up, open up the Steam Link app on your Android device.


Update: Dec. 20, 2018 - Valve is no longer selling the Steam Link hardware, but it will continue to update and support the Steam Link app going forward. The beta version of Valve's Steam Link app ...

As it is, Steam Link users can stream their PC games over the same network their host machine is connected to, but as the name suggests, Steam Link Anywhere allows them to stream their games to devices on different networks. You can also connect a controller to your phone if you need more precise inputs for more demanding games - like a racer or Dark Souls or something. Valve explain the system here, and among the perks for developers are anonymized network traffic (protecting servers and clients from DDOS attacks) and potentially lower pings through Valve's networks.

A post from slouken on the Steam Community boards stated that you should be able to stream games to your Steam Link from virtually any computer running Steam.


Other reports by iNewsToday

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER