Steam Now Lets You Stream Games From Anywhere

Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers

Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers

The roll out of Steam Link Anywhere comes at a time when game streaming is on everyone's mind, with Google expected to make some kind of announcement concerning Project Stream at GDC 2019 next week.

Available now in beta form, there are a few caveats to note before forging ahead and trying the service.

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

Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers
Steam Now Lets You Stream Games From Anywhere

For those making games, Valve have opened up the Steam Networking Sockets APIs to all developers.

In other words, assuming you have a strong enough data connection, you can play your Steam games on your Android device from anywhere in the world. As the name implies, Steam Link Anywhere expands the range of this feature to any Android or Raspberry Pi which is connected to the internet, anywhere. Go to the Steam Link computer settings and select "Other Computer". You can do this at the computer itself or you can use a remote desktop app to do it from wherever you might be.

Valve did not state the exact specifications required to stream at various resolutions, but added that it would continue to improve the Steam Link Anywhere experience. Part of this is better development tools, but more importantly, Valve are letting developers route network traffic through Steam's own infrastructure now. It normally works by connecting a mobile device to a host computer via a local network.

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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. The app is still officially in beta, but you can try out the service by visiting the Steam Store.

Steam Link running on Android with the touch controls enabled rather than a paired controller.

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