Earlier this month, Valve announced that it was bringing Steam Link to both Android and iOS devices, which will allow smartphone owners to play their Steam Library titles right on their mobile devices.
Now the beta version of Steam Link is available for Android. The app is live in the Google Play Store right now as a free download if you want to see how the whole experience stacks up. With the app, you will be able to stream full Steam games to your mobile devices, but there are some steps to follow.
To get up and running, your PC with the Steam Library on it has to be connected to your router via an Ethernet cable. In addition to that, if you want to stream to your mobile device, it needs to be connected to a 5GHz Wi-Fi network.
It is possible to play on your Android TV set-top box as well. In that case, you will still need to have your PC connected via an Ethernet cable to your router, and make sure that the Android TV is connected via Ethernet to the same router.
You can play the games on your Android device by connecting a Bluetooth controller, like an Xbox One controller, or the Steam Controller if you have one of those. Other Bluetooth-enabled controllers should work, too, but Valve hasn’t posted a comprehensive list of supported controllers just yet. The standard experience should be 1080p at 60fps, but Valve does say that some titles will support 4K at 60fps, too.
Are you going to give Steam Link a shot?