Steam yesterday announced that it will be launching two new apps for Android and iOS devices called Steam Link and Steam Video. Both apps are designed around streaming, to help users take full advantage of the games and videos saved on their Steam library.
Steam Link app will allow you to stream and play your game titles on your smartphone and tablet. The game will not run on the device, but will just be mirrored on it from your gaming PC or laptop. This feature is very similar to that of the Steam Box, which allows users to play games from their Steam library on the TV.
To be able to stream the game, both devices need to be connected to the same 5GHz network or wired Ethernet. Steam Link also carries support for Steam controllers and MFI controllers across platforms. We’re not sure if all games will support the feature. The option to stream games over Steam Link, could also be handed over to game developers. There is also no clear date set to when the app will be available for everybody, but Steam stated to launch it in the last week of May.
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Steam Video also follows the same streaming model, but with videos. You can use it to watch TV shows and movies saved in your library. This service is available on both Wi-Fi and LTE. You can also download the content on your device to watch offline. Steam Video is stated to launch later in the summer.