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Steam Games to be Playable on Mobile Devices via Free App

by Dylan Siegler

Steam users will be able to play games and watch videos on their mobile devices.

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On the off-chance that you are unaware, Valve Software Corporation’s Steam is the biggest platform for buying and playing PC games. Now, Valve is extending their “service offerings” by introducing two apps for mobile devices that will allow players to play their games and watch videos on their phones and tablets.

Valve recently announced that they plan on releasing the Steam Link app and the Steam Video app in the near future. The Link app will allow players to access their Steam libraries to play games on their Android and iOS phones, tablets and TVs, just as long as their devices are connected via 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet cable to a host PC or Mac computer. The Link app will also support Steam Controllers and MFI controllers for mobile devices. The Video app, on the other hand, will allow users of the platform to watch movies and videos on their Android or iOS devices via Wi-Fi or LTE connections.

The Link app is scheduled for release sometime during the week of May 21, meaning it might become available anytime between Monday, May 21 and Friday, May 25. Meanwhile, the Video app is currently scheduled for the broad release window of “later this summer.” Both apps will be free.

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