Valve Improved Steam Link


In theory, with the new Android app, the service would allow users to stream games from their PC to anywhere they have internet service - making a great case for fast 5G networks.

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.

The only requirements are a good upload speed on your computer and a good network connection on your Steam Link device.

As the dream of cloud-based gaming comes closer to becoming a reality, Valve has gained new enthusiasm for the idea of players accessing their bountiful Steam libraries while being away from their PC's.

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Though this extension of capabilities is now limited to the Steam Link device itself, it is expected to eventually roll out to the official Steam Link Android app. Select that option, follow the instructions and you should be good to go. Previously, you could only use Steam Link from home. If you want to test out Steam Link Anywhere yourself and see how it might fare against the competitors, you can download the beta version here.

The Steam Link set-top box (left) was discontinued in 2018, so Steam Link Anywhere may later arrive on mobile. That's rather vague but given that Steam Link needs a beefy 5GHz WiFi network to function at home, we suspect you'll need at least an LTE connection to make Steam Link work for you on the move.

Click below to grab the Steam Link app for your Android device.

Microsoft also just unveiled its upcoming xCloud game-streaming service in action and announced game streaming from PC to Xbox consoles in the same local network. Steam users will need to update their Steam Client to the beta build to enable the functionality.