Earlier this month, Valve announced that it is preparing an application for the translation of the Steam Link computer games for release on Android and iOS. It was expected that the service will be available to users of mobile platforms on May 21, but this, fortunately for the fans, occurred even a few days earlier. Thus, owners of smartphones and tablets running Android can now install the beta version of Steam Link.
After installing Steam Link on Android, you need to connect the device to a PC running Steam on the same local network. According to the company, for best performance when broadcasting, the computer must have a connection to a 5 GHz router over a network cable, and a smartphone or tablet to a Wi-Fi network on the same frequency. Then, without moving away from the home router, you can play your favorite games from the Steam library with a maximum resolution of up to 4K and a frame rate of 60 fps.
The Steam Link application supports the binding of the proprietary Steam Controller controller, and can also work with compatible third-party Bluetooth gamepads. In addition to Android, the ability to broadcast gameplay is claimed on Android TV and Chromebook. You can download Steam Link from the Google Play store or on the Treshboks.