Steam Link finally launches on iOS.
Steam Link was scheduled to be released last year for iOS users, but Apple’s App Store rejected the app saying that it violates store guidelines. A year later today, Steam Link finally launches on the platform.
But what exactly does it do? Steam Link offers a way for you to enjoy desktop games and bring them on your iPhone or iPad. The game streams from your PC, and while it’s not an entirely new technology, the vast library of Steam games and it users will find something to like about it.
Additionally, Steam Link for Apple TV was also launched – though you would still need a Mac or a PC connected in the same network so you can stream your games. Also, note that you need a compatible Steam controller to play a game.
The setup may be a little complicated, but the results should be fun when you get to play the games in your Steam library right in the comfort of your own smartphone or tablet. Microsoft already did a similar feature for the Xbox One that lets you stream the game on a Windows 10 PC.
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Valve says that aside from a compatible iOS device, it’s advisable to connect your computer to a 5 Ghz wireless network or through an Ethernet cable to get the best performance.
We’re still trying out how the quality of streaming games will be, and we’ll let you know of our experience soon.