Steam Link app lets you play your PC games on your smartphones

Steam Link app lets you play your PC games on your smartphones

Update: Valve has switched on the Steam Controller's mobile functionality in a beta mode. 

The PC giant has rolled this out in a beta form. It does mean that gamers on PCs should be able to use their Steam Controller in a wireless form. 

Original story: Valve is set to launch a new Steam Link app this month that will enable users to play their PC games on their Android and iOS devices.

The app will be released the week of May 21st and can be used across phones, tablets and TVs. Users will need to connect via a 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet to the host system, such as a Mac or PC.

Android access will initially be available in Beta.

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In terms of how users will actually be able to play their games on these devices, it’ll work much like Steam Link already does. The game is powered by the host system - PC or Mac - and then streams that content to another screen.

The Steam Link app will come with support for the Steam Controller, MFI controllers and more across iOS and Android.

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