Steam Link Anywhere beta drops Steam Link's local-wifi-only restriction

Steam Link Anywhere beta drops Steam Link's local-wifi-only restriction

Last year Valve introduced the Steam Link app which allows you to stream games from your PC to your smartphone or tablet so long as it was on the same WiFi network. "A high upload speed from your computer and strong network connection to your Steam Link device are required to use Steam Link Anywhere", Valve said. You should be able to pick a game and then stream it to your Android device as if you were on the same network as your host PC. A bigger one is that the service is now available exclusively on the dedicated Steam Link microconsole - a somewhat odd decision, given that the Steam Link was discontinued in November past year.

Previously, one could already play games on their mobile phone but only on their home network. Before the feature rolled out, Steam Link only allowed gamers to stream within a local network in their homes. Pairing instructions will guide users through the process. You'll also need to be enrolled in the Steam client beta, and have the latest version installed. Using the interface to add a computer, users need to select "Other Computer" to add a device to be streamed to.

Additionally, this news broke out right before Google's anticipated announcement on the upcoming GDC 2019, which will likely be about its game streaming services.

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Assuming you've got all that covered, you'll see an "Other Computer" option on the screen when searching for computers to connect to via Steam Link. The app is still officially in beta, but you can try out the service by visiting the Steam Store. For both the host PC and the Android device.

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