Steam Link app now available for Android

Steam Link App

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If you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you can find the Steam Link app, which has the ability to stream games over your local network from your PC to your smartphone or tablet. This is a beta version supporting Android 5.0 and the now the Steam controller has Bluetooth connectivity enabled it can be used along with any other Bluetooth input controller devices.

Later in the summer, Valve will launch a Steam Video app, allowing users to enjoy the thousands of movies and shows available on Steam directly via their Android and iOS devices over Wi-Fi or LTE. Valve told Variety last week it will let users stream games to their phones in 4K resolution at 60 frames-per-second, but only when they're connected to their home network. You'll even be able to adjust the settings for better performance quality from the advanced settings menu option.

Apple fans will have to wait a bit longer, however.

While the Android version of the app is available now and will spend the next week in beta before officially launching on May 21, Valve says the iOS version should be coming soon, but is "pending further review with Apple".

Steam Link originally launched in 2015 as a hardware peripheral that could stream Steam content from a PC to a TV set wirelessly.

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