The Steam Link application , which allows us to play streaming games on our PC on the screen of an Android device (mobile, tablet or TV), is now available for download through Google Play.
Valve has released the first beta version of Steam Link for most devices with Android 5.0 or higher, including Android TV.
The only requirement that we find is that our Android device has to be connected in the same local network as the computer that runs running Steam. We can not continue the game away from home.
To improve the performance of the application, Valve recommends:
- Android TV:
- Connect the device to the router using an Ethernet cable
- Connect the Android TV to the router using an Ethernet cable
- Tablets and phones:
- Connect the device to the 5 GHz wifi router using an Ethernet cable
- Connect the Android device to the 5 GHz band of your Wi-Fi network
- Keep the Android device at a reasonable distance from the router
How to set up Steam Link on Android
To enjoy the games of our library on our Android device we just have to install the new Steam Link application and follow its simple configuration wizard.
The first thing Steam Link will ask us to do is pair a bluetooth controller. We can synchronize the Stream Controls or a different command. If it is a different command we have to link it before from the Bluetooth settings of the system. The step of linking a command can be omitted, but without command we can not play.
The next step is to link our Android device with our computer. If both computers are connected in the same network, the assistant will detect it.
Once the equipment is selected, we only have to enter the PIN that our Android device shows on the screen in the Steam application of our PC.
From that moment we can play our Steam games from our mobile device, tablet or TV with Android.
On the screen of the Android device we will navigate through the Steam interface to select any of our library. We will also have access to the store if we want to buy or download a new game.
Steam Link allows us to use touch gestures to control its interface, zoom, scroll or display the keyboard to write.