Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Valve brings back game streaming with Steam Link Anywhere

Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers Steam Link Anywhere update allows you to stream games on any PC
Katie Ramirez | 15 March, 2019, 14:25

"Steam Link Anywhere allows you to stream games to your Steam Link from any computer running Steam", Valve says, noting that the only requirements are a "good upload speed" for the host computer and that the Steam Link device has a solid network connection.

Once you've got that all set up, open up the Steam Link app on your Android device.

Less glamorous than cross-network gameplay, the boring-sounding news about the addition of new APIs to the Steamworks SDK is actually quite notable: The extensions give developers access to Steam's network backbone and packet management skills - honed via its DOTA 2 and Counterstrike: Global Offensive experience - for multiplayer games.

Valve has announced a new feature for its Steam Link service that will allow you to stream games outside of your home.

Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers

Update: Dec. 20, 2018 - Valve is no longer selling the Steam Link hardware, but it will continue to update and support the Steam Link app going forward. Until, Apple and Steam can works around restrictions with the security framework in iOS, there is unfortunately no iOS Store version of the app as of yet. You can play games from your PC anywhere you have an internet connection.

This streaming of games is one of the use cases for 5G. Go to the Steam Link computer settings and select "Other Computer". For both the host PC and the Android device. Obviously, you'll also need either the physical Steam Link that was discontinued a year ago or the Steam Link app.

A post from slouken on the Steam Community boards stated that you should be able to stream games to your Steam Link from virtually any computer running Steam.

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