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Valve announces two new iOS and Android apps for Steam

over 4 years ago by IanDorfman

Valve has announced that it is releasing two new iOS and Android applications for its Steam digital video game storefront for computers.

According to Valve's official announcement post, the two new apps will be named Steam Link and Steam Video.

The Steam Link app is a software-based take of its Steam Link functionality, enabling users to play video games on their mobile devices via streaming from their desktop and laptop computers. This, in effect, will allow customers to play video games using the power of their computers while viewing the gameplay from the comfort of their iOS or Android device's screen. The app will support Apple's iOS and tvOS platforms, as well as Android platforms, to stream gameplay via Windows- and macOS-based computers over a 5GHz wireless network or a wired Ethernet connection. The Steam Link app is planned to launch on the week of May 21st.

The Steam Video app is dedicated to streaming video content purchased from the Steam storefront over both Wi-Fi and cellular data. This app will also support offline viewing. Steam Video is planned for release on iOS and Android "later this summer."

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Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of...