Steam Link Anywhere update allows you to stream games on any PC

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

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

The feature is now in beta and requires a few caveats, but it's still really exciting.

While Microsoft and Google are getting ready to duke it out over their cloud gaming services, Valve still has a foot in the market.

Steam Link Anywhere, by contrast, has no such restriction: With a name that again leaves little to the imagination, Steam Link Anywhere effectively replaces Steam In-Home Streaming and allows for games and other software to be streamed from any network to any other network - including, potentially, mobile devices on a cellular network. This was only really useful for those times when you want to play a game on your couch. Prior to this, the app only allowed users to stream their game on an Android device connected to the same network as their host PC. It supports the Steam Controller over Bluetooth, as well as other Bluetooth controllers, mice, and keyboards. You can do this at the computer itself or you can use a remote desktop app to do it from wherever you might be.

Valve's announcement of Steam Link Anywhere was pretty short and sweet.

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

So, even though the Steam Link is gone, it seems Valve wasn't planning on letting Steam Link's functionality disappear too.

For what it's worth, I was able to get this going without issue on my OnePlus 6T with my Steam library hosted on my Windows 10 PC. For Android users you need to be on the beta version that is from March of this year.

After you've downloaded the Steam Link app on your Android phone - Apple are still blocking it from sale - your phone will then search for a PC running Steam on the network.

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