Valve has taken the wraps off of its latest expansion to the game streaming app Steam Link, with the whole thing now rebranded as Steam Link Anywhere.
The change here is that gamers can now stream their games anywhere there is an Internet connection, rather than being limited to playing on their local networks.
Steam says that, predictably, this will only work if your computer that is being used to stream the games has a decent upload speed, but if it does then you should be good to go.
Steam Link Anywhere allows you to stream games to your Steam Link from any computer running Steam, as long as your computer has good upload speed and your Steam Link device has a good network connection.
If you want to take advantage of this you’ll be able to stream your games to an Android device, Raspberry Pi, or Steam Link hardware starting yesterday, with an early beta now available. Notice the lack of iOS in that list? That’s because Apple has already rejected Steams attempts to get the Steam Link app into the App Store, saying that it represents “business conflicts” presumably because Apple is worried about people playing PC games rather than those from the App Store.
What’s particularly odd there is the fact that Sony just brought Remote Play for its PS4 to the App Store, too. Apple seems fine with that, so quite why things are different for the folks at Steam is anyone’s guess. Microsoft has its own Project xCloud streaming service in the works, so we’ll have to wait and see whether Apple pulls the plug on that, too.
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