Steam Link now supports Android 5.0 and above and features support for the Steam Controller and other Bluetooth input devices. That can be achieved starting today by download the Steam Link beta app, which is now available for free via Google Play Store.
With Steam Link, users will be able to stream their entire library of Steam games on their Android phone or tablet while connected to the same 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet as their Steam gaming computer (PC, Mac or Linux).
Only the Android version of Steam Link has been released for now. Now given that our smartphone's touchscreen displays aren't necessarily the best controllers for certain games, you'll probably want to pair it with a Bluetooth controller.More news: Nokia X6 5.8-inch FHD+ notched smartphone announced
On the Apple side, we support any iOS device running iOS 10 or newer, and any Apple TV running tvOS 10.3 or newer.
Still, Steam Link is handy for all the times you've wanted to clock some game time, but didn't want to sit in front of your PC.
List of supported controllers will be released soon, as per Valve. Available on Google Play, it's created to allow PC games to be streamed and played on smartphones and tablets.More news: United Kingdom government will speed up application process for shale gas extraction
The dedicated Steam Link hardware units support a wide variety of input devices and are specifically designed for low latency streaming to your TV. The same goes for Bluetooth mice and keyboards.
And while you can easily use a Steam Controller, it's still a Steam Controller. As you can see in the Doom footage in the video at the top of the page, its trackpad simply can't replace a joystick for first-person shooters. The beta version was expected to arrive on May 21, but it has now arrived a few days early.More news: Maurizio Sarri in talks about Napoli contract extension