The feature is now available in early beta and is free of charge to all Steam users through the Steam Link device or app. The new Steam Link Anywhere extends the Steam Link functionality, while a sockets API makes it easier for developers to offer secure connections.
It goes without saying that the most crucial requirement for Steam Link Anywhere is a solid network connection.
The Steam Link app launched on Android almost a year ago, but there were some restrictions with it.More news: Anthony Davis Trade Rumors: Pelicans Refuse To Deal With Lakers
This streaming of games is one of the use cases for 5G.
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.
While Microsoft and Google are getting ready to duke it out over their cloud gaming services, Valve still has a foot in the market.
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.More news: Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Lukaku a doubt for Wolves clash
The experience of accessing the pride of your AAA collection will of course depend heavily on how high the bandwidth is on both your PC, and on the device you intend to stream from.
Steam Link Anywhere is an extension of Steam Link that will enable users to connect to their PCs and play games from anywhere (thus the name), rather than being limited to a local network. Valve explain the system here, and among the perks for developers are anonymized network traffic (protecting servers and clients from DDOS attacks) and potentially lower pings through Valve's networks.
The platform is compatible with the Steam Link and any device running the Steam Link application.More news: LeBron James inspires the Lakers