Steam now lets you bring your games anywhere


Steam Link Anywhere allows gamers to play Steam games anywhere. — Valve

Steam Link Anywhere allows gamers to play Steam games anywhere. — Valve

Valve's Steam Link app for Android has a new feature called Steam Link Anywhere that lets users play games streamed from their desktop PC, no matter where they are. 

Previously Steam Link only allowed gamers to stream Steam games from their main gaming PC to devices on the same network. Now with the Anywhere feature, games can be streamed even if the device is running on a different network or even on mobile data. 

To have access to the Anywhere feature, gamers will need to update their Steam Link mobile app to the latest version as well as the desktop Steam app. To do so, go to Settings, then the Account tab, and then click on Steam Beta to opt-in. 

When the app is updated to latest version there will be an 'Other Computer' option on the 'searching for computers' screen to pair the Android device to a desktop PC. 

"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," Valve said in a post to the Steam Link general discussions page

The Steam Link app is available on devices that run Android 5 (Lollipop) or later, including smartphones, tablets, Raspberry Pis and smart TVs, while gamers with a laptop can also use Steam Link Anywhere via the Steam desktop app.