Steam Link Anywhere lets you stream games from, well, anywhere

Last year Valve introduced the Steam Link app which allows you to stream games from your PC to your smartphone or tablet so long as it was on the same WiFi network. Now, Steam Link Anywhere allows you to stream games, you guessed it, anywhere. Steam Link Anywhere, now in beta, moves streaming of Steam games outside of the home.

Launched in May 2014, Valve's Steam In-Home Streaming was created to allow a gamer to run any Steam title on a powerful desktop and stream it to a less-powerful device anywhere in the home. Anyone with home streaming set up from their PC and either a Steam Link box or app elsewhere can play their games on the go.

It can be accessed through the discontinued Steam Link hardware or the Steam Link app for Android.

In order to access the beta, you'll need to opt-in to the Steam client beta on desktop and have the latest version installed. You'll be given a four digit code to pair the two devices, and Steam will then run a bandwidth test, starting at 5mbps and going all the way up to 100mbps. You'll be given a pairing code which you'll need to use to connect with your Steam library on the host PC. That opens up the possibilities for streaming PC-quality games to just about any device from anywhere a good connection can be found.

If that's your bag, you can get more detailed information at steamcommunity.com, and Valve will be talking about the new feature in-depth at a Game Developer's Conference panel next Thursday, March 21.

Part of this is better development tools, but more importantly, Valve are letting developers route network traffic through Steam's own infrastructure now.


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