Steam now lets you stream your games on a phone or desktop anywhere

Valve has just launched a major update to its Steam Link service: you can now stream and play your collection of games on a desktop or Android device wherever you are. All you need is an internet connection.

That’s an upgrade from nearly a year ago, when Steam Link supported streaming between your gadgets, but required them to be on the same Wi-Fi or wired network. With this, Valve has now joined the ranks of tech firms racing to make game streaming go mainstream.

I tested Steam Link briefly by running Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on my Android phone with a 4G connection in India (read: generally fast, but can be spotty at times). Things started off smoothly enough, but as the race progressed, the quality of the stream dropped. Sadly, at one point, the video hung completely, while I heard the game continue as if nothing had happened.

The game stream on my Android phone dropped in quality at one point, presumably because my mobile data connection was spotty


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