Bengaluru, NFAPost News Service: Avid mobile gamers can now stream their favourite video games from the computer via the Steam Link app. All compatible game titles can now be streamed over your phone or tablet from a host computer with Steam installed on it while the Link app runs on your handset.
Alternatively, console gamers might use a controller instead of using the phone’s onscreen controls. Nevertheless, the Steam Link app can be configured as follows: Pair up your Xbox or PlayStation Controller with your phone before your configure the Steam Link app.
Launch the Steam Link app and you will see a “Start Playing” message window, besides the connection status of touch controller and your host computer on Steam. You can adjust the settings for each of these by tapping on the gear icon on the top right of the screen.
You can scan for the nearest connected computer via Steam, choose between a paired wireless controller and the default touch menu and also set your preferences for the streaming service. Before you proceed, you must ensure that your rig passes the network test to support seamless streaming capabilities.
Once the settings have been configured, you can hit the “Start Playing” icon on the main screen. The Steam Client on your computer will enter Big Picture mode and the desktop screen will be mirrored to your phone like a streaming video.
Now, you can select your favourite title from the list of Remote Play compatible games. There is no limit to the graphics-streaming capabilities as you can simply max out.
The touchscreen controls aren’t user-friendly though as the button layout looks very cluttered. So, it is advisable to connect the controller and enjoy its superior control and better accuracy while aiming and shooting in the game.
You can also configure your trackpad mouse and layout controls from the in- app’s main menu. From this menu, you can also disable Remote Play entirely.
That’s it. You are all set to enjoy the Steam games from any desktop to your portable device at the convenience of your couch.