The Steam Link app brings desktop gaming to your iPhone or iPad. Just pair an MFI or Steam controller to your device, connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing your existing Steam games.
* iPhone or iPad using iOS 11.0 or higher
* Computer running Steam - Windows, Mac, or Linux
* iOS device must be on the same local network as the computer running Steam
For best performance:
* Connect your computer using Ethernet to your 5Ghz WiFi router
* Connect your iOS device to the 5GHz band of your WiFi network
* Keep your iOS device within a reasonable range of your router
Added a streaming setting to adjust capture framerate
Improved framerate calculation in the performance graph
Dynamically enable and disable touch controls as controllers come and go - you can override this behavior in the controller settings.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Lacks Native Support/ Touch Screen
For me the only controllers I own are some Xbox controllers. The problem is the lack of support for touch screen. I used to play a lot of touch screen games when I was younger. Now that I’m older; I’m fine playing them casually in another room. However, when trying to play games I found myself having no easy native controls. With me having to mingle with each game. This app works perfectly. If you have good internet and a good computer. The result is very visually appeasing with close to no lag. To me steam should have built some more features. Like remote using of the PC. Like being able to use mouse and keyboard mode on the computer with steam minimized. You are able to do this as I clicked out of the game and had remote access of the PC. Additionally PC remote controls like turn on from sleep or turn off. I’m aware that other programs have these capabilities; Integration of these services with steam link would be a very impressive way to get people using the app. Overall very satisfied. Would recommend to a friend.
amazing but just needs 2 things
Steam link is just absolutely great and i love it so much!! im able to play The Forest and Friday The 13th and its just so amazing but theres just one problem. i am unable to shift/Run when i play with my buttons on screen so it would be great if there was a button or maybe having to double tap and hold the joystick and is it possible for us to be able to play with our laptop offline and maybe being really really really far apart from our laptop because something like that would be really helpful when trying to play from another location on your phone instead of having to play while your at home 🏡 and okay now this will be the last thing i promise haha but um is there any possible way that the buttons on the controller can be customized in their size because if i have a small phone i wanna make sure i can see a lot of the screen and sometimes some buttons just cover most of the screen so if you guys could cover these things it would be amazing. Thank you so much for your time and you guys are doing amazing so keep at it
An OK start
Streaming your games is definitely improving and becoming more of a viable option over time.
After comparing various streaming services, from GeForce Now to AMD’s Link on the same network, I cant help but feel the impact of the quality of the steam link service.
Granted, both aforementioned services rely on optimizations designed for their particular GPU’s as opposed to steam’s out of the box one size fits all approach.
With that in mind I don’t feel like the experience is truly on par with the previously mentioned services from Nvidia or AMD.
It’s not terrible, and it’s relatively smooth a lot of the time, but the hiccups and the recovery period of the stream during latency is kind of painful as opposed to being noticeably brief.
That coupled with the poor touch controls and obvious biased towards non steam hardware like the controller, also contribute to my average review.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d buy a steam controller in a heart beat if this service met the following standards:
1) improved streaming quality
2) remote access outside of your home network like the GeForce shield’s streaming setup I have.
Otherwise, it’s a good start. I hope they continue to update it and improve it over time.
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- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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