How to play Steam games on mobile

How to play Steam games on mobile

/ 01:16 PM March 04, 2024

Steam is the best way to download and play the latest video games on your PC. It’s even better when you have a powerful gaming PC to provide the highest quality graphics and framerates. Yet, what if you want to play somewhere outside your gaming chair, such as your bed or couch? Fortunately, Steam Link works on nearly all Android and Apple devices.

Steam Link streams games on your smartphone or tablet to play anywhere with an Internet connection. In other words, it allows your mobile device to become like a “mobile monitor” for your gaming rig. It takes a few steps and minutes to play your games in a new light!

How to play Steam games on Android and iPhone

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You need the Steam program on your computer to start playing Steam games on mobile. Set it up with these steps from Android Police:

  1. Open Steam on PC.
  2. Then, click the Steam button in the upper left corner.
  3. Click the Settings button.
  4. Next, open Remote Play.
  5. Toggle on Enable Remote Play.

Download the Steam Link app on the Google Play Store. Then, launch it so that it will search for nearby PCs automatically.


Choose your PC, and then enter the PIN code that appears on your computer. Afterward, Steam Link will perform a quick network test before letting you play Steam games on Android. 

READ: The 10 best Steam games

If you have an iPhone, you must download Steam Link on the Apple App Store. Besides that, follow the steps for Android to start playing games on your device.

You may play with touchscreen controls or a third-party controller. Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device and pair it with your controller. 

Android Police says Steam supports Xbox controllers natively, so it will map buttons based on them. You might need to remap buttons if you’re used to PS4 controllers. 

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TOPICS: app, Mobile games, Steam
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