07. Cross-Platform

Steam now on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

2019-05-21 07:28 #0 by: Niklas

With Steam Link you can play the Steam games from your gaming computer on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. You need a controller.

The app is free:

» ‎Steam Link on the App Store

» Steam Link

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2019-05-21 23:17 #1 by: Leia

Sorry I'm a little confused? Are there free games on the Steam link or do you need the games on a different device already? 

All the best, Leia

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2019-05-22 09:12 #2 by: Niklas

You need the games on the computer you connect your device to.

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2019-05-22 22:57 #3 by: jordan

Interesting. How is the latency? Does it use the power of your PC or your Apple device?

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2019-05-23 08:12 #4 by: Niklas

I haven't used it myself. It has a 4.7/5 rating in the App Store which is very high. That suggests there aren’t any big latency problems.

My guess about the power use question is that it uses the PC power for most of the gameplay but the device for rendering. That way they send the least amount of information between the two which I think reduces lag.

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2019-05-23 08:21 #5 by: Niklas

I wonder if use of the computing power of both devices could make the games faster. I’m thinking that the PC wouldn’t have to render the images and the iPad or iPhone would only render the images.

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2019-06-01 15:46 #6 by: jordan

#5 As long as the bulk of the processing is done PC side I reckon it could make it a little quicker!

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