The Steam Link App Receives a Linux Version

The possibility of sharing your favorite games via Steam has just been expanded. Valve’s gaming platform offers a great chance if you want to share games with the Steam Link app you have installed on the same local network: the release of the Linux version for the app, according to The Verge.

Linux fans out there will surely be delighted about the news, as a significant part of them believe that their favorite operating system is superior to Windows. We must confirm that they are justified to believe so, although Windows still has the upper-hand in some areas.

64-bit x86 Linux systems now have the Steam Link app

The Steam Link app is also available for Android, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. The Google Play page of the app is pretty straightforward:

The Steam Link app brings desktop gaming to your Android device. Just pair a Bluetooth controller or Steam Controller to your device, connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing your existing Steam games.

If you’re aiming for the best performance possible with Android TV, there are simple ways to gain it while using the Steam Link app. You can connect the TV to the router using Ethernet, or you can connect the computer to the router by always using Ethernet.

As for the best performance possible via Steam Link using phones and tablets, there are also several simple things that you must take into account. You can keep the Android device at a reasonable distance from your router. You can connect the computer to your 5GHz WiFi router by using Ethernet. Last but not least, you can connect the Android device with the 5GHz band of the WiFi network.

There are about 9000 games on Steam, and many of them are free.


Cristian Antonescu
Cristian is in love with technology, as are many of us. He has a vast experience as a content writer in the field. He's involved especially in the hardware area, where he covers the latest news regarding smartphones, laptops, PC components, and so on.