Earlier this month Valve announced that it would be releasing a new app called Steam Link allowing you to play PC games on your mobile device. Steam Link was promised to land by the end of May and now the Steam Link beta is available via Google Play.
The app does exactly what was promised; it allows you to stream PC games via Steam if the smartphone is connected to a PC close by over a 5GHz WiFi network. The PC also must be connected directly to your router via an Ethernet cable. Steam Link won’t function over an LTE connection, which means no streamed PC games from across town.
Controlling the games on your mobile device can be accomplished with the Steam Controller or to other Bluetooth controllers such as the Xbox One controller. However, the full list of supported controllers hasn’t been released at this time. Valve Link will work with Android TV devices assuming they are attached to the same router as the PC used for game streaming.
App Link will support games at 4K and 60 FPS, but the standard quality for most games streamed with the app will be 1080p quality. The original announcement also talked about an iOS version, but there is no indication of when that app might hit the App Store. You can download the Android version of the app right here.