Steam Link and Steam Video Apps Coming to iOS and Android Soon

Two new apps for mobile devices will allow users to access content from their Steam libraries on the go. Steam Link and Steam Video will release for both iOS and Android, though not at the same time.

Steam Link allows games from your Steam library to be streamed right to your phone, tablet or Smart TV. The devices must be connected via a 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet to a host system in order to work. Steam Link is compatible with the Steam Controller, MFI controllers and more.

The Steam Link app will release for both iOS and Android devices the week of May 21. Steam did not provide a specific date, however releases like this typically happen on Tuesdays.

This app will likely work similarly to the Steam Link box that is already available. The box allows users to stream from their Steam library to any TV. While functionality will likely be similar, performance through the Steam Link app probably will not offer the same 1080p, 60 FPS stats of the Steam Link box. The app seems better suited for games like FTL or visual novels than Far Cry 5 or GTA 5.

The Steam Video app is like the Steam Link app, but offers users access to their collection of movies and TV shows. Steam Video will allow users to watch movies from their collection over Wi-Fi or LTE service, and offers the ability to download and watch offline.

Like Steam Link, iOS and Android versions of Steam Video will be available. Steam has not provided a release date for the Video app, but has confirmed it will be ready for download "later this Summer."

So what do you think? Are you excited to play games from your Steam library on your phone or tablet? Will you buy more videos on Steam now that you can watch them on the go? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.