For gaming aficionados, there is good news. The much-awaited Steam Link app has finally hit the App Store. What makes it so exciting is that it lets you connect to and stream all the cool Steam games from computer to the iOS device.
Valve boasts that the app offers desktop-class gaming experience on the iOS device. Considering the hype, it makes sense to create a hands-on guide about setting up Steam Link on iPhone and Apple TV.
But before taking a long dive into gaming, you’ve got to take care of essential requirements:
First and foremost, you must have a top-notch game controller. If you don’t have one right now, I would suggest you try out SteelSeries Nimbus. It’s power-packed and sports an ergonomic design so that you can effortlessly get on top of your high-octane games.
Besides, it comes with a handy menu button that makes navigation pretty easy. To find out more options, head over to this roundup:
- Your Mac, Windows or Linux PC must have Steam installed.
- Your iPhone or iPad must be running iOS 10 or later.
- Make sure your iOS device and computer are on the same local network.
How to Set Up Steam Link on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
One more thing, in this following guide, we are going to focus the steps pertaining to iOS device. However, you can follow the same route to get the app ready on your Apple TV as well. Now that pep talk is over, let’s get started!
Step #2. Now, launch the Steam app on your computer. (If you don’t have Steam account, you will have to create one. If you already have, you need to log in.)
Step #3. Next, click on the picture icon at the top-right of the screen.
Step #4. Open Steam Link app on your iOS device and hit the Connect Bluetooth controller button on the screen.
Step #5. Next up, you have to follow the instructions as per your game controller to connect and pair it to your iOS device.
Step #6. Now, select the computer to which you want to stream games.
Next, you will receive a code on your iOS device. You need to enter this code in the Steam launcher on your computer.
Step #7. After the app and computer have been connected, a screen will appear with connection status. Now, all you need to do is just hit the Start Playing option. Then, you know pretty well what you’ve got to do, don’t you? Keep smashing targets and scoring high by decimating all the challenges coming your way. Best of luck!
There you go!
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