Steam’s Android app hints at non-gaming software delivery

Monday, 16th July 2012 13:12 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Steam’s Android app has been snapped listing categories from photo editing to accounting, as seen on The Verge. Gabe’s been talking about adding non-game stuff to Steam for at least four years – I asked him about it at Games Convention in 2008, I think, and he said it was on the cards – so don’t be too shocked. The “Genre” section of the app’s index also lists education and software training, with a total of ten additional categories over those shown in the Steam desktop client. Valve’s made no comment as yet.



  1. Sorvin

    That’s something I definitely would like to see. It’s so often that you get some comic or behind the scenes book (not to mention soundtracks) which I would love to be able to view on my tablet/smartphone.
    Something like Indie Game The Movie and the PC Gamer app would be cool to have on the go.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    If Steam auto-updates the non-game software like it does for game software then I’d definitely back such a proposition.

    One of the things I loved about Ubuntu/Linux was the package manager. A single piece of software that keeps everything on your computer up-to-date without having a dozen different update polling packages running in memory or having to endure updates on software launch.

    I had rather hoped Microsoft would do something about it themselves, but that would probably make for too good of a customer experience for them.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DarkElfa

    Steam for the PC should offer movies. You buy them through Steam and they’re always there for you to DL and play through there anytime.

    #3 2 years ago

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