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Steam Link app allows users to stream games on Android and iOS devices

Valve will release two new apps allowing users to stream games and movies on their phones and tablets.

In a press release today, Valve announced Steam Link and Steam Video apps would be released in the coming weeks.

The Steam Link app, slated to launch the week of May 21, allows users to stream their Steam library of games on Android and iOS-based devices.

This can be enabled by connecting a 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet to the Mac or PC host system, and then the content can be streamed to mobile, tablet, TV or Apple TV. Android access will initially be offered in beta.

The Steam Link App will feature support for the Steam Controller, MFI controllers, and more across both platforms.

Linux and SteamOS are also supported, per Ars Technica, along with keyboard, mouse controls and other compatible controllers.

Later this summer, the Steam Video app is targeted for release, allowing users to stream movies and shows available on Steam directly to their Android and iOS devices over Wi-Fi or LTE.

It will offer the ability to view content in both offline and streaming modes.

Once Valve provides more information on the Steam Link and Steam Video apps we'll let you know.

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