Steam Remote Play is a feature that allows you to stream games from your computer to another device, such as a laptop or tablet. While this feature is primarily used for streaming games from your Steam library, it is also possible to stream non-Steam games using Steam Remote Play. In this article, we will discuss how to set up and use Steam Remote Play to stream non-Steam games.
Setting Up Steam Remote Play
Before you can start streaming non-Steam games, you will need to set up Steam Remote Play on both your host computer and the device you want to stream to. To do this, follow these steps:
- On your host computer, open Steam and go to the “Steam” menu in the top left corner.
- Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu.
- In the Settings menu, click on the “Remote Play” tab.
- Check the box next to “Enable Remote Play.”
- On your streaming device, download and install the Steam Link app.
- Once the app is installed, open it and follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your host computer.
Adding Non-Steam Games to Your Library
In order to stream non-Steam games, you will need to add them to your Steam library. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Steam on your host computer.
- Click on the “Games” menu in the top left corner.
- Select “Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library” from the drop-down menu.
- A window will pop up with a list of all the programs on your computer. Select the game you want to add and click “Add Selected Programs.”
- The game will now appear in your Steam library.
Streaming Non-Steam Games
Now that you have set up Steam Remote Play and added your non-Steam game to your library, you are ready to start streaming. Follow these steps to stream your non-Steam game:
- On your streaming device, open the Steam Link app and connect to your host computer.
- In the Steam Link app, navigate to your Steam library and select the non-Steam game you want to stream.
- The game will launch on your host computer and begin streaming to your device.
- You can now use your device as a controller to play the game.
If you encounter any issues while streaming non-Steam games with Steam Remote Play, here are a few troubleshooting tips:
- If you are experiencing lag or poor performance, try lowering the streaming quality in the Steam Link app settings.
- If you are not getting any sound while streaming, make sure the “Enable streaming audio” option is checked in the Steam Remote Play settings on your host computer.
- If you are having trouble connecting to your host computer, make sure both devices are connected to the same network and that your firewall is not blocking the connection.
Parsec vs Steam Remote Play
While Steam Remote Play is a great option for streaming non-Steam games, some users may prefer to use Parsec instead. Parsec offers similar features to Steam Remote Play, but with some additional customization options and the ability to stream to multiple devices at once. Ultimately, the choice between Parsec and Steam Remote Play will depend on your personal preferences and needs.
By following these steps, you can easily set up and use Steam Remote Play to stream non-Steam games. Have you tried streaming non-Steam games with Steam Remote Play? Let us know in the comments.