How to Stream Your PC Games to Android with Steam Link

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2024 by

Are you tired of being confined to your PC when playing your favorite games? With the Steam Link app, you can now stream your PC games to your Android device and play them on the go. This revolutionary app allows you to access your entire Steam library and play your games on your Android phone or tablet. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of setting up Steam Link on your Android device and streaming your PC games.

Setting Up Steam Link

Before you can start streaming your PC games, you will need to download and set up the Steam Link app on your Android device. The app is available for free on the Google Play Store. Once you have downloaded the app, open it and follow the on-screen instructions to connect it to your PC. Make sure your PC and Android device are on the same network for a smooth streaming experience.

Configuring Your PC

To ensure a seamless streaming experience, you will need to configure your PC settings. First, make sure your PC is connected to your router via an Ethernet cable for a stable connection. Next, open Steam on your PC and go to the Settings menu. Under the In-Home Streaming tab, make sure the “Enable streaming” option is checked. You can also adjust the streaming quality and other settings to your preference.

Streaming Your Games

Once you have set up Steam Link and configured your PC, you are ready to start streaming your games. Open the Steam Link app on your Android device and select your PC from the list of available devices. You will then be prompted to enter a PIN displayed on your PC to establish a connection. Once connected, you will see your entire Steam library on your Android device. Simply select the game you want to play and start streaming.

Using a Controller

While you can use the touch controls on your Android device to play your games, it is recommended to use a controller for a better gaming experience. Steam Link supports a variety of controllers, including the Steam Controller, Xbox One controller, and PlayStation 4 controller. Simply connect your controller to your Android device via Bluetooth or USB and it will automatically be detected by Steam Link.

Roku and LG TV Support

In addition to streaming to your Android device, Steam Link also supports streaming to Roku and LG TVs. To stream to your Roku, you will need to download the Steam Link app from the Roku Channel Store and follow the on-screen instructions to connect it to your PC. For LG TVs, you can download the Steam Link app from the LG Content Store and connect it to your PC in the same way.

With Steam Link, you can now enjoy your PC games on your Android device, Roku, or LG TV. Say goodbye to being confined to your PC and hello to gaming on the go. Have you tried Steam Link yet? Let us know in the comments.

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