Nearly two years after its release for iOS and tvOS, the official Steam Link client is finally available to Mac users via the Mac App Store. With Steam Link, Steam players can use a hosted computer to stream and play games on any device.
Back in 2018, Steam Link was rejected in the App Store due to Apple’s policy banning streaming of games on iOS. However, since the app does not offer a standalone library and relies on a computer, the company allowed it in the App Store a year later after working with Valve on an update in accordance with the store’s guidelines.
As noted by users on Reddit, Valve has now quietly released a macOS version of Steam Link. This means that Mac users can now install the app to stream Steam games from another computer, just as was already possible with the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Steam Link is designed to take advantage of the horsepower you already have at home, and stream from your current gaming computer by mirroring the experience to your device. Video and audio data are sent from your computer to Steam Link, while your controller input is sent back in real time. Almost every game that your computer runs can be played on your device using Steam Link.
According to Valve, the app works best over an Ethernet or 5 GHz network connection and requires a Mac running macOS High Sierra 1
Steam Link can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store. For more information on Steam Link, check out Valve’s official website.
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