Valve launches its own Steam Link app for macOS this week. The app allows Steam users to stream games from a PC to devices with the Steam Link app installed. While the Steam macOS app has already offered streaming, MacRumors points out that this lightweight Steam Link app is only 30 MB in size from the Mac App Store compared to the entire Steam app, which requires 1 GB of storage.
Steam Link will be useful on Macs, especially as it’s rare to see major AAA games debut on macOS. Mac users usually need to boot Windows twice, use virtualization apps or Steam games from a PC to access most of the latest titles.
Steam Link launch on macOS follows a Linux version of the app earlier this month, and that now means Steam Link is available on macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and Raspberry Pi. All you need to do is download the Steam Link app, connect your device with a compatible controller, and connect to a PC over your local network to stream PC games.
Valve also launched a major update to the Remote Play Together feature earlier this month, allowing Steam users to stream local multiplayer games with friends over the Internet.