Question about steam games


#1

I have a question, Can you play steam games on a mobile phone? I found the app for Google and saw a couple of games I might actually enjoy but I am very hesitant to buy them because I am not sure it’s for desktop only. Another question if I may, are all choice of games/Hosted games available on all platforms or are there some only for certain platforms? Any input would be appreciated.


#2

Almost all CoG and HG titles are available on Google Play, the App Store and Amazon. I think all CoG titles are available on Steam, and also some HG titles are available on Steam.

If you want a CoG/HG game on your phone, I recommend downloading it on either the App Store or Google Play :blush:


#3

Steam mobile only used to browse steam catalog on the road or to get mobile authenticator.

AFAIK, Steam doesn’t have any mobile games.


#4

To add on to the post above, Googling™ would probably show you this:

Not sure if it’s available now, but hm. I didn’t look too far on it, so correct me if I’m wrong.

Edit 2: Oh, the app is free of charge (?). I still don’t know much about the subject, so probably do that research yourself. I think it’s still on beta, though? It’s new.


#5

I don’t think Steam Link will necessarily lets you play Dota on your Apple. IMO it’s more like “your phone as the I/O device, your computer as the processing hardware,” meaning that you’re playing a PC games, but you can use your phone instead of mouse & keyboard.


#6

I think you got it right, it seems like that to me too. Still, I learned something new today, I never knew Steam Link existed. :thinking: You learn something new everyday…

Not that I’d know how well it would go for CoG/HG games, if it were fully functionable. All in all, Steam still seems limited to PC games…


#7

Thank you for your input it was very helpful.


#8

The Steam Link app lets you stream the games from your PC to your device. The game will be running entirely on your PC, and so you’ll need a PC capable of running it, but you can use your phone as the screen from elsewhere in the house. You also need a Bluetooth controller. It doesn’t add touchscreen controls to games that don’t have them.