Steam’s in-home remote play app, Steam Linkis finally available for Mac, giving gamers even more control over where and how they play Steam games. Steam Link allows you to stream gameplay from your computer to another device connected to your home network, such as a computer. B. Android phones, iPhones, a secondary PC connected to a TV, and now a Mac or MacBook.
Note that this is not a cloud streaming service like Stadia. So the performance of a game depends on the hardware of your PC and the strength of your internet connection at home. This also means that Steam Link will only play games that you already own on Steam and that are also compatible with the app.
Most Steam Link compatible titles require a controller, although some keyboard and mouse dependent games will work as well. However, the app clearly identifies which games will work with Steam Link so you don’t have to make any guesses to find something to play with.
If you don’t have those notes in the way, here’s how to set up Steam Link on Mac:
- Download Steam Link from the macOS App Store.
- Open Steam on your PC.
- Make sure your PC and Mac are connected to the same network.
- Open Steam Link on your Mac and click “Getting started.”
- Follow the on-screen instructions to pair a controller for remote playback if you haven’t already, or click “Skip” if you use a different input device.
- Steam Link will search your network for your PC. As soon as it appears, click the device name in the list.
- A PIN is displayed on the host PC’s screen. Enter this number in your Mac device’s dialog box to pair the devices.
- Wait for the devices to sync and Steam will then test your connection. If your network strength passes the test, click “Play Now” to open your PC’s Steam Library on your Mac.
- Select a game from the list to start playing (the game must be installed on your host PC).
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