Valve has announced that it is expanding its Steam Link streaming function in great ways with Steam Link Anywhere, a new service that will allow you to transmit your Steam games from your PC to anywhere in the world via Steam Link Hardware or the Steam application Link.
This is a big change from the current Steam Link app, allowing users to play games only in their own homes. This new expansion makes Steam Link a much more powerful feature – combined with the Android app (unfortunately the iOS app is still blocked by Apple), Steam Link Anywhere in theory will allow users to play games from their PCs to play anywhere, where they have internet service.
According to Valve, Steam Link Anywhere is in early beta, but users can now try it out by downloading the new Steam Link beta build 688 on its computer games, the company says the only requirements for Steam Link Anywhere are a good host-to-upload connection and a good network connection for the device you're playing. Only Android, Raspberry Pi and Discontinued Steam Link hardware work with Steam Link Anywhere, but it's easy to imagine that Steam can add a similar PC-to-PC streaming feature as it already offers. home Steam Link.
The announcement time is also significant: Steam is pitching a game streaming flag right before GDC 201
Google is not the only competitor Steam has here: Microsoft has just released a new home game for streaming from PC to Xbox console, which resembles the existing Steam Link functionality. Microsoft's upcoming xCloud streaming service seems ready to challenge both Steam and Google in the wider game streaming space.