Beta testing of Steam‘s Remote Play feature is complete. The feature is now available to all users. Valve introduced the feature through its Steam beta client in late 2019. And last year it released the first update to the feature. With the completion of the beta tests of Steam Remote Play Together (Steam Link), all users will now be able to invite everyone to play, including those without a Steam account.
Of course, guests need the Steam Link app to play games. However, at this point, no registration requirements are required for players. In addition, users will now be able to receive an invitation link when they launch a game that supports the feature. And then he’ll be able to send it to his friends across platforms.
Steam Link is finally running on Mac
Thanks to the new feature, Mac users will no longer have to run the client on other systems. In this way, users will be able to join in the fun thanks to the “Steam Link” app, which also offers a way to transfer games from Mac to other devices.
As 9to5Mac noted, the app was launched a year after it was rejected from the App Store due to Apple’s guidelines prohibiting gaming on iOS. But when the app was approved for iOS and tvOS platforms a year later because it did not have a standalone game library, macOS users could not find games.
Announcing the beta-ending feature on its Twitter account, Steam said, “Use Remote Play Together to invite everyone to join your local multiplayer games with just one link. Join us from March 25th to 29th for discounts on hundreds of Remote Play Together games and live streaming marathons!”
Steam also shared a link where you can find detailed information about the feature. You can visit this address to learn more about the Remote Play feature, where you can invite anyone to your game.
Still, it’s still not possible to stream games from one Mac to other devices, according to one Reddit user.
Finally, let’s note that Valve has released other updates for the Steam client, including the option to stream up to 8K resolution for those with high-resolution displays.
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