The latest Steam client update brought a number of improvements to the Remote Play feature. The update will allow users to play the games they want to play with their friends with a URL invitation. This means that even players without a Steam account can join invitations.
Valve described this feature in its update notes as follows:
“There are thousands of games on Steam that you can share online with friends and family members. Enter one of your Remote Play Together games with local multiplayer support. Then go to your friends list and copy the sharing link for your game, send it to anyone you want and start playing together.”
What is Remote Play Together?
Remote Play Together is a Steam service that allows you to play your local multiplayer games with friends online for free. Thanks to Remote Play, only one player can install and run the game. When you use Remote Play Together, audio, video, and voice chat are broadcast to players who connect to your game. Connected players use their own controllers. You can even share control of your keyboard and mouse with your friends if you want.
By the way, don’t worry, your friends will only be shown the game. They don’t have access to desktops or other sections and can’t see them. It’s up to you to share or limit control of your keyboard and mouse.