Steam app for iOS, Android now available to all

Valve's mobile application exits beta stage, now available for all Steam users to download and take on the go.

Gamers can now keep tabs on Valve's Steam network from their mobile phones. Valve today launched the Steam mobile app for the service's 40 million users across the globe.

Gamers can now take Steam with them everywhere they go.

The free Steam application is currently available to download for iOS and Android devices through iTunes and the Android Marketplace, respectively.

The application allows users to chat with their Steam friends, browse community groups and profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content, read news, and make purchases via the Steam store.

With its new mobile app, Valve joins the likes of Bungie, Microsoft, Activision, the Entertainment Software Rating Board, and others in offering an on-the-go dedicated application for its service.

For more on the Steam app, check out GameSpot's video preview of the mobile service, embedded below.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

6 comments
DKant
DKant

That's awesome! I keep scouring the store for deals, and in case this is got push notifications for that kind of stuff, that would just seal it for me. The terms of the App Store though - as in what's allowed and what's not keep getting murkier.

DethSkematik
DethSkematik

I'd like to say that it's not quite a must-have, considering you can access the website from your browser on your phone, but the app does make life easier. I can't see myself actually buying games through my phone, but chatting with friends and accessing your profile makes it worthwhile.

deathstream
deathstream

Seems insignificant, much like the XBL app. Could be useful on rare occasions.

Syk0_k03r
Syk0_k03r

and so begins the death of mobile gaming