Steam Releases Mobile App For Android And iOS

Valve's popular cloud-based PC gaming platform Steam will now be accessible from your iOS and Android-based mobile phone, according to a press release sent out today by Valve.

The app is currently available, though the service itself is in closed beta. From the press release:

With the Steam app, gamers around the world may chat with Steam friends, browse community groups and user profiles, view screenshots and user-generated content for their favourite games, read the latest gaming news, stay up to date on unbeatable Steam sales, and more.

"The Steam app comes from many direct requests from our customers," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "Seeing which of your friends are online and playing a game, sending quick messages, looking at screenshots for an upcoming game, or catching a sale - these are all features customers have requested. Mobile is changing way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone."

To be considered for inclusion in the beta, users should log into their steam account from the app, which is available for free via the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. Valve says that more and more users will be signed up for the beta as time passes.

Finally, we can blow tons of cash on Steam sales from the bus!


    No WP7, shame...

      No WP7 :[

      'Yeah why don't you just buy a Mac'
      'Ummm, throw it out an get a Mac'
      'Your problem is you're using Windows'

      I never get to be on this side! Mac release before Windows. yeow.

    Gah, and here I was hoping that we'd be able to buy a game on Steam, and if it had both PC and mobile versions, we could use both. Disappointed.

    Can anyone else find this on the Android Market? Can only see the usualy third party Steam apps. Guessing it's not on our store atm.

      Yeah I cant find it either right now, it will probably be there in a couple or days or less.

      It is on both Australian stores, just it'll be drowned out by the other 'steam' or 'valve' results when you search, so you will have to scroll down a bit to find it.

        Thanks! Found it - if anyone's having trouble, I searched for 'valve corporation' and that narrowed it down. Although apparently my account is not part of the beta, and more invites will be sent shortly. Bugger. Although my Steam account is registered for beta, but maybe that's only the PC client.

    Nice, will finally be able chat to Steam friends away from my PC.

      I wish i could. WP7 user here...

    It would be awesome if they started selling mobile games. Finding something good on Android Market can be pretty hard.

    I used the link in the article. Worked fine for me.

    valve charging ahead as usual... lol anyone know if you can make purchases on it?

    shut up and take my money
    *throws money at ipod*

    I am able to login to Steam using the app today.
    I wasn't notified that I was added to the beta.

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