Steam Remote Play Together now works with people who don't have Steam

Steam Remote Play Together now works with people who don't have Steam

The latest Steam Client Beta lets you invite nearly anyone to play using the Steam Link app.


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In tʜᴇ lᴀᴛest Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ ʙᴇta cʟɪᴇnt ʏᴏᴜ cᴀɴ Remote Pʟᴀʏ Toɢᴇᴛʜᴇr wɪᴛh ᴀɴyᴏɴe, ɴᴏ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ acᴄᴏᴜɴᴛ ɴᴇᴇᴅed, ᴊᴜsᴛ ʙʏ sᴇɴᴅɪɴg tʜᴇm a lɪɴk. Tʜᴇ bʟᴏɢ ᴘᴏsᴛ ᴏᴜᴛlɪɴɪɴg tʜᴇ lᴀᴛest ʙᴇta cʟɪᴇnt ᴜᴘdᴀᴛe sʜᴏᴡs ʏᴏᴜ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴛᴏ opt-ɪɴ ᴛᴏ tʜᴇ ɴᴇᴡ program. Fᴏʀ ᴛʜᴏsᴇ wɪᴛh ɪᴛ ɪɴstᴀʟʟed, ᴡʜɪʟᴇ pʟᴀʏɪɴg a Remote Pʟᴀʏ Toɢᴇᴛʜᴇr ɢᴀᴍᴇ ʏᴏᴜ cᴀɴ simply ʙʀɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ tʜᴇ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏᴠᴇʀʟᴀʏ ᴀɴd grab a lɪɴk ꜰʀᴏᴍ tʜᴇre.

Others can then use that link to join your game. If they don't have Steam on their computer, they'll be given a download for the Steam Link app. You can invite just one person this way, though additional Steam Friends can be invited using the same link or through the Steam friends list as normal.

If you're not familiar, Remote Play Together is a feature on Steam that lets you bring others into local multiplayer and hotseat games even if they're not physically present. It's a godsend for lots of games, especially those hardcore local multiplayer games that are hard to get four people in once place for, or for hotseat on wargames, where multiplayer service is rudimentary or limited.

We're of the opinion that Remote Play Together is one of Steam's best features. The ability to turn a local multiplayer game into an online multiplayer game is powerful—and now you can do it with friends and/or grandparents whose 15 year old potato PC can barely run Steam.

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