Valve reveals that it has expanded Steam Link's streaming game feature in a major way to Steam Link Anywhere, a new service that will allow you to stream your Steam games from your computer to anywhere in the world via the Steam Link hardware or the Steam Link app.
This is a big change from the current Steam Link app, used only to let users stream games within their own homes. This new expansion makes Steam Link a more powerful feature – with the Android app (sadly, the iOS app is still blocked by Apple), Steam Link Anywhere in theory let users stream games from on their PC to play anywhere they have internet service.
According to Valve, Steam Link Anywhere is in early beta, but users can test it by downloading it. download the new Steam Link beta build 688 on their gaming PC. The company claims that the only requirements for Steam Link Anywhere are a great connection to upload for the host computer, and a great network connection for the device you're playing.
Today, only Android, Raspberry Pi, and the Steam Link continues to work on Steam Link Anywhere, but it's easy to imagine that Steam can add similar features for streaming from PC to PC like it is offered at the in-home Steam Link. The timing of the announcement is also important: Steam has planted a flag for game streaming ahead of GDC 201
Google is not the only Steam competitor here, either: Microsoft just showed a new in-home streaming game from the PC to Xbox consoles that looked like a whole the same Steam functionality Link. And the upcoming Microsoft xCloud game streaming service looks poised to challenge both Steam and Google in broader game-streaming space.