Valve Launches Mobile Steam App
Browse community groups, view screens and read news on the go.
Valve's Steam service dates back to 2002, so it's a bit of a surprise the developer just got around to releasing an app for iOS and Android, but as some folks say, better late than never.
The free download (free if you already have a Steam account), lets you chat with friends, view user profiles and community groups, check out screens, user-generated content and read news while spying the latest sales.
"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 join the beta, download the Steam app, log in with your account and express interest. Nature should take its course.