Steam Link Launches on macOS, Enabling Game Streaming to Mac

Steam Link, which allows users to stream Steam games from a computer to another device, has officially launched on the Mac App Store.

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Steam users have been able to stream games from within the Steam Mac app for sometime. However, with the availability of Steam Link on macOS, users now have the option of choosing a lightweight download (29.8MB) to stream games to their Mac, rather than having to install the Steam app proper, which requires 1GB of drive space.

Steam Link launched on iOS and tvOS in 2019, however, until now it's been unavailable for Mac customers. As spotted by eagle-eyed Reddit users, the Steam Link has been quietly released by Valve on the ‌Mac App Store‌.

The Steam Link app allows you to play your Steam games across all your computers. Just pair an MFI or Steam controller to your Mac, connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing your existing Steam games.

To run Steam Link, users must have a Mac running macOS 10.13 or higher and another Windows, Mac, or Linux computer running Steam. Additionally, both computers must be on the same local network. Steam Link for macOS is available on the Mac App Store.

Top Rated Comments

cutcopypaste Avatar
11 months ago

Could be just as a lightweight alternative: 29.8MB for Steam Link versus 1GB of drive space for Steam proper.
I... Steam client is basically an application installer with a web browser in it. How on earth does it manage to be 1GB?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AttoA Avatar
11 months ago

Call me when they have an AppleTV client.
The phone has been ringing for years...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spyguy10709 Avatar
11 months ago
Steam remote play has been part of the regular Steam client on MacOS for years now... wonder why they feel like this is necessary?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timmyh Avatar
11 months ago
Could be just as a lightweight alternative: 29.8MB for Steam Link versus 1GB of drive space for Steam proper.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nilk Avatar
11 months ago

Call me when they have an AppleTV client.
They have an Apple TV client ('https://apps.apple.com/us/app/steam-link/id1246969117#?platform=appleTV').
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mukiex Avatar
11 months ago

Wow, they really did name their company "Steam" ? It still looks like a typo.
Software's named Steam. Company's named Valve Software.

I did have to double-check after I read that, though. It wouldn't be the first company to rename themselves after their most successful product. See:


* Connecticut Leather Company, better known as CoLeCo
* BlackBerry Limited, originally Research in Motion
* Acorn computers created the Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM, with a very power-efficient CPU
* Beat Games, formerly Hyperbolic Magnetism, the creators of Beat Saber
* Quantum Computer Services, creators of America Online, renamed themselves AOL in 2006
* Unadulterated Food Products created a carbonated apple juice drink called Snapple
* Nippon Kogaku K.K. had a really popular camera brand, Nikon
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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