Steam: Remote Play Together can also be used with friends without an account

Steam: Remote Play Together can also be used with friends without an account


Today Valve released a new update of the Steam client beta, which introduces a very interesting new feature: the ability to use Remote Play Together even with friends who do not have a Steam account. Here's the official explanation from Valve.

"To try out this new feature, log into the beta version of the Steam client. Once the update is done, you will find a" Copy Link "button in the Friends list every time you play to one of the thousands of games that support Steam Remote Play Together. To quickly access your games that support Remote Play Together, click on the advanced filtering options in your Library, then select "Remote Play Together" in the Features section. You can also create a dynamic collection with the Save button. "

" When you are ready to play, start the game, then grab the invite link from the friends list in the Steam overlay. Send it to friends on Windows, iOS, Android or Raspberry Pi: they can click on the invitation and join in the fun. " It is then explained that only one person without an account can join Remote Play Together: the others will have to be invited on a regular basis via a right click from the Friends List.

"Players with a controller can immediately join in the fun. If you are the host of the session and have a controller, you can decide to leave the mouse and keyboard control to a player connected remotely via the Steam Overlay. "

If you want to know how to access the beta version of Steam , you can find all the information at this address. Finally, we would like to point out that the Xbox controller is the most used by PC players on the Valve platform.


Steam’s multiplayer game streaming now works with friends without Steam accounts

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Steam’s Remote Play Together feature, which lets you stream local multiplayer games with friends over the internet, will no longer require every player to have a Steam account. The new functionality, which is currently in beta, lets Steam users invite a friend to their game with a link, after which they’ll be prompted to install the Steam Link app if they don’t have it already.

There are limits to the new feature. Games will need to already support the Remote Play Together feature for it to work (there are filtering options to find these titles), and only one friend without a Steam account can join a multiplayer session. If you want to add more, they’ll need to have accounts.

To try the feature out, head to your friends list in the Steam overlay while playing a Remote Play Together-compatible title and click the “Copy Link” button. Steam says you’re able to send links to friends to play on Windows, Android, iOS, or even Raspberry Pi devices.