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Steam App Now Available On iOS and Android

Posted on January 27, 2012 AT 07:05am

THE BUZZ: Valve has announced that a new Steam app is now available on iOS and Android devices.

EGM’s TAKE: Sadly the app doesn’t allow you to play your Steam games on mobiles, but it does allow you to access your account. Via the app you can: browse your library, see online friends, send messages, view profiles and check the steam news feed.

“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.”

The app is currently in Beta, but to get involved all you have to do is download the app and log in with your Steam account. This has a lot of potential over time, the popularity of Valves service will mean a lot of downloads, which could one day lead to Steam opening up a mobile store, allowing the distribution of mobile titles as well as PC.

Are you going to try out the app? Leave your thoughts below.

Source: Steam

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