What is Steam on the PC?
About Steam Software Platform
You may have wondered what is Steam on the PC? Well, it is simply a software platform for gamers. Basically, you purchase games using your PC Steam account. A huge variety of games are available in steams cloud-based gaming library. Steams most notable feature is that games can be played using any PC device, as it can directly access your steam account via the internet. This also solves the problem of gamers clogging up their onboard PC storage.
Where to Begin with Steam
- Download Steam “engine” application for your PC.
- Create a Steam account.
- Once you have created an account, you will then have access to the full library of software, games and forums.
About Steam Link Hardware
If you have steam on the PC, then you may want to buy something called steam link. Steam link is roughly the size of a card deck. It plugs into your PC network and TV, and allow you to stream games from your PC to TV. It is able to steam in 1080p at 60hz. The platform also allows you to use controllers for your games. Please note, if you are thinking of getting steam link, it must be connected to the Internet via wire, rather than wireless.
What is Included with Steam Link
- HDMI Out
- 100mbs Ethernet
- 3 USB2.0 ports
- Power input
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wireless AC
- Can work with a variety of inputs such as a keyboard and mouse. It even accepts xbox and playstation controllers if set up correctly.