Steam already offers its users the ability to stream their games to their smartphone using the Steam Link app, but if you're not interested in the Steam ecosystem, there's a new option for you. Samsung has released the first beta version of its PlayGalaxy Link app, as spotted by Android Police. The service was first announced during the Note10 event last month, but it's officially available now - as long as you're in the United States or South Korea.
To use the PlayGalaxy Link service, you'll need to install the PC app from here, as well as the smartphone app from the Galaxy Store, though only on the Note10 and Note10+ for now. Samsung says more devices will be supported soon. The app also requires Android Pie or newer. The PC app has a whole list of requirements, according to the website. Here's the list:
|CPU||Intel Core i5 or higher|
|GPU||NVIDIA GPU NVIDIA GTX 1060 or higher, AMD Radeon RX 550 or higher|
|Access Point||Gigabit router|
When you install the PC app, it'll automatically detect games you have installed, but you can also add them manually if it misses something. Then, you can use the smartphone app to find your PC to start streaming games. Samsung doesn't mention any restrictions on what games can be played.
In terms of features, the PlayGalaxy Link app lets you stream games regardless of whether your phone is using Wi-Fi or 4G/5G, and it even has a Wake on LAN feature so you can use your phone to wake up your computer and start playing. The app also supports Bluetooth controllers, which you'll probably want to play any kind of PC game. Samsung recommends the glap controller, which is optimized for Galaxy phones.