How can you play PC games on iPad with Steam Link?

Steam Link App for iPad

You can easily stream and enjoy PC games on your iPad. There are many third party apps that help you in playing your desktop games on iPad. One such is Steam Link and you can play nearly any Steam game on your iPad. The only thing you need to remember is that your both devices must be on the same network and connected through Ethernet or 5GHz Wi-Fi. Valve’s official Steam controller is also able to be paired directly with your, iPad to control those games.

What you need is then a PC with the version of Steam running plus, iPad or Apple TV with the Steam Link app installed. You don’t need a controller for every game. On some, touch controls can be acceptable, but it is a much better experience using an actual controller over the touch screen. 

In the Steam Link app, a summary screen let you know that you were successfully connected to iPad. Then all you need is a tap or click on Start playing button to play the game.

How to get Steam Link app on your iPad?

Steam Link App games on your iPad

To get the Steam Link app on your iPad click on the link below

Just pair an MFI or Steam controller to your device, connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing your existing Steam games.

You need to use iPad iOS 11.0 or higher and must be on the same local network as the computer running Steam

For best performance you can connect  your iOS device to the 5GHz band of your WiFi network and keep your iOS device within a reasonable range of your router

Other third party apps to play PC games on iPad

Steam Link app games to stream on iPad

One such third party app to play PC game son iOS tablet is Moonlight.  If you have a mid to high end graphics card from NVIDIA in your PC, your software came with an experience called GameStream. This service allows you to stream games from your PC to a supported device, and generally speaking it works very well. Because the service already exists as a part of your graphics card, there are no additional apps to install on your PC. As iPad, is not technically GameStream supported by NVIDIA Moonlight app can be used to log in to GameStream, and play games.

If your game doesn’t support GameStream, and GPU is not made by NVIDIA, then to stream games on your iPad you can use another third party app called Remotr. This app will allow you to stream basically anything from your PC, and gives you a nice set of virtual joysticks on the screen to emulate a gamepad while you play. Best of all, you have control over where those joysticks and all of the other buttons live. This makes creating more customized setup a lot easier, and makes playing on iPad a bit easier.

Note that to make this work, you need to first install Remotr on your PC and set it up for gaming remotely. This app created a “host” server for the Remotr app on your iPad to connect to. Unlike some remote streaming apps, Remotr gives you a nice visual interface for launching games instead of making you use the icons on your PC Desktop through what is undoubtedly a much smaller display. After you have it set up the way you want, you can launch a game and start playing right from your iPad.

Finally the best say is of Steam Link that lets you stream your Steam games from your Mac or PC to another screen in your home on Apple Tv, iPhone or iPad. All the games you’ve purchased through Steam are compatible with Steam Link. This is a great way to enjoy your favorite desktop titles almost anywhere on your iPad.