Samsung's custom Steam Link for Galaxy app won't let you game without a controller

Samsung's custom Steam Link for Galaxy app won't let you game without a controller
Steam Link, the app that allows users to stream games from their Steam library to mobile devices as well as TVs, appeared for Android back in May, and is being heavily negotiated to arrive for iOS devices as well.

Samsung, however, decided to take things in its own hands, as it took the Steam Link app for a spin, and didn't like what it saw. Long story short, Samsung went Steve Jobs on the Steam Link app to fix what it deemed a dysfunctional interface and has now introduced the overhauled visuals as exclusive to its Galaxy Apps store.

The aptly-named Steam Link for Galaxy simplifies the launch screen and doesn't let you go further than that if you don't connect a Bluetooth game controller to the tablet or phone you want to get jiggy with. We don't blame Samsung, any streaming game service should set this as a requirement, as navigating those on the touchscreen would otherwise be nigh impossible. 

Yet, Steam Link doesn't request that at the beginning, leaving users scratching their heads where to begin from with their game sesh. Unless you get the APK file and load it on the side, Steam Link for Galaxy is only available for the all-important US market for now, as well as in Samsung's home turf of South Korea.

source: SamMobile

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6 Comments

1. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Samsung knows gaming on a touchscreen like iPhones is miserable so they’re making sure you do it the right way.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

At this point, I am convinced that you’re an Apple troll pretending to be a Samsung sycophant. Nobody, and I do mean nobody, thinks this is a good idea. Nobody.

4. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The Galaxy Note 8 in my hand says otherwise. Nice try.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You declared that a little too bombastically. Why should I believe you?

6. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ up to you honestly. You’re free to come to Michigan and find out.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7121; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This is a stupid move. If I want to play a game I do not want to have to use a controller, it should be my choice.

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