This free app lets you play Overwatch on your Android, Apple, or Windows phone

This free app lets you play Overwatch on your Android, Apple, or Windows phone
We know you want to play Overwatch on your phone, because we want to, too! Problem is, there really isn't any game on mobile that compares to Blizzard's colorful team multiplayer shooter – at least to our knowledge.

While we're waiting for Gameloft or some unscrupulous East game studio to produce an enjoyable Overwatch clone, we found a very interesting solution to having the real deal run on your Android, Apple, or Windows phone, tablet, or even TV. As with all things in life, there's a good side and a bad side to it.

The good? If you do it right, it works like a champ! Check out this video:



The bad? You still need a PC (Win, Mac, Linux). And really good Wi-Fi. And some time to setup a clever app called Remotr on both your phone and computer.

Remotr streams your video games from a server app you install on the computer, and lets you play with fully customizable touchscreen controls if you don't want to set up a gamepad. It's pretty brilliant, and also free!

Get Remotr for Android | iPhone | Windows


To get started, grab the Remotr app for your device and install the Remotr Streamer app from remotrapp.com on your computer. It will automatically detect your Steam, Origin, EA, Blizzard, and Glyph games. It also comes with touchscreen control presets for many popular games that you can modify to taste.

All you gots to do now is create a Remotr account and connect the mobile app to the PC app. It's a straightforward process without any real need for explanation. Though if you have any problems, simply look up some tutorials on YouTube – there are plenty. Happy fragging!

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10 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Currently, only Windows will run the streaming side. Mac and Linux streamers are still under development.

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Mac and Linux dont support 1/10 of the amount of games on PC so its not really an issue.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Mac has boot camp ;)

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I wonder how a 100 pound chick can carry a rifle that seems to weigh 50+ pounds...? Video games, Ha! I remember when I first played a video game on The Super Nintendo called "The Clock Tower", a Japanese game, back in early 90s... If you're a sensitive man then you won't be able to sleep peacefully after playing it... And then... Years later... I played The Silent Hill 1 & 2 for Playstation Original & Playstation 2 respectively... If you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a ruthless serial killer and/or a murderer who killed a member of his own family, play Silent Hill 2... Now that's REAL video gaming, lads...! (P.S I'm not as old as you might think...) G'Day!

9. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Not much different than a 140LB boy carrying a 90LB jackhammer all day. (That was me in my teens) heavy f***er it was. Real life, eh? I remember when Silent Hill came out, it was a very disturbing game indeed, much worse than Resident Evil 2 to me because it was so much darker and somehow plausible. Some sick people out there writing these stories I tell you...

3. whatev

Posts: 2332; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Why would I want to stream overwatch on a tablet or phone when I could use a better screen on my pc or laptop that I'd actually need to have to do this? It doesn't make any sense in my opinion

5. peace247 unregistered

First world problems

6. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Humm lets see.. My laptop is a first gen i7 for laptop with 12 gb of ram and a nvidia gtx 680. My desktop is a fourth gen i7 with 24 gb of ram and a nvidia titan. Laptop cant run newer game at max setting. Desktop can. Got a 120 mb down / 60 mb up connection for internet. Streaming the game to my LG G5 using LTE or high speed wifi at work. Can play my pc game when i am on lunch break. Make all the sense in the world.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I use Nvidia Gamestream and have a second dedicated Game PC (which doesn't need ultra top specs) to stream to my Shield Pros and Tablet. I'm not always in the mood to go to the Game PC room, so now I can game anywhere in the house. I rarely play FPS using Gamestream usually games optimized for gamepads.

10. JohanP

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 04, 2017

Great apps thanks

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