Valve brings official Steam app to Android Market
Steam – the ever popular downloadable PC games shop – has finally made its way onto the Android Market, free for Android phones and tablets, letting gamers indulge in many of the features found on the desktop version.
The app is free to download onto Android devices, however your Steam account will need to be part of the current beta to log-in and access your stuff. This initial release is something of a closed shop but hopefully it will be available to the general public soon.
Valve’s one-stop PC shop on Android brings many of the core features already used by millions to mobile. These include social features such as being able to interact with your Steam community by chatting with friends, browse other community groups and user profiles and, of course, catch those famous Steam sales.
Users can purchase new and discounted games directly from their Android phone more easily than in the past when using a mobile web browser. In-app the process is quicker.
Again, the real downside is that your Steam account will need to be part of the beta, and nowhere in the description up on the Android Market is this mentioned. That’s a heads-up for anyone not in the beta – you will be refused entry. Here’s hoping for a swift removal of the restrictions.