We have a mixture of good news and bad news to bring you now. The good news, well actually fantastic news is that Valve has now officially released a Steam application for mobile iOS and Android devices. The bad news, is that it appears to be invite only for the time being meaning that most of you cannot get in.
It has been a long time coming and one of the biggest requests from the Steam community. Gabe Newell and his team have listened though and if you head to the App Store now or Android Market, you’ll see that the Steam Mobile app is now available to download, free of charge.
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According to Valve, the application will allow users to sign into their accounts on the go and send instant messages to other users on their friends list. You can also browse through the vast collection of games in Steam’s library, whether that is checking out some screenshots for a game that you’re interested in, or finding out which games are currently on sale.
Unfortunately though, it appears the app isn’t ready yet for full public use, either that or Valve just doesn’t want everyone joining at the same time. Once you’ve downloaded the app and input your Steam account details, you will probably be greeted with the ‘account not in beta’ message. At the moment, there doesn’t appear to be a solution to this, although Valve mention the following on the app:
”Thank you for your interest in the Steam mobile beta. We’ve made a note of your account and will be sending out more invites shortly”
Hopefully that means that emails will start appearing with some sort of activation process, which will allow users to log in as normal and start using the app. If by chance that you already have complete access to the app, let us know your thoughts on it so far. Does the Steam app suit your requirements or is there some areas of the PC app that have been left out?