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Steam Mobile App now in Beta for Android, iOS

While there are a few 3rd Party-apps that allow you to interact with Steam in one way or another (for both Android and iOS), nothing really beats an official app (unless you’re talking about the crappy official Facebook App on Android).  Steam has just unveiled their mobile app that will allow you to access the Steam store, view Steam community profiles, chat with Steam friends, view screenshots, and catch up on Steam’s news feed, etc.

Yes.  The app is currently in beta an the first time you sign-up you’ll likely get this error:

Bummer.  One more caveat is that if you have Steam Guard active, you’ll have to authorize your phone by entering the authorization code the first time you connect to Steam using the app — which will end up in the screen above because, hey, what are the chances that you’re already in the Beta?

Gabe Newell had this to say:

“Seeing which of your friends are online and playing a game, sending quick messages, looking at screenshots for an upcoming game, or catching a sale – these are all features customers have requested. Mobile is changing way people interact, play games and consume media, and the Steam app is part of our commitment to meet customer demands and expand the service functionality of Steam to make it richer and more accessible for everyone”

While I’m a bit disappointed that the current beta is closed and by invite only, I can’t help but applaud Valve for finally addressing the need for a way for gamers to use Steam using their smartphones.  Now, if they’ll just allow my Steam account into the Beta..

source Steam

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