Steam offers thousands of games you can share with friends and family to play together online. Discover the best of them in our Remote Play Together Sale & Livestreams, now through Monday March 29th at 10am Pacific. Watch today's livestreaming marathon to witness Remote Play Together in action, and even join our livestreamed games when we share links in chat on Steam, YouTube, and Twitch.
Yes, links! New to Steam's Remote Play Together titles, you can now invite anyone to join your local multiplayer game with just a URL! Up to four players can instantly join in the fun. Only the host needs to own and install the game, while additional players can now connect through Steam Remote Play streaming technology using Steam or the lightweight Steam Link app. No account is needed to join your game from Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS or Android devices.
You want details? Here's the drill:
Jump into any of [url]your own Remote Play Together games[/url] with local multiplayer support, or shop for new ones featuring hundreds of discounts all weekend long. Then, grab a link to your game from the Friends list and send it to anyone however you like.
Your Lucky Friend
Once your friend receives your link, they'll be invited to install and run the Steam Link app, if they don't already have it or the Steam desktop app installed. A USB gaming controller will be handy for those joining on a computer. No controller? You can grant your friend access to share control of your keyboard and/or mouse. On a phone or tablet, the touch screen can be used.
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Now you're playing together! Simply repeat these steps to invite more friends. You can also form a Steam Chat room for those on Steam, or use your favorite video or voice app to communicate while you play.
Yes, there's more. Read on for a full run down on all the ways you can make use of Remote Play in your own collection of games.