Steamlink Allows for Couch Co-Op to Multiple Devices
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Steamlink Allows for Couch Co-Op to Multiple Devices

Making couch co-op online-like

The Steam client is constantly getting updated, and with it, usually comes updates to the related services. The latest update to the Steam client provides enhancements for those folks that have a Steam Link in their home, or more specifically, have two.

  • You can play local co-op by streaming to multiple devices simultaneously (high quality 5 GHz WiFi network required)
  • You can use your Android phone as a touch controller for games by tapping to disable audio and video in the Steam Link app 

What this means is any game that only supports couch co-op can now be streamed to multiple TVs with the Steam Link combined with extra controller options like the Android phone extensibility. 

We aren't quite sure WHY you'd want to do this yet, perhaps you've screwed up one too many times in For the King and are tired of taking a few punches to the shoulder while sitting next to your roommate. But perhaps this is a precursor to something even better, allowing games that only support couch co-op to work over the internet to play with friends. Something like an app like Parsec supports, but built natively into Steam. 

Source: Store.steampowered.com

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