Today, Valve announced that their Steam app for Android and iOS is now in the beta phase of testing. With this app you are able to just about everything you can with the computer-based version of the program, minus the ability to play Steam games. So you’ll have the ability to message friends, see what those friends are playing, check out screenshots and so on all on your mobile device.
Gabe Newell,co-founder and president of Valve, made the following statement regarding the upcoming app:
“The Steam app comes from many direct requests from our customers. 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.”
If you’d like to join the beta, then simply download the app and wait to be added to the list of closed beta participants.