Steam’s mobile app has big changes on the way.
You might not know Steam even has a mobile app, but as it turns out, it does. Obviously, you can’t download games to your phone from there, but you can keep tabs on your Steam profile and friends. Now, though, it’s getting a little bit better with the addition of several new features.
While the Steam Mobile app used to be pretty barebones, this new update has a few new features. One of them is a redesign of the Library view, where you can see your games and even initiate a remote download — that way, if you’re on the go, you can remotely download games and have them ready by the time you’re home.
You can also search and buy games right from your phone, and the app will also send you notifications whenever a game in your wishlist gets discounted. With these two features combined, you’ll be able to hop on a deal immediately, even if you’re away from your gaming PC.
We also have some security additions. These include QR code sign-in, letting you log into your Steam account by scanning a QR code with your phone, and two-factor authentication to ensure no one but you can access your account. You can also confirm, or deny, login attempts using your mobile app.