Steam Controller gets Bluetooth support for Steam Link mobile gaming

Valve switches on Steam Controller's mobile connection in beta

In a Steam Community post, Valve enabled the ability to add Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity to Steam Controllers, a prerequisite capability in order to leverage the Steam Link app that will be hitting iOS and Android mobile devices in the future. Not only would this support using the game pad in the Steam Link scenario outlined above, it also allows the use of the controller on laptops and tablets without a USB port or when your Steam Controller Wireless Receiver is MIA.

The whole objective of the added functionality is to make it so that the Steam Controller can pair up with smartphones that are running the upcoming Steam Link app, whereby gamers can stream their PC games straight to their smartphone. If you want to switch back to the normal wireless mode, then simply hold down the A key and power on.

This will update your controller and you can now use the Bluetooth on your controller, for PC, Mobile or any other device. Selecting to update your firmware will start the process.

While Android and iOS fans might have a couple of different ways of purchasing games, Steam believes that its able to offer them the best service.

You just can't find your Steam Controller Wireless Receiver. The Bluetooth connection may be excellent, it says, but its wireless protocol is even better and promises the best experience for a Steam Controller. To switch to Bluetooth mode, hold down the B key while powering the Steam Controller on. After that, connect your Steam Controller to the PC or Mac computer where you have the Steam Client Beta installed. There are a few reasons why you'd want to use it in BLE mode, not included connecting to your phone. The controller will remember which mode was used last.

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