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Stream PC games to your Galaxy smartphone with the new PlayGalaxy Link beta from Samsung

Samsung has launched its new PC game streaming service in beta starting with the Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has launched its new PC game streaming service in beta starting with the Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has decided it wants in on the PC game streaming action. The company has just launched its own solution for streaming PC games to its Galaxy smartphones called PlayGalaxy Link that works over both Wi-Fi and Cellular networks.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

Galaxy Note 10 owners have a new feature to play with that is exclusive to the handset, at least in the short term. Streaming PC games to smartphones has been starting to gain traction in the last couple of years and Samsung wants to keep gamers sticking to its own platforms where it can. To help kick things off, the company has just launched a beta of its new, and free, PlayGalaxy Link service.

If you’ve used Steam Link in the past, Samsung's approach is pretty similar. Gamers can stream their own titles from their PCs using the PlayGalaxy Link app for PC over either a Wi-Fi connection at home or over Wi-Fi to cellular when out and about. This feature will work on both 4G LTE and 5G networks with the latter helping to ensure virtually lag free PC gaming on mobile on the go. The service works over the P2P protocol, so it also avoids the lag that comes with diverting the data via a remote server.

For best performance, Samsung recommends a gaming rig fitted with at least an Intel Core i5 CPU with 8 GB of DDR4 VRAM, 50 GB of storage, an Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, Windows 10 and 1 Gbps of bandwidth. The app is available in on the Play Store in South Korea, US, UK, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands and France. An update coming in December will make it available to users of the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy A90.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-11-28 (Update: 2019-11-28)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.