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