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Steam Android app proves to be a useful tool

Jul 26, 2012

If you’re a PC gamer in the modern era, you probably use Steam and have a bunch of games in your Steam library. It’s OK – you can admit it; I have plenty of games on there, too. Steam has become an important community for so many user over the past eight years. Thanks to its regular ridiculous sales, we’ve invested quite a lot of money in it, so it’s necessary for us to have access to it on the go. Thankfully, the Steam app for Android does exactly what you need it to do.

The first thing the Steam app does when you load it up is show you which of your friends is online. From there, you can chat with them or look at their profiles or whatever. But I don’t usually care about that stuff when I’m not at home, I have something else on my mind when I’m looking at the app. Namely, I’m looking for something to buy.

The full Steam catalog is available through the app for purchase. There is, helpfully, a section in the app that allows you to look at what is on sale, although this section doesn’t always have everything. During a big sale, the catalog section changes to highlight the best deals at any given moment. Of course, the mobile catalog also has a search function. When you make your purchases, you will have the option of downloading your games to your computer, if you’re logged-in to Steam at home.

The Steam app doesn’t do a whole lot of different things, but then again it doesn’t have to. It does what it needs to do, and it let me do what I want to do when I start it up, so I have no complaints.

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