Valve has completely revamped the Steam app for Android devices featuring a new design and a host of new features. The new Steam app gives users the ability to scan QR codes to sign in to PCs, have smarter notifications, customisable tabs, and a new library view.
With the new features, Steam is also made more secure, improving account security with the new sign in options on the web and in the Steam Client. Here are the new features available on the revamped Android app.
Steam Android App New Features
The new Steam app for Android features two-factor authentication to ensure only one person is using the account. Users can scan a QR code to sign in to Steam instead of entering a password. You can also confirm your regular Steam sign-ins with a simple “approve” or “deny” message on the app. The app also allows users to manage access to the devices with the account signed in.
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The app further brings a revamped library view showing game content, discussions, guides, support, and more. You can remotely download games and updates on PC as well as manage downloads from the phone. The easy access to the store, community, news, etc. remains the same as before. Additionally, notifications you receive on the Steam app on Android can also be customised to receive updates on user’s wishlists, sales, comments, trades, discussions, friend requests, and more.
The update is available for users on the Apple App Store for the iOS version and on the Google Play Store for Android devices. It’s also available as a standalone APK.
Steam has confirmed it will also bring QR sign in for the Steam Deck and add new notification types. It will also bring the authorised devices list to the Steam client and the browser.
Furthermore, Steam is updating the Steam chat app with more bug fixes on Android, with the iOS version to follow soon. The chat will get more feature rich with support for media, embeds, giphy, Steam emoticons, stickers, videos, and more.