Samsung is expanding the coverage of its remote gaming platform – PlayGalaxy Link. Currently, in beta state, the app streams a game running on your PC to your Galaxy smartphone. It’s a solution that works similarly to Nvidia GameStream and Valve’s Steam Link Anywhere. It’s not the first time that a smartphone company is investing in the remote gaming segment. For instance, we have Sony and its PS4 Remote Play that now allows you to play your Ps4 in any Android smartphone. Since Samsung doesn’t have a video-game right now, it makes sense to allow users to remote play games that are installed in the PC.
Owners of Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ were the first to get the service, now Galaxy S10 owners can join in. According to the report, the company will bring several new flagships to the list of supported devices in the next month. That list includes Galaxy S9, Note9, A90 and the Galaxy Fold. The regional availability is also getting an expansion. The service that started covering the US and South-Korea now works in the UK, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Singapore, and Russia.
PlayGalaxy Link connects your phone directly to your PC using Wi-Fi or mobile data. It can be 4G or 5G. This keeps latency as low as possible, but if you happen to find yourself in an area with a problematic connection, the Adaptive FPS feature will kick in. Considering that all the hard work is done by the PC, your phone will not excessively drain the battery or generate heat from intense gaming sessions. The PlayGalaxy Link app in your PC will automatically scan for any games you have installed. You can add games manually as well. The only requirement is Windows 10. Moreover, you’ll probably want a game controller.