Steam finally has a modern phone app on iOS and Android

Sometimes you just need to have a copy of Control available at all times, under all circumstances

Sometimes you just need to have a copy of Control available at all times, under all circumstances
Screenshot: Valve

While the main Steam app itself has improved over the years, it’s still pretty easy to look at Valve’s approach to store and platform design, look at competitors like Google and Apple and see how everything goes a little quaint. Steam’s mobile app was one of the biggest offenders in this regard, so it’s great to see it getting a massive update today.

The valve has “completely redesigned” the app on iOS and Android, introducing:

Two-factor authentication to ensure only you have access to your account

QR Code Login – Scan a QR code to login to Steam instead of entering a password or…

Login Confirmation – Confirm your regular Steam logins with a simple “approve” or “decline”

Authorized Devices – Manage access to devices your account is logged in to

Easy access to store, community, news, and more. where you are

Your library with access to your game content, chats, guides, support, and more.

Remotely download games and updates to your PC, managed from your phone

Customizable Steam Notifications: Wishlist, Sales, Comments, Trades, Chats, Friend Requests, etc.

Trade and market confirmations – to ensure that items do not leave your account without your approval

An improved Store browsing experience for mobile screens

Support for using multiple Steam accounts in the app

Customizable tabs

From QR codes to remote download, these are all great additions we’ve come to expect from stores in the modern era. You can see the new app in action in the video below, which is far happier than we ever expected from this company:

Introducing the updated Steam Mobile app

Design enthusiasts will note that the app now shares many of the same design cues as the desktop storefront, suggesting that Valve may in fact have opted for a cohesive design identity. for its platformwhich would be a first for the company.

If you want to get into the details of the new app, you can read more about Valve’s announcement Blog.