Controller:Steam Link Touch Controller

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Steam Link Touch Controller
Steam Link Touch Controller.png
XInput support
Predecessor
Steam Link Touch Controller at SteamDB
 Steam Link Touch Controller at Wikipedia

Key points

Works only on Android devices, Apple banned Steam Link application on iOS[1].
Must be connected via WiFi to the same network as PC.
Controller supports up to 33 buttons which can be placed anywhere on touchscreen.
Controller has rumble and gyro support.
Adds full controller support to virtually any game because of Steam Input integration with high customization and being able to use XInput, keyboard and mouse inputs.
Can sync configurations across computers by Steam account.
Cannot work without Steam running.
No analogue triggers.

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions
Steam Link Touch Controller Guide
See Steam Link Android changelog for controller updates.

Availability[edit]

Google Play
APK Mirror

Use with PC platforms[edit]

Windows[edit]

Install/open the Steam client, go into Big Picture mode, then press the Steam button on the controller to turn it on and begin setup.

OS X[edit]

Install/open the Steam client, go into Big Picture mode, then press the Steam button on the controller to turn it on and begin setup.

Linux[edit]

Install/open the Steam client, go into Big Picture mode, then press the Steam button on the controller to turn it on and begin setup.

Configuration[edit]

Refer to Controller Configurator on how to configure the controller.
Controller supports up to 33 buttons which can be placed anywhere on touchscreen and assigned to Controller, Keyboard or Mouse action.

Supported style of input options[edit]

You can choose input mode for Steam Link Touch Controller after launching game:
  • Controller - mode is exclusively a controller, touches will only be handled by controller controls laid out on the screen.
  • Controller and mouse - hybrid mode, where touches that aren't on the controller controls (eg, touches on the 'background' will still be passed through as mouse input).
  • Mouse - Steam Link used to work in, where the touchscreen works like a mouse pointer.
The controller can be easily changed on the fly between the three modes by tapping the "[...]" button and selecting "Change Mode".

Support in games[edit]

The controller should be compatible with almost every game via its Steam Input integration, although the level of support depends on the game. Refer to supported games for Steam Input for details.

References