Valve has provided mobile apps on Android and iOS, and it has barely improved the apps since then. With the complete redesign of the Steam Mobile app, this is finally changing.
The updated version, which is currently available on both platforms, has a more useful design, more login options, and the capacity to remotely install games on your PC. The Steam Mobile app used to be just a shell for the mobile website before this overhaul. However, it was probably worse than just using your browser.
It was prone to crashing, the navigation was awkward, and the text didn’t flow well. The App Store and Play Store have negative user reviews, as one might anticipate.
Now that the new software has been released after being tested as a beta version, that should start to alter. With an interface similar to the recently revised library in the desktop client, the new app appears much better. This should be a step toward unifying Steam’s user interface across all platforms.
The new app runs smoothly at least on Android. It still makes some foolish decisions, such as quitting using the back button or motion rather than moving back one screen. There is obviously still an opportunity for development. With the upgrade, Valve included a few new features, one of which is the ability to access your Steam account on other devices from your phone.
You won’t need to enter your login and password and then wait for a Steam Guard code once you’ve enabled the authenticator. Instead, Steam will display a QR code that you can simply scan using the app’s camera.