The Galaxy Note 10, the most current in Samsung’s line of big, stylus-enabled smart devices, has a new feature that isn’t getting as much attention as the rest. The Note 10 is the first phone to support PlayGalaxy Link, a Samsung service that permits gamers to stream video games from a Windows PC to the phone.
PlayGalaxy Link, which is currently in beta, isn’t the only one of these services out there. There’s also Steam Link, which runs through the popular PC video game platform, but needs users to connect their phone and PC over the very same local network. PlayGalaxy Link can connect via mobile broadband as well. It may ruin your information cap, however untethering the connection from your home wifi makes PlayGalaxy Link a lot more portable option.
To use PlayGalaxy Link, you need a Galaxy Note 10 or 10 running Android 9.0 or later on, and an internet-enabled Windows 10 PC with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB or more of DDR4 RAM, and either a NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RTX550(or much better).
Install the PlayGalaxy Link app on both your PC and your phone via the Galaxy Store, and after that sign into both apps with your Samsung account. I ‘d advise signing in on PC first, as that will trigger the app to populate your video game library.
Once both apps are linked, the PC should look like a streaming alternative on your Android app. Press it to wake your PC and bring up its video game library. From there, pick a game and you’re playing.
When you’re using just your phone, PlayGalaxy slaps a virtual controller on the screen. If you plan to utilize Samsung’s streaming service (or any others) frequently, I strongly recommend investing in a Bluetooth-enabled gamepad, such as the Xbox Wireless Controller
In the meantime, this is a distinct function for the Galaxy Note 10 and 10 , however Samsung stated it prepares to extend the service to other Galaxy phones ultimately.