17 March 2020
Samsung’s PlayGalaxy Link app which lets you play PC games on your Galaxy phones has now been made available to more Galaxy smartphones and countries as well. The application debuted with the Galaxy Note 10, later it made its way to Galaxy S10 as well. Now, Samsung is expanding it further so that you could enjoy streaming on your phone.
So in addition to the Galaxy Note 10 and S10, the PlayGalaxy app is now also available for the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S9, Note 9, and the Galaxy A90. Samsung has announced that the PlayGalaxy Link app should be available for download on these devices in early December, so exact dates may vary
As announced, the PlayGalaxy Link Beta app is now available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, France, Singapore, Russia, and the Netherlands, in addition to the US and South Korea.
The PlayGalaxy Link on the Samsung phones lets you connect to your PC using WiFi or mobile data (4G/5G) and start playing. You just have to install its companion app on your Windows PC as well as on the eligible Galaxy Note 10. The app uses the computer to stream games, which means the processing is done on the computer and it doesn’t go heavy on our phone. Samsung claims you get high-fidelity gaming experience while only using about as much battery as streaming video.
The process makes your device like a gamepad if you want your experience on a big screen or you can play entirely on the phone as well.
Samsung claims latency is not going to be a big problem as PlayGalaxy Link is designed with a P2P connection which provides you with simplicity for better performance without a relay server. Also, the service uses an Adaptive FPS to ensure better connectivity. Below is the infographic that Samsung has shared to tell you how PlayGalaxy Link works.