Valve announced that it will expand its Steam Link streaming feature in style with Steam Link Anywhere, a new service that will allow you to stream your Steam games from your computer to any part of the world through hardware of Steam Link or the Steam Link app.
It's a big change from the current Steam Link app, which only allowed users to play games in their homes. This new expansion makes Steam Link a much more powerful feature – combined with the app for Android (unfortunately the iOS app is still blocked by Apple), Steam Link Anywhere in theory will allow users to play the games from the own PC to play wherever they have Internet service.
According to Valve, Steam Link Anywhere is in the initial beta stage, but users can already try it by downloading the new Steam Link beta build 688 on their PC of play. The company states that the only requirements for Steam Link Anywhere are a good upload connection for the host computer and a good network connection for the device you're playing on.
At the moment, only Android, Raspberry Pi and the out-of-production Steam Link hardware work with Steam Link Anywhere, but it's easy to imagine that Steam can add similar functionality for PC-to-PC streaming as it already offers with in-house Steam Link.
Also the moment of announcement is significant: Steam launches a flag for the streaming of the game just before GDC 201
Google is not the only competitor that Steam has here: Microsoft has just shown the new in-house PC streaming game on Xbox consoles that looks a lot like the existing Steam Link feature. And Microsoft's new xCloud gaming streaming service seems ready to challenge both Steam and Google in the larger gaming space.