Elgato is the benchmark for streaming kit these days, so when the company releases something that will make everyone's mobile streaming and recording lives easier, we're the types to sit up and listen.

And this is a good 'un - Elgato's new Screen Link app promises all the functionality of its hardware, but instead of buying all sorts of wires and bits of kit, you just download an app on iOS and away you go. Lovely!

Better yet, you can get started for free - the basic version of the app gives you up to 15 minutes recording time with a maximum bitrate of 16Mbps, which isn't half bad. Upgrade to the Pro version for $9.99 and you'll get unlimited recording and 32Mbps.

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As with all streaming and recording software, there are some caveats. For one thing, you'll need a PC or Mac capable of handling it all - as long as you've got a fairly modern machine, you should be fine. And you should probably brush up on OBS and Elgato software before you decide you're going to make a living streaming Clash of Clans.

But all that aside, it's a very interesting release. Video man James has already had a go on it, and reports that as a streaming tool it's very good, though he's yet to find out how to record with it. Presumably he'll find a solution, and we'll see how it looks in a future Pocket Gamer video.

You can grab the Screen Link app over on the App Store for free right now. It's not available for Android just yet, but there's plenty of tools for streaming on the platform already, so I'm sure you'll manage.

Is this big news for you as a streamer or content creator? Have you wanted to try out making gaming videos before but never had the right equipment? Let us know in the comments (and share your videos when you've made them!)