How to setup PC streaming for play on mobile - Part 2

How to setup PC streaming for play on mobile - Part 2
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You may remember that a few weeks ago we covered how to stream PC games to your phone using Steam Link and Moonlight. Today, we're back to discuss two more options if, for whatever reason, you're not enjoying the experience that Steam Link and Moonlight provide. Or because it's nice to have more options available.


First up, we'll go over Parsec. It's a simple-to-use piece of software that you probably won't need too many instructions to get to grips with – though, of course, we've provided them here. One thing to note is that Parsec is currently in Early Access and is only compatible with Android devices. So, if you own one, follow the steps below to get started:

  • Download and install the Parsec client on your PC using the official website.
  • Do the same on your phone, it is available on Google Play.
  • Create a Parsec account, make sure you confirm it using the email they send you and then log in on both your PC and phone.
  • On the app, you should now see your PC listed. Connecting is a simple case of tapping the button.
  • However, first, you'll want to load up whichever game you want to play before hitting connect.

AMD Link

Next, we've got AMD Link. If you're into tech, you'll recognise AMD as a company that makes computer components, such as processors and graphics cards. So, it won't surprise you to learn that if you have a Radeon graphics card. You can use AMD Link. Follow the steps below to get started:

  • Download AMD Link from either the App Store or Google Play.
  • On your computer, open the Radeon software and click on the AMD Link tab. Here, you'll want to select 'Enable AMD Link Server'.
  • Once enabled, select 'Link a device'. AMD Link will then bring up a QR code.
  • Open the AMD Link app on your phone and tap 'Scan QR' in the top-right hand corner.
  • Scan the QR code, and it'll connect to your PC.
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Now that you're connected, you'll be able to stream your PC games on your phone. AMD Link also includes several options that allow you to tinker with the settings. Depending on the strength of your connection, you might want to adjust these for better performance.

Don't forget a controller

As mentioned in our previous article, though you can't play every PC game with a controller, it's a better option than the touch screen overlay streaming software provides for the most part.

Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen brings both a love of games and a very formal-sounding journalism qualification to the Pocket Gamer team.