Steam gives you access to millions of games on your Asus ROG Ally. Here’s how to install and run the app on your new Windows 11-powered handheld
As a Steam Deck alternative, one of the benefits of the new Asus ROG Ally is that you can play PC games on the go. Compared to sitting in front of a laptop screen, or in front of a monitor, things might be so much more comfortable. But how do you download those games and not just stream them like you would on a device like the Logitech G Cloud? One way to do so is to install games via Steam. Steam is a storefront that's home to millions of PC games, and since the ROG Ally is powered by Windows 11, you can download the Steam app and install it easily. Here's how.
To get started with running Steam on the Asus ROG Ally, you'll need to download and install the app first. Steam is available as a download from the official Steam website.
Once logged in, you'll be taken to your Steam Library page, as seen above. Click on any of the titles under All Games and then the blue Install button to install the game. To discover more games, choose the Store tab at the top, and click on the title you'd like to download, followed by Install. Steam will show you a progress bar in the Downloads section at the bottom of the app. Once installed, the game will be added to your Start Menu, or desktop as a shortcut. You can launch it from there, or open Steam to launch it from within the UI.
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