Rainway Android App Brings PC Game Streaming To Your Phone

Published: February 13, 2020 1:30 PM /


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The Rainway Android app has arrived! This latest release for the game-streaming app now lets players use their Android devices to stream games from their PC to their phones, tablets, and pretty much anything else that can download apps from Google Play.

If you're unfamiliar with Rainway, it's a game-streaming app. What makes this unique is that it's not like PlayStation Now or Microsoft's Project XCloud; rather, this app keeps things local. Using either a wired or 5 GHz wireless connection, you can run a game on your PC and control it from your phone or tablet. Now, the developer's Twitter has announced that the Rainway Android app is here!

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What's Coming After the Rainway Android App?

With the Android version of the app, what's next for the Rainway developers?

The mobile versions of the app and the desktop client are more or less finished, although development is sure to continue. Rainway has been trying to get their app to work on gaming consoles as well, so that's where they're likely to focus their energies.

Late last month, the Rainway Xbox One Beta launched on the Microsoft Store. Much like the Rainway Android app, this allowed players to stream games from their PC to the Xbox One console. Unfortunately, Microsoft asked them to pull the app from their storefront. The app is still not available on that platform at the time of writing.

If you'd like to get Rainway, you can grab it on App Store Preview for iOS or on the Google Play Store for Android.

What do you think of the Rainway Android app? Do you think they'll be able to get it deployed on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Switch at any point or will the console companies prevent them from releasing it? Let us know in the comments below!

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