Ways to play GTA 5 on Android devices revealed
GTA 5 has never been officially released for Android devices, and it likely won’t be. However, gamers can take plenty of steps to play the game on their mobiles.
They can do this through Steam Link or from any cloud gaming service. The game can also be played on mobile through Xbox Game Pass for a limited time.
All methods to play GTA 5 on Android devices
There are two tried and tested methods that players have been using to play GTA 5 on their smartphones. The download has to be done on a PC and not a mobile. The latter will only stream the game, acting as a display unit and a controller.
This applies to both methods, as no mobile can actually run a game as complex and performance-intensive as Grand Theft Auto 5. In both cases, users need a fast internet connection, preferably with low latency (below 40).
Steam Link method
Here are the steps to play Grand Theft Auto 5 on Android smartphones using Steam Link:
- The first step will involve downloading the Steam Link application from the Play Store.
- Once the app is installed, players must open it and pair their Android smartphone with the desktop application.
- On the desktop app, they must select the Start Playing button. This converts the screen into the Big Picture Mode and is now mirrored on the paired Android phone.
- Finally, gamers can simply play GTA 5 by searching the game from their Steam library and clicking the Play button.