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How to play GTA V mobile

Though there isn't an official GTA V mobile port, you can dive into the hit game on the go by streaming it on mobile via Steam Link.

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Playing GTA V mobile sounds great, right? This modern classic has kept us entertained for so long, and being able to jump right in anytime, any place, would be a dream. Well, unfortunately, there’s no official Grand Theft Auto V mobile port – but you can still get your dose of crime-fueled action on the small screen with the help of Steam Link.

If you’re still on the hunt for more GTA fun, check out our GTA cheats, best games like GTA, and our findings on the possibility of a GTA V Nintendo Switch port – we only hope that it would run better than the GTA Remastered Trilogy.

Now let’s take a look at how to play GTA V mobile.

Is there an official GTA V mobile port?

While many GTA games have made their way to mobile, there’s no official GTA V mobile port, mostly due to the sheer size of the game. GTA V has been out for over a decade at this point, and it still doesn’t look like we’re getting an official mobile port any time soon.

However, if you own the game on Steam, you can play GTA V on your mobile device by streaming it through Steam Link. You can check out the video below for more detailed instructions or read on for some helpful tips.

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How do I play GTA V mobile via Steam Link?

The safest way to play GTA V mobile is through Steam Link. This works on both Android and iOS devices but requires you to have a copy of GTA V on Steam installed on your PC. You also need to download the official Steam Link app on your mobile device. Most medium- to high-range mobiles can run GTA V through this method with no technical issues, but you need a fast and stable internet connection with low ping to run the game smoothly on your phone.

Of course, before you purchase a copy of GTA V on Steam, you should make sure that your PC can handle it. Check out the GTA V system requirements and test whether your PC can run it over on PC Game Benchmark. After purchasing and installing GTA V on your PC, you need to create a GTA profile and run the game.

So, once you’ve got all that set up, follow these steps to play GTA V on mobile:

  • Download the Steam Link app on Google Play or the App Store
  • Open both the Steam Link app and the Steam client on your PC
  • In the Steam PC client, go to the ‘Steam’ tab and hit ‘settings’
  • In the settings window, go to ‘remote play’ and tick the ‘enable remote play’ checkbox
  • Hit the ‘pair steam link’ button below the list of devices
  • The Steam Link app on your phone should scan for your PC, then provide a four-digit PIN
  • Enter the PIN into the ‘authorize device’ textbox that pops up on your Steam PC client and hit ‘ok’
  • After that, your device’s name should show up in the Steam PC client’s remote play window
  • Wait for your Steam Link app to test the network connection, then hit ‘ok’
  • Hit the ‘start playing’ button to access your Steam library on your phone
  • Launch GTA V

And there you go! We also recommend that you use a controller when playing GTA V on mobile, as the touchscreen controls can be a bit cumbersome.

That’s all we’ve got on GTA V mobile for now. Of course, we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop if Rockstar ever sets its sights on an official Grand Theft Auto V mobile port.

In the meantime, head over to our list of the best games like GTA on mobile and Switch for more crime spree shenanigans. Or, if you’re looking to expand your GTA experience, check out our sister site PCGN’s epic guide to the best GTA 5 RP servers.