Many are still looking for that moment when Steam will receive an official app on the Windows Store for Windows 8 users, but we need to make use of third-party apps if the desktop app isn’t enough.
There is quite a plethora of Steam-related apps on the Windows Store, but none of them come from the official developer. However, Steam Tile is one of the best you can use and it lets you create handy live tiles to your Steam games, thus making it really easy to launch your Steam games right from your Start screen. Now, it has been update with some new changes.
The Windows 8.1 tile size support has been further improved, various bugs and glitches with the search functionality have been fixed in Windows 8.1 and a new Windows 8.1 style search box has been included, as well. Also, finally, the square tiles size has been added, which means that when you click on a game, you also select which portion of the banner to crop for your square tiles. Also, the developer has chosen to bring back ads, which can be removed for ever with a donation of any amount.
Steam Tile for Windows 8 gets some new features
Steam Tile creates Live Tiles for your Steam games. Simply set your Steam ID and Steam Tile will list all your Steam games. Clicking on a tile will pin it to the start menu. If the game has Steam Achievements, you’ll be able to see your progress directly on the Live Tile. Pin Steam games to the Windows 8 Start Menu See Achievement progress on your live tiles Show off your games and achievements Search for Steam games using the Windows 8 Search Charm