Welcome to your new home.
The all-new home screen is everything you love about Steam in one place.
Home is where you’ll find all the things you need—dive back into a game whether you were playing it on Steam Deck™ or your PC, see what’s new in your library and the store, as well as what your friends are up to.
All the Steam features you’d expect
Your friends are all here—access Steam Chat at the push of a button.
All notifications are now in one place, so you can check-in without leaving your game.
Start playing on a PC and pick up right where you left off on Deck or vice versa.
Stream games from your home PC directly to your Deck no matter where you are.
The entire Steam Store experience is accessible from Deck.
Keep up to date with friends, news, and all the latest activity from Steam.
Your Steam Library, anywhere
Once you've logged into Steam Deck, your entire Steam Library shows up, just like any other PC. You'll be able to find your collections and favorites - exactly where you left them.
Steam just works on Deck.
No matter how you prefer to interact with Steam on Deck—thumbsticks, trackpad, touchscreen, or mouse and keyboard—it just works.
You won't need directions.
Pull up the main menu with a press of the Steam button to access the Library, Store, Community, etc.
Important stuff is always available.
The Quick Access menu is your dedicated source for notifications, friends, peripherals and important settings.
Check your notifications, see what time it is, and message friends without leaving your game.
Find what you've been looking for.
Universal Search pulls together results from your library, your friends list and even the Steam Store. Just tap on search and get typing using the all new virtual keyboard.
Keep your head in the game!
The Steam Overlay has been overhauled to give you access to more Steam features while your game is running.
A new Steam operating system
On Steam Deck, your games run on a different operating system than the one on your desktop PC. It's a new version of SteamOS, built with Steam Deck in mind and optimized for a handheld gaming experience. It comes with Proton, a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run your games without any porting work needed from developers. For Deck, we're vastly improving Proton's game compatibility and support for anti-cheat solutions by working directly with the vendors. “Hold on to your butts!”
It’s a Linux system, you know this!
The new version of SteamOS is optimized for handheld gaming, and it won't get in your way with other stuff. But if you want to get your hands dirty, head on out to the desktop.