Steam is a cloud-based gaming library. One of its most popular features is the ability for users to use any computer to play games they buy/download to their Steam accounts.

This also allows users to store a large collection of games without using too much computer memory.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Application Installation tasks on their Linux Servers.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and setting it up to start playing the game.

How to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ?

Here, we will install steam on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Start by downloading and installing a Steam installer either from Ubuntu Software Center or by running the following command in Linux Terminal.

$ sudo apt install steam-installer

How to launch Steam on Ubuntu?

i. Once the installation is complete, head-over to the application menu and search for the Steam icon, open it.

ii. This will open the steam initiation window and you will notice that the actual download of Steam is now started. 

iii. Once the download is complete, it will automatically install steam on your system.

iv. Wait for the installation to be completed.

How to log into Steam on Ubuntu?

When the package is successfully updated and extracted, Steam will automatically start for the first time. 

A window will open-up and will ask you to either login into your Steam account or create a new one.

How to use Steam on Ubuntu?

On Steam home page, you will notice there are four tabs; Store, Library, Community, and final is your account.

Under Store tab you can access all the games available on Steam. 

For example, you can click on browse and then free to play to search all the free to play games on Steam.

You can notice operating system icons next to every game like Windows and Mac OS icon. Steam icon here means that game is compatible with Linux and can be installed.

Next is Library Tab, here you will see the list of installed games and current progress of the game you’re downloading.

How to Remove Steam on Ubuntu ?

To remove Steam from your Ubuntu system, you can run the following command in Linux Terminal:

$ sudo apt remove steam-installer

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