I'm going to be away from the country (and from my PC) for a month. However, I'm going to receive some steam keys from a friend sometime next week, and I was wondering if there was a way for me to redeem steam games while I'm away.

I only have my mobile phone (Android) and tablet (iOS) while I'm away.

Is there a way for me to redeem steam games without a PC?

  • Not that I'm aware of, no.
    – GnomeSlice
    May 28, 2015 at 0:39
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    You could install TeamViewer on your computer and phone to access your computer from your phone while you're away, then turn your computer off after you activate the keys.
    – Keavon
    May 28, 2015 at 2:06

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No. The only official Valve software which allows you to redeem keys is the Steam PC (or Mac) client.

As for unofficial... the only reverse-engineering effort of Steam I know of is SteamKit. One of the lead developers has stated SteamKit intentionally doesn't support redeeming keys because..

There's no good reason to expose an API that could be potentially used to bruteforce CD keys.

Without that reverse engineering effort (which takes an incredible amount of skill and knowledge to do, the vast majority of programmers would not be able to pull it off on their own), no regular developer can create a phone app which can redeem CD keys.


Teamviewer would be a good possibility for accessing it, but that requires you leaving your PC on. My friend uses Teamviewer to open CS:GO cases in class.

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