If you've switched to Linux, and you are wondering if you can run Steam and play Steam games on your Linux machine..yes you can!
All you have to do is Install Steam, download the game you like, and play it.
Steam supports Ubuntu, and you can install Steam easily by using one of the method we explained in this tutorial.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Steam on Ubuntu 23.04 Desktop, using any of the supported package formats.
Install Steam from Multiverse repository
To be able to install Steam directly from your terminal, first you need to add
multiverse repository on your system, this is done because Steam package is available on this repository.
To do this, simply run the command below
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
Now that you added
multiverse repository, proceed to enable it by perform a system update
sudo apt-get update
Finally, Install Steam
sudo apt-get install steam -y
Install Steam with Snap
Installing Steam with snap on Ubuntu is quite easy, as snap is integrated on Ubuntu and is it enabled by default, you can install Steam via a simple command.
To install Steam simply run the command below
sudo snap install steam
Install Steam via Deb binary package
You can use the default package manager apt on Ubuntu to install Steam binary package. First you need to download the binary package, and then install it by using the terminal.
You can also install Steam binary package by using GUI. However, in this tutorial, we are going to install Steam using terminal
Launch the terminal, and run the command below to install Steam
sudo apt install ./Steam.deb
Next, press Y to confirm installing Steam
Once Steam has been installed, you need to click to "Start Steam" button in order to start steam installer
Next, you will see the following prompt, press enter to proceed installing Steam
Press enter to install Steam dependencies
Next, you need to confirm by pressing Y key
Once you confirm on the prompt above, proceed to authenticate, type root password and then click to the "Authenticate" button
And let the installer complete.
Install Steam with Flatpak
Steam is available on flathub repository, and you can install it very easily by using flatpak.
To install Steam with Flatpak, run the command below
flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam
Now that Steam is installed on your machine, launch it by double clicking the icon that was added on your Desktop. If you don't see Steam icon on your Desktop, you can easily launch it by running the command below
When you launch Steam for the first time, Steam will be downloading necessary updates, so make sure to keep the updating window open and wait for the update to be completed.
You should be able to login to your Steam account right after update process has been completed.
You can uninstall Steam easily depending the package format you used when installed it.
For example, if you installed Steam via binary package, then to uninstall Steam you can use the
sudo apt purge steam steam-launcher
To uninstall Steam with snap, run the command below
sudo snap remove steam
To uninstall Steam with Flatpak, run the command below
sudo flatpak uninstall com.valvesoftware.Steam
Uninstalling Steam won't remove the Steam folder that gets created on
~/.local/share, so you need to remove this folder manually, by using the
sudo rm -rf ~/.local/share/Steam
In this tutorial, you learned how to install Steam on Ubuntu 23.04.