By Ellie / Last Updated July 28, 2022

Can you play PC games on iPad?

“I sometimes play PC games after work. But it’s difficult to sit at a desk after a long day when the couch is so enticing. So can I play PC games on my iPad or even my iPhone, so I can sit anywhere I want?

- Question from Reddit”

There are a lot of PC games designed to be accessible on your iPad or iPhone. But what about the games that aren’t available on iOS? You can actually play them on your iPad, but you’ll need additional software to allow you to stream the game to your iPad.

The additional software we mentioned above is actually the remote desktop software that allows you to remotely access your PCs from anywhere. In simple words, remote desktop software allows you to do anything to your computer from your mobile devices, for example, accessing Windows files, remotely shutting down computers, or troubleshooting computer problems remotely, just as you are sitting in front of your computer.

Doesn’t it sound fantastic? Next, let's get started playing PC games on iPad or iPhone without PC.

How to play PC games on an iPad without a PC

One of the best ways to play PC games on your iPad is using AnyViewer. It is one of the most useful ways to stream your PC games to any iOS device running 10.0 versions or later. The steps are divided into two parts as follows.

Part 1. Enable remote access on Windows computer

Step 1. Download, install and launch AnyViewer on the Windows computer.

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Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

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Part 2. Achieve unattended remote access on the iPad

Step 1. Download and install AnyViewer for iOS on your iPad, then open it. Log in to the same account that you've logged in to on your computer. 

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Log in to AnyViewer iPad

✌ Tip: You are also able to play PC games on your iPhone as AnyViewer also supports iPhone. The steps to remotely connect iPhone to PCs are the same as connecting iPad to PCs.

Step 2. Then all the devices that have been logged in to the same account will be displayed here. Choose the device that you want to control.

My Device iOS

Step 3. Click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access to the specific computer.

Remote Control iPad

Step 4. Then you'll be successfully connecting your iPad to a Windows computer. You can open any games on your PC using your iPad.

Play PC Games iPad

Conclusion

In most cases, you can play PC games on iPad or iPhone as long as these games are designed to be accessible oniOS devices. However, note that some games do not support mobile play. At this time, you can use the free remote desktop software AnyViewer to remotely access your PC from your iPad or iPhone and then play PC games on your iOS devices.