How to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04

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is a cross-platform entertainment platform developed by Valve Corporation for buying and playing video games. It gives you access to thousands of games and allows you to meet new people.

This article explains how to install the Steam client on Ubuntu 20.04.


You must be logged in as a user with sudo permissions to install packages on your Ubuntu system.

Install Steam on Ubuntu

Installing Steam on Ubuntu is pretty straightforward. We download the installation file from the official website and install it from the command line:

  1. Open the terminal with either the Ctrl+Alt+T Keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal symbol. Download the latest one .deb Package with the following wget

  2. Once the download is complete, install Steam with it apt

    sudo apt install ./steam.deb

That’s it. At this point, you have Steam installed on your Ubuntu desktop.

During the installation process, the official Steam repository will be added to your system. When a new version is released, you can update the Steam package through your standard desktop software update tool or by running the following commands in your terminal:

sudo apt updatesudo apt upgrade

Start Steam

To start the Steam client, open the activity search bar, enter “Steam” and click the icon. Steam can also be launched from the command line by tapping steam.

When you start Steam for the first time, a new terminal will open and the required packages will be installed:

When prompted, enter Enter keep going. The terminal closes and Steam updates itself to the latest version:

This can take a few minutes.

As soon as the update is complete, the Steam client will start.

From here you can log into your Steam account or create a new one.


We showed you how to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04. You are now ready to start purchasing and playing video games.

For a list of supported Linux games, visit this

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