How to install Steam on Ubuntu 20.04

Steam 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 lets you 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 privileges to be able to install packages on your Ubuntu system.

Installing Steam on Ubuntu

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

  1. Open a terminal using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Alt + T or by clicking the terminal icon. Download the latest Google Chrome .deb package using the following wget command:
  2. Once the download is complete, install Steam with apt:
    sudo apt install ./steam.deb

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

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Steam launch

To launch the Steam client, open the Activities search bar, type Steam and click on the icon. Steam can also be run from the command line by typing steam.

When you start Steam for the first time, it opens a new terminal and installs the required packages.

When prompted, enter Enter to continue. The terminal will close and Steam will update itself to the latest version. This may take several minutes.

Once the update is complete, the Steam client will launch.

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 can now start buying and playing video games.

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