I am having a problem. I cannot find Steam on Ubuntu Software Center. I was able to find it before I installed Ubuntu, but now I am not able to find it. Any suggestions?

  • Just open the software centre and enter steam in to the search box. – SimplySimon Jul 11 '13 at 9:45
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    I did that and it doesn't find it. – user174308 Jul 11 '13 at 9:45
  • Do you mean to say you weren't able to find it after an upgrade? – Akas Antony Jul 11 '13 at 9:50
  • Right. I was test driving Ubuntu from a thumb drive and was able to find and install Steam. Now that I have installed Ubuntu and not running from the thumb drive I can't find Steam in the Software Center. Not sure what else I can do outside of manually installing it. – user174308 Jul 11 '13 at 9:52

Open the .deb file directly from steam's website and it will open the software centre, even when it's already installed.

here is the link:


  • I hope this answer was helpful to you, if it was, please vote up and accept :-) – JorgeArtware Jul 11 '13 at 9:53
  • Two years later and this answer definitely helped me. – Hooray Im Helping Jun 20 '15 at 12:43
  • Glad to read this is still helpful :) – JorgeArtware Jun 26 '15 at 23:58

Steam is available in the official repository only for Ubuntu 12.04. So you'll have to download it and install it seperately

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