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Steam Link beta build 688
Changes in build 688:
  • Added support for Steam Link Anywhere, now in early beta

Steam Link Anywhere allows you to stream games to your Steam Link from any computer running Steam, as long as your computer has good upload speed and your Steam Link device has a good network connection.

To use Steam Link Anywhere:
  1. Update your Steam Client to the beta build, dated March 13 or newer
  2. Add a computer and select "Other Computer"
  3. Follow the pairing instructions on screen

This service is in early beta, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the service.
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Originally posted by jccpalmer:
Any thoughts on Linux support for the host? Beta build on Linux is still showing a Feb build date.
Eh? The Steam Client Beta is updated at the same time for all platforms. I just checked my own, March 14th.
jccpalmer Mar 14 @ 12:41pm 
Originally posted by Linux LiamD:
Originally posted by jccpalmer:
Any thoughts on Linux support for the host? Beta build on Linux is still showing a Feb build date.
Eh? The Steam Client Beta is updated at the same time for all platforms. I just checked my own, March 14th.
Beta build on Linux Mint is still showing Feb. 🤔
Originally posted by Alfurion:
Can you please specify what constitutes GOOD upload speeds?
it is easy to find it, if you want it work nice and easy 60mbps (best streaming settings), for worst streaming settings 10mbps should be enough (upload on host pc network and download on ntwork you wanna use link)
Originally posted by jccpalmer:
Originally posted by Linux LiamD:
Eh? The Steam Client Beta is updated at the same time for all platforms. I just checked my own, March 14th.
Beta build on Linux Mint is still showing Feb. 🤔
Are you even on the beta client? Steam updates itself, not Mint.

Steam -> Settings -> Beta participation ;)

Going by the date, you didn't do that.
Dani31 Mar 14 @ 12:49pm 
Do we need to enable any sort of port forwarding for this? My phone is just showing Connecting... when trying off wifi.
Teutep Mar 14 @ 12:53pm 
Seems to work for me as well. Tried with desktop on home network and Steam Link on phone tether (4G). Then tested in reverse with laptop: Steam Link on home network and laptop on phone tether (4G).

I kinda wish I could do this kind of pairing between two Steam clients, and not necessarily between Steam client and Steam Link -app / Steam Link.

Example: Laptop on modem W in place X connects to my Desktop on modem Y in place Z.


It would also be great if we'd get a Nvidia GameStream Co-op -like feature built-in Steam one day. A feature, where you can send a [Guest URL] to a friend who can then either [Play As You] (input mimics first player's), or [Play Alongside You] (input mimics second player's)

I mean, it doesn't sound too farfetched from "In-Home Streaming" over WAN, no? It would be handy for local only multiplayer games you might want to play with someone over the internet.


Originally posted by Dani31:
Do we need to enable any sort of port forwarding for this? My phone is just showing Connecting... when trying off wifi.
I certainly didn't have to port forward for this.
Last edited by Teutep; Mar 14 @ 12:55pm
Dani31 Mar 14 @ 12:57pm 
I had to close and reopen the app on the phone, but the second time it connected. Quality over ATT's network isn't good enough to be worth anything, but I will absolutely get use out of this on non mobile networks!
I was impressed with Steam link when doing it over my phone on same network, but now anywhere!? This is pretty cool. :cupup:

Just tested this over my 4G/LTE network, really impress Steam, really impress.

The world must hear news of this!
Last edited by Dr.Shadowds 🐉; Mar 14 @ 1:22pm
tℨopc Mar 14 @ 1:27pm 
Originally posted by Alfurion:
Can you please specify what constitutes GOOD upload speeds?

Probably at least 10-20Mbps and maybe more depending on the type of service / hours of use and what effect that has.

Originally posted by Linux LiamD:
Are you even on the beta client? Steam updates itself, not Mint.

There are times when Steam is updated via the distro software updater ;-)
Last edited by tℨopc; Mar 14 @ 2:38pm
djazz Mar 14 @ 1:35pm 
Connected a controller to my phone, this is amazing! :O thank you Valve!
kiich Mar 14 @ 2:38pm 
Is PC-PC avaliable or for now it is PC-Android only?
Last edited by kiich; Mar 14 @ 2:38pm
Originally posted by kiich:
Is PC-PC avaliable or for now it is PC-Android only?
It's anywhere.... PC to PC, PC to Android, PC to Raspberry Pi, pretty much anything that you're able to do Steam link on...
Last edited by Dr.Shadowds 🐉; Mar 14 @ 2:42pm
kiich Mar 14 @ 2:44pm 
Originally posted by Dr.Shadowds 🐉:
Originally posted by kiich:
Is PC-PC avaliable or for now it is PC-Android only?
It's anywhere.... PC to PC, PC to Android, PC to Raspberry Pi, pretty much anything that you're able to do Steam link on...
I'm having some difficulty setting it PC to PC so I wasn't sure but thanks!
muskamj Mar 14 @ 2:59pm 
Originally posted by kiich:
Originally posted by Dr.Shadowds 🐉:
It's anywhere.... PC to PC, PC to Android, PC to Raspberry Pi, pretty much anything that you're able to do Steam link on...
I'm having some difficulty setting it PC to PC so I wasn't sure but thanks!

I'm also trying PC to PC (I'm at my office right now, so I want to see if it will work) and I couldn't find any way to enable it. Then, I noticed I wasn't on the Beta channel on my office PC. Tried again, thinking that would fix it, but I still can't figure it out. Any ideas, or was the previous post which said this works PC to PC incorrect?
Last edited by muskamj; Mar 14 @ 2:59pm
Originally posted by kiich:
Originally posted by Dr.Shadowds 🐉:
It's anywhere.... PC to PC, PC to Android, PC to Raspberry Pi, pretty much anything that you're able to do Steam link on...
I'm having some difficulty setting it PC to PC so I wasn't sure but thanks!
I might have misunderstood you beucase at work I use Linux which I can install Steam link app. So you're doing PC Windows to PC Windows, I try to help you out on this.

So in this case, for Steam client to Steam client, not the Steam link itself, unless you want to do Steam link you need to use linux to install Steam link app, but for windows, you need to be on the same network for the Steam client to detect your Steam client.

Go to your Steam settings, click on in home streaming tab, now on the other PC run your Steam, and should get them to be detected.
I believe this video still works out for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4wmk8ICAgU

Link to getting Steam link app.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8082-YJBN-9141
Last edited by Dr.Shadowds 🐉; Mar 14 @ 3:04pm
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