Steam Link

Steam Link

slouken Sep 12, 2023 @ 6:26pm
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Steam Link beta build 882
There are many many changes in this build, so please let me know if you run into any issues!

Changes in build 882:
  • Fixed 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth controller disconnection when using the 2.4GHz dongle

Changes in build 880:
  • Steam Link will stay asleep instead of waking up periodically to check for updates

Changes in build 878:
  • Fixed audio device hotplug support

Changes in build 877:
  • Improved UI for collecting debug logs

Changes in build 876:
  • Continued to improve audio latency
  • Fixed crackly Bluetooth audio when microphone is disabled (still crackly when microphone is enabled)
  • Fixed USB audio going silent
  • Fixed Moonlight crashing at launch introduced in the previous build

Changes in build 875:
  • Steam Link is more responsive when waking up in response to key presses and Bluetooth controller connections
  • Fixed issue where the sleep function would stop working after a period of time

Changes in build 873:
  • Fixed audio latency introduced in build 871, adding improved resilience to variable network conditions

Changes in build 872:
  • Fixed detection of Steam Controllers, which regressed in the last build

Changes in build 871:
  • Improved reliability of Remote Play Anywhere
  • Fixed rare case of the connection hanging when starting to stream
  • Fixed virtual controller buttons in the controller overlay
  • Fixed Xbox One LED not lighting up when waking from sleep mode
  • Added support for many controllers, including the 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth controller

Changes in build 862:
  • Steam Link no longer unpairs from previous accounts when pairing to a new Steam account on the same computer
Last edited by slouken; Oct 23, 2023 @ 10:39pm
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Broseph Joseph Sep 12, 2023 @ 9:07pm 
Very pleased to see youre still looking after the hardware steamlink! I still use it and i still get the bug where it refuses to go to sleep after some time (a few days ish) between its last power cycle, im willing to help if i can
slouken Sep 13, 2023 @ 8:47am 
Originally posted by Broseph Joseph:
Very pleased to see youre still looking after the hardware steamlink! I still use it and i still get the bug where it refuses to go to sleep after some time (a few days ish) between its last power cycle, im willing to help if i can

Thanks! I'll send you e-mail.
Steven Sep 14, 2023 @ 7:00am 
Appreciate the continued updates. Just wanted to submit two issues I had with the new beta build 871.

1. I'm getting "double inputs" or "faster inputs" with the new beta build. This happens in the Steam Link UI, so trying to navigate the UI of the Steam Link is very jumpy. I had to roll back to the public build to solve the issue.

2. Another issue I am getting is the auto connect/power on with a Steam Controller doesn't seem to be working. After upgrading to beta 871, when pressing the steam button on my Steam Controller it no longer starts the Steam Link. I had to try to "re-pair" every time to get the Steam Link to detect the Steam Controller and turn on/enter the UI. This issue is more hazy to me, I'm not sure if I'm getting forced into BLE mode or dongle mode. It seems I'm getting into BLE mode as I had to use "Steam + Y" button to re-connect to the steam link. This issue also went away when I rolled back to the public build.
slouken Sep 15, 2023 @ 6:32am 
Originally posted by Steven:
Appreciate the continued updates. Just wanted to submit two issues I had with the new beta build 871.

1. I'm getting "double inputs" or "faster inputs" with the new beta build. This happens in the Steam Link UI, so trying to navigate the UI of the Steam Link is very jumpy. I had to roll back to the public build to solve the issue.

2. Another issue I am getting is the auto connect/power on with a Steam Controller doesn't seem to be working. After upgrading to beta 871, when pressing the steam button on my Steam Controller it no longer starts the Steam Link. I had to try to "re-pair" every time to get the Steam Link to detect the Steam Controller and turn on/enter the UI. This issue is more hazy to me, I'm not sure if I'm getting forced into BLE mode or dongle mode. It seems I'm getting into BLE mode as I had to use "Steam + Y" button to re-connect to the steam link. This issue also went away when I rolled back to the public build.

I believe these are both fixed in build 872. If you're still seeing doubled inputs, can you let me know what controller you're using?
Father Doug Sep 15, 2023 @ 10:10am 
I’m getting a lot of audio out of sync issues since newest beta update. Going to have to roll back to public build. Shame
Paez Sep 15, 2023 @ 11:25am 
Hi there. Also getting audio lag (about 500-1000 ms) since the latest update today on my Steam Link official hardware - which I thought was discontinued, but happy to find out it still gets updates, just this one isn't it for me. My PC has all the latest audio drivers installed, running AMD Ryzen CPU.
Father Doug Sep 15, 2023 @ 5:08pm 
Originally posted by Paez:
Hi there. Also getting audio lag (about 500-1000 ms) since the latest update today on my Steam Link official hardware - which I thought was discontinued, but happy to find out it still gets updates, just this one isn't it for me. My PC has all the latest audio drivers installed, running AMD Ryzen CPU.
yeah i went to public build and working. so its the update for sure
Father Doug Sep 15, 2023 @ 5:11pm 
also can we get the option for higher bitrates than 30 please and to disable vsync on steam link side. Im praying for these. please say if can be done
Last edited by Father Doug; Sep 15, 2023 @ 5:48pm
Steven Sep 15, 2023 @ 5:55pm 
Originally posted by slouken:
I believe these are both fixed in build 872. If you're still seeing doubled inputs, can you let me know what controller you're using?

Thanks slouken.

Build 872 has fixed my issues. I'm using two Steam Controllers, both model 1001.

Also I have a theory why I had double input issues. By using "Steam + Y" to try to connect my Steam Controller to the Steam Link, I connected it twice. Once via BLE and once via the built in dongle.
Lothi Sep 16, 2023 @ 1:53am 
slouken, I can assist in troubleshooting sleep issues. I frequently encountered the problem on both of my Steam Links.
Necry Sep 16, 2023 @ 9:06am 
Same problem of audio out of sync here. Like 500ms of audio delay. Thank you for the updates!
slouken Sep 16, 2023 @ 12:45pm 
Originally posted by Lothi:
slouken, I can assist in troubleshooting sleep issues. I frequently encountered the problem on both of my Steam Links.

Great, I sent you e-mail. Thanks!
slouken Sep 16, 2023 @ 1:44pm 
Originally posted by Necry:
Same problem of audio out of sync here. Like 500ms of audio delay. Thank you for the updates!

Can you try out build 873? I think this is fixed now.
Last edited by slouken; Sep 16, 2023 @ 4:37pm
Father Doug Sep 17, 2023 @ 10:55am 
still out of sync but not as bad still noticeable though
Max Sep 19, 2023 @ 6:05am 
Problem I had with the new beta build 873:
When I connect the 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth controller to the Steam Link using its dongle, it takes a few seconds to connect, then it works for about 30 seconds and turns off.
If I connect the dongle directly to the PC, this doesn't happen, so it's not a problem with the controller.
I suspect this happens because it connects the controller twice, once via Bluetooth and once via the dongle.
I'm using the controller in wireless mode, not bluetooth btw
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