Steam Link

Steam Link

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slouken Feb 3, 2021 @ 5:58pm
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Steam Link now available on Windows 10
The Steam Link app is now available for Windows 10 and 11. A wired network is strongly recommended.

You can download the installer from Valve:
https://media.steampowered.com/steamlink/windows/latest/SteamLink.zip
Last edited by slouken; Nov 11, 2022 @ 5:31am
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udidwht Feb 9, 2021 @ 10:55am 
Any advantage to using the desktop software vs the Steam link hardware?
Xenophobe Feb 9, 2021 @ 11:18am 
Originally posted by udidwht:
Any advantage to using the desktop software vs the Steam link hardware?
if you can't find the hardware link (long out of production) you can load this on a windows 10 based htpc, or on an older laptop that can't run the game but can handle the streaming.
JlnPrssnr Feb 11, 2021 @ 2:25pm 
Wow, this flew completely under the radar! Any plans to publish it in the Windows Store?
Davidoff Feb 11, 2021 @ 2:33pm 
Originally posted by Xenophobe:
Originally posted by udidwht:
Any advantage to using the desktop software vs the Steam link hardware?
if you can't find the hardware link (long out of production) you can load this on a windows 10 based htpc, or on an older laptop that can't run the game but can handle the streaming.
I think a better question is, any point in using this standalone app instead of regular Steam?
FlameMan Feb 11, 2021 @ 3:14pm 
Originally posted by JlnPrssnr:
Wow, this flew completely under the radar! Any plans to publish it in the Windows Store?
I hope it will land there sooner or later. Maybe even version compatible with Xbox. :happycrank:
On PC I prefer using Steam client which works perfectly, but this Steam Link is probably lighter, so it has sense.
Xenophobe Feb 11, 2021 @ 3:35pm 
Originally posted by Davidoff:
Originally posted by Xenophobe:
if you can't find the hardware link (long out of production) you can load this on a windows 10 based htpc, or on an older laptop that can't run the game but can handle the streaming.
I think a better question is, any point in using this standalone app instead of regular Steam?
this is only for streaming from the main PC, that is running steam and games, using the remote play function. it is not a replacement for steam.
Rook's Empire Feb 11, 2021 @ 4:01pm 
How is this not Big News? I mean this should be on the Front Store Page.

Any plans for a Linux version?
axemall Feb 11, 2021 @ 6:23pm 
this is fantastic great find dude now its on windows 10 OS theres no need for my hardware steam link brilliento
FrostyButters Feb 11, 2021 @ 7:53pm 
This is great! Thanks OP
Rodrigo V. Feb 11, 2021 @ 8:01pm 
This is great news!
Max_R Feb 11, 2021 @ 11:36pm 
Any chance to get it also on linux? Thanks!
Leaskovski Feb 12, 2021 @ 1:46am 
This is good news. Just tried it on the work machine to allow me to "take breaks". Whilst it installs, I did have to open up the install folder to stop the domain policy protections from blocking it (i.e. add the exe to the exception list). This needs to be added to the Windows Store to make things easier on "tightened" down machines which is where this is likely to get installed.
I ran it using Wine on Linux. It runs and detects the machine. Pairs fine as well.
Even detected my Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 Joystick that was still plugged in.

I haven't tested if
  1. if it works on ANOTHER machine, I connected from the same one.
  2. if controllers would actually work. I have an Xbox and Steam Controller.
  3. if GPU decoding works or not - very important bit. No idea what the application uses on Windows for video decoding. No idea if Wine even supports any form of that.
Last edited by Michael Arthur Long; Feb 12, 2021 @ 5:43am
Katapultsky Feb 12, 2021 @ 6:13am 
Really waited for this program for long since I have a cheapo Chinese tablet which however would still be enough for Steam RemotePlay alone if it wasn't for the big Steam client.
Deadpoetic Feb 12, 2021 @ 7:19am 
What's the advantage of using this instead of the default steam remote feature?
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