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Back on sale with other Steam stuff. [Steam Controller] Stream your games to your TV with Steam Link  Simplicity Setup is easy. Just connect your Steam Link to your TV and home network, … Read More
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Back on sale with other Steam stuff.

[Steam Controller]

Stream your games to your TV with Steam Link 

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Simplicity
Setup is easy. Just connect your Steam Link to your TV and home network, where it will automatically discover any computer running Steam. All that’s left to do is grab your favorite controller, kick back, and enjoy your collection of games from the comfort of your couch.

Performance
Steam Link is designed to take advantage of the horsepower you already have in your home, streaming from your current gaming computer by mirroring its experience to your TV. Video and audio data is sent from your computer to the Steam Link, while your controller input is sent back in real time. Virtually every game that your computer runs can be played on your TV using Steam Link.
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Really recommend at this price, along with the Steam Controller this has completely changed how I play PC games.

Expecting the usual flurry of "waste of money, lag, doesn't work" etc comments. Problem is that there's no guarantee how well the Steam Link will run with your setup. It can be a little glitchy at times and may not necessarily run flawlessly out the box. I had to do a lot of tweaking to get it running how I want it to - it's perfect now I've fixed it, but admittedly it was incredibly frustrating at first.

It's well worth a punt at £16 though. Heat :)
9 Likes
LittleRedRidingHood
Bought today, returning tomorrow. Too much lag over wifi. Unplayable even on my my 100Mbps broadband.


Just because your broadband is running at 100Mbps doesn't mean your wifi is running at that speed.

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[HUKD Deal Editor] 2 Likes #1
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14 Likes #2
Really recommend at this price, along with the Steam Controller this has completely changed how I play PC games.

Expecting the usual flurry of "waste of money, lag, doesn't work" etc comments. Problem is that there's no guarantee how well the Steam Link will run with your setup. It can be a little glitchy at times and may not necessarily run flawlessly out the box. I had to do a lot of tweaking to get it running how I want it to - it's perfect now I've fixed it, but admittedly it was incredibly frustrating at first.

It's well worth a punt at £16 though. Heat :)
3 Likes #3
The Steam Controller is a grower. At first I couldn't figure it out. I was cursing at it, waste of £28 etc...but after a while it clicks. It's actually very accurate when you get the hang of it; it can't fully substitute M+KB but it's a solid effort.

It's an absolute godsend for isometric RPGs. Being able to play Pillars of Eternity in bed on a 50" screen is pretty cool :)
2 Likes #4
Picked one up from Game in Leeds - Loads of stock
#5
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
3 Likes #6
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.

Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.

I use these:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/

Edited By: niceroundpound on Apr 06, 2017 15:17: .
1 Like #7
Got 2 of these (1 for living room and 1 for bedroom) using TPLink 1200 power adapters, it works flawlessly. No delay at all, I'm so impressed.

However, I have heard others having quite bad experiences (especially on wifi).
#8
Got one last time at this price and although haven't used it much. It is good when I do use 8)
#9
delusion
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.
I use these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/ref=twister_B01K4BYMYE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

No. Tbh I won't really use this thing enough to justify the additional cost.
#10
Spark
delusion
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.
I use these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/ref=twister_B01K4BYMYE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
No. Tbh I won't really use this thing enough to justify the additional cost.

Fair enough. I have a gaming pc, nas, and media server connected to mine so pretty essential. Anyway if you ever spot them on offer at a price you'd be willing to pay (they have been cheaper on occasion) I recommend them.
3 Likes #11
Friendly heads up - if you have a laptop with HDMI and internet you can do exactly what the steam link does just by installing steam and streaming from your gaming machine.
#12
I picked one of these up the last time it was on sale in GAME, and it's been worth every penny. It's lag free for me, even over wifi, and even inches away from my 50'' TV, I don't see any MPEG noise. It's great. Although I think that's helped by the inbuilt compression of my GTX 1060, but any recent graphics card should do you well. Try it out on a laptop or something else first. Steam in home streaming is easy to setup, and works far better than Nvidia in home streaming in my experience.
1 Like #13
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.

delusion
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.
I use these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/ref=twister_B01K4BYMYE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
+1 recommendation for powerline adapters. They are a godsend. Steam Link or not, your desktop will thank you. The only better method would be a long ethernet cable and a hole in the wall/floor.



FRZ
Friendly heads up - if you have a laptop with HDMI and internet you can do exactly what the steam link does just by installing steam and streaming from your gaming machine.
Well technically you don't need the internet, just a local network, and I'm assuming you said HDMI because you're talking about connecting the laptop to a TV, but otherwise, yes, it's basically the same thing because the Steam Link is simply a mini PC (low spec, low power, Linux based) that runs the Steam client so you can stream games to it the way you would to any other PC - it's just that, at £16, it's much cheaper than a spare laptop so you can justify having it permanently setup with your TV so you don't have the hassle of connecting laptop, controllers, etc. every time you want to play.
1 Like #14
Spark
delusion
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.
I use these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/ref=twister_B01K4BYMYE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
No. Tbh I won't really use this thing enough to justify the additional cost.

Surely not having to run your main desktop on WiFi would be the main pull, being able to use the steam link would just be an added bonus!
#15
Steam Link gets a thumbs up
Steam Controller, unless you want to spend hours teaching yourself how to get used to it you'll curse the thing everytime you use it.
1 Like #16
reddragon105
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
delusion
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.
I use these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/ref=twister_B01K4BYMYE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
+1 recommendation for powerline adapters. They are a godsend. Steam Link or not, your desktop will thank you. The only better method would be a long ethernet cable and a hole in the wall/floor.
FRZ
Friendly heads up - if you have a laptop with HDMI and internet you can do exactly what the steam link does just by installing steam and streaming from your gaming machine.
Well technically you don't need the internet, just a local network, and I'm assuming you said HDMI because you're talking about connecting the laptop to a TV, but otherwise, yes, it's basically the same thing because the Steam Link is simply a mini PC (low spec, low power, Linux based) that runs the Steam client so you can stream games to it the way you would to any other PC - it's just that, at £16, it's much cheaper than a spare laptop so you can justify having it permanently setup with your TV so you don't have the hassle of connecting laptop, controllers, etc. every time you want to play.

Yea the main reason i mention it is because i was looking at the steam link to play my pc games downstairs and one day I went on my laptop to play FF7 and saw i could stream all games installed on my desktop. Saved myself the £20 for the link to put towards a new game which was nice.

Just never saw this feature mentioned anywhere so thought if anyone here is considering it but has an old laptop they rarely use they could just use that + you get all the features of windows.
1 Like #17
Horrible thing. No control over vsync. Which is a problem paired with my gfx card.
Great when it works. But when it doesn't you're on your own with no support.

Edited By: basergorkobal on Apr 06, 2017 15:21
#18
yes !!!!
1 Like #19
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.

I had a little bit of lag on mine when I was using the link on Wifi. If you can't connect your PC via cable to your router, try a powerline. Worked wonders for me.
1 Like #20
FRZ
Friendly heads up - if you have a laptop with HDMI and internet you can do exactly what the steam link does just by installing steam and streaming from your gaming machine.
Yes you could but for this price it would eliminate the need to hook your laptop up to the tv completely. If it's all you've got then it will work but to be honest, the steam link is fantastic for the price. Specially as it is far better at working with controllers then any pc is by default.
1 Like #21
These things work brilliantly if your network is up to the task, had major problems at first using WiFi but since I've switched to Ethernet it works great.
#22
Joshimitsu91
Spark
delusion
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.
I use these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/ref=twister_B01K4BYMYE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
No. Tbh I won't really use this thing enough to justify the additional cost.
Surely not having to run your main desktop on WiFi would be the main pull, being able to use the steam link would just be an added bonus!

My PC is fine on WiFi. I play Overwatch on it regularly and have a ~30ms ping. It just isn't adequate for high bandwidth applications like Steamlink, that's all.
#23
These are great with a decent network setup. I use a few homeplugs and it works great. I've essentially turned my sim racing machine into a console for the kids. Helps me justify upgrades (in my head anyway :D )
#24
I got the steam controller last year but haven't really had a chance to try it out properly yet and get used to it. I also got the steam link last month and that works brilliantly over a powerline connection. I couldn't really notice any lag when playing games with a wireless mouse and keyboard connected to it. Great little device for the money and I will have to try the steam controller with it at some point and see how I get on with it.
#25
does witcher3 work on this to tv?
2 Likes #26
If you use Emulators then this takes gaming to the next level for me. I can now play Mario Kart 8, Mario Galaxy, Ocarina of time 3DS etc etc all in 4k on my TV downstairs.

That's just an added extra to all of your Steam library that you have to play too. The controller options that you have for your DS4/Steam Controller are incredible and you save your settings individually for each game.

This is useless without a Powerline installed in your house though. It is awful through Wireless.

For me, it's the best gaming related thing I've ever bought.
#27
garybb
jsmith19891
If you use Emulators then this takes gaming to the next level for me. I can now play Mario Kart 8, Mario Galaxy, Ocarina of time 3DS etc etc all in 4k on my TV downstairs.
Any chance of a link?
Dolphin, Citra, CEMU. Download those emulators. I can't guide you on how to get the games as a friend did it for me ;)

Youtube how to set up the controller for the emulators and voila it works.
#28
jklondon
does witcher3 work on this to tv?

Yes of course it does.
#29
so i buy the steam link and then i have to buy the controller so approx £50 to get steam games on my tv?
#30
I have a HDMI over Cat 6 setup between my PC and living room TV but Steam link with powerline adapters is a good backup and I personally find it works better than the Nvidia Shield for streaming

Edited By: FBTurtle on Apr 06, 2017 18:06: spelling
#31
delusion
Spark
I got one of these over Christmas but unfortunately the lag is just unbearable when I use it, most probably because my desktop is on Wi-Fi. The SteamLink is connected to Cat6 but I don't think it helps all that much. Some non-Steam desktop applications (e.g. Cemu and media players) refuse to work with a controller connected to the SteamLink as well.
Have you tried home plugs? My router and steam link are both in the front room but my gaming pc is in the office on the other side of the house. Works perfectly without lag as long as your home doesn't have ancient electrical wiring.
I use these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X59GJGC/
A long ethernet cable also does the job, although its a little untidy.
#32
1080p only was disappointing
#33
jackvdbuk
so i buy the steam link and then i have to buy the controller so approx £50 to get steam games on my tv?
i don't think you need a Steam controller - more here: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/gaming/gaming-accessories/steam-link-1287642/review

sound good
1 Like #34
Would only recommend this if you have an AMD card, as streaming options are limited. If you have Nvidia install the moonlight app on any android device for game streaming.

Not a great device but better than nothing
#35
jackvdbuk
so i buy the steam link and then i have to buy the controller so approx £50 to get steam games on my tv?

You don't have to buy a Steam controller (but they are really good and make it possible to play games with a controller that would otherwise have been impossible).

The following control types are all supported by the Steam Link (taken directly from the Steam product page):

Supports Steam Controller (sold separately,) Xbox One or 360 Wired Controller, Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows, Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710, or keyboard and mouse.
#36
Bought today, returning tomorrow. Too much lag over wifi. Unplayable even on my my 100Mbps broadband.
1 Like #37
I have a strange relationship with my Steam controller... I love and want it to work but I just keep going back to the XBox 360 Pad.... I just can't find the sweet spot for the Steam One even after trying for ages with it..
1 Like #38
I used these controllers with the steam link, £15 at the moment (I got them for £10). They work great, only problem is they won't turn on the steam link - I use a wired 360 controller for that: - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00LL0FMTC/ref=pe_385721_132043051_TE_dp_1
9 Likes #39
LittleRedRidingHood
Bought today, returning tomorrow. Too much lag over wifi. Unplayable even on my my 100Mbps broadband.


Just because your broadband is running at 100Mbps doesn't mean your wifi is running at that speed.
#40
magic! knew it had to come round again after missing out the last time.

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