Steam Link - £11.99 - Game
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Steam Link - £11.99 - Game

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Found 22nd Jun
Update 2
Now back in stock for delivery guys.
How much?!

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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.

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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.
Update 1
They now seem to have dropped the in-store price to £11.99. It was showing £39.99 yesterday.

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223 Comments

Great find. May want to say it was £15.99 and super hot before, as I had to double-check!

Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be good to let kids play zsnes emulators on the living room tv.

clarky666

Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be … Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be good to let kids play zsnes emulators on the living room tv.



Yes you can, I use the mirror mode to watch Crunchyroll on my TV using a proxy that my chromecast cannot handle. It also pulls the sound through the TV, meaning it can automatically go through your surround sound set.

clarky666

Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be … Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be good to let kids play zsnes emulators on the living room tv.


I'm not sure if you can do that, however you could add an emulator as a non-steam game and stream that way? I do vaguely remember at least the non steam game thing working.

slayermatt

I'm not sure if you can do that, however you could add an emulator as a … I'm not sure if you can do that, however you could add an emulator as a non-steam game and stream that way? I do vaguely remember at least the non steam game thing working.



All you have to do to mirror your PC or laptop screen is ALT + TAB when the steam link is connected. Can confirm, have owned a Steamlink for a few months.

dark_nugget

All you have to do to mirror your PC or laptop screen is ALT + TAB when … All you have to do to mirror your PC or laptop screen is ALT + TAB when the steam link is connected. Can confirm, have owned a Steamlink for a few months.


Makes you wonder why they even attempted to limit it to big picture in the first place X) Tempted to get one, I mean. I have absolutely no use for one but still tempted.

Great price. I bought it a few weeks back at £15.99 and it's definitely worth it.

Any recommendations on what controller would be good for this device?

OdhranC

Any recommendations on what controller would be good for this device?


360/steam ones are recommended, although I'm sure a One/PS3 or 4 controller would work.

Well I wasn't planning on buying one but much prefer couch gaming now over sitting at my desk, I may actually get round to my PC games again. Heated

I have one and it doesn't really work well for me at all tbh. Could be because my gaming PC is on Wi-Fi, I don't know but I'm certainly not going to re-arrange my home or invest in PowerLine adaptors to find out.

This is hot, the days keep passing by and I slowly come to a conclusion that I am not a console gamer at all, yet I splashed out on Xbox One S and a ton of games just to play them not even once a week. This is a way cheaper alternative taking advantage of your PC's horsepower.

slayermatt

360/steam ones are recommended, although I'm sure a One/PS3 or 4 … 360/steam ones are recommended, although I'm sure a One/PS3 or 4 controller would work.



The PS4 controller works perfectly. I was playing RE7 on mine and it was basically like running the game on a PS4 Pro (when network latency wasn't getting in the way).

The Xbox One uses proprietary wireless protocols so you would need an adaptor and even then I'm not sure if it would work. Probably too much hassle tbh.
Edited by: "Spark" 22nd Jun

clarky666

Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be … Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be good to let kids play zsnes emulators on the living room tv.



ICE and Retroarch.

The tutorial enables Console games and categories in your Steam library.

OdhranC

Any recommendations on what controller would be good for this device?



Xbox one bluetooth controller

Spark

The PS4 controller works perfectly. I was playing RE7 on mine and it was … The PS4 controller works perfectly. I was playing RE7 on mine and it was basically like running the game on a PS4 Pro (when network latency wasn't getting in the way). The Xbox One uses proprietary wireless protocols so you would need an adaptor and even then I'm not sure if it would work. Probably too much hassle tbh.



But IIRC, the One S controllers are wireless or Bluetooth - I also vaguely remember seeing something not long ago about One controllers now being compatible?

Am I right in thinking these are restricted to 1080p?

Spark

The PS4 controller works perfectly. I was playing RE7 on mine and it was … The PS4 controller works perfectly. I was playing RE7 on mine and it was basically like running the game on a PS4 Pro (when network latency wasn't getting in the way). The Xbox One uses proprietary wireless protocols so you would need an adaptor and even then I'm not sure if it would work. Probably too much hassle tbh.



Thanks good to know, I'd not really thought that far ahead oops! luckily PS4 is my controller of choice.
Edited by: "mattlong37051" 22nd Jun

Spark

I have one and it doesn't really work well for me at all tbh. Could be … I have one and it doesn't really work well for me at all tbh. Could be because my gaming PC is on Wi-Fi, I don't know but I'm certainly not going to re-arrange my home or invest in PowerLine adaptors to find out.



Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my PC connected via powerline adapter and the link directly plugged into the router.

Great price, heated. Wish the steam controller would get discounted too though, the link is going for pennies but the controller seems to stick at £30+. I'd like to get one simply for couch gaming on RTS and adventure games that the PC excels at but can't justify £30 just for that....

Guess I could use the Xbox One controller the same way anyway if you could map the mouse pointer to one of the sticks and the L and R click to the face buttons or triggers....

Anyone know if these have had any hardware revisions at all?

I bought one when they first came out and just wondering if it's worth ordering a second.

Excellent device

clarky666

Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be … Can you use this to mirror your actual desktop outwith steam? Would be good to let kids play zsnes emulators on the living room tv.



​Yes you can, I use it to watch movies. all you do is click the power icon on the link menu then select minimise big picture then it will show your desktop. there will be a default controller configuration to move mouse with controller and left click, right click etc

Going for this! Cheers OP, great spot.

I bit the bullet! Thanks OP!

alg

But IIRC, the One S controllers are wireless or Bluetooth - I also … But IIRC, the One S controllers are wireless or Bluetooth - I also vaguely remember seeing something not long ago about One controllers now being compatible?



Xbox 360/One controllers are Bluetooth but they use a bespoke connection protocol IIRC. That's why you need a USB dongle to wirelessly connect an Xbox controller to a PC. I don't think they've changed that for the One S controller but I could be wrong.

uksparky

Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my … Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my PC connected via powerline adapter and the link directly plugged into the router.



You shouldn't have any issues using a wired connection. I have mine down to about 15ms latency which isn't noticable. Plays near enough like I'm sat in front of the PC.

uksparky

Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my … Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my PC connected via powerline adapter and the link directly plugged into the router.


that's how i set mine up and i have had no problems,works great worth every penny

As others have mentioned, warning if you plan to use this in Wifi. Depending on the distance from your PC / Wifi signal it could become virtually impossible to play it. To counter this you should use the ethernet port OR you could get a wifi range extender to boost the signal of your Wifi.

uksparky

Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my … Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my PC connected via powerline adapter and the link directly plugged into the router.



Mine works perfectly well with PC wired to router upstairs and the steam link wireless downstairs. It's a great piece of kit IMO

Alnilam81

Am I right in thinking these are restricted to 1080p?


Yep not the best pic on my 4K OLED tv. Still good piece of kit

uksparky

Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my … Anyone else comment on the recommendations for this? I'll likely have my PC connected via powerline adapter and the link directly plugged into the router.



Wired is the the best way to use Steam Link. Wifi was just too intermittent for my liking. It works pretty well over ethernet with negligible lag. The picture quality does look a little soft compared to playing directly on PC, but it's still perfectly acceptable.

It's £12 ...nothing to lose really.

Spark

Xbox 360/One controllers are Bluetooth but they use a bespoke connection … Xbox 360/One controllers are Bluetooth but they use a bespoke connection protocol IIRC. That's why you need a USB dongle to wirelessly connect an Xbox controller to a PC. I don't think they've changed that for the One S controller but I could be wrong.



Fortunately for everyone you are! Bluetooth Xbox controllers work perfectly with no extra dongles. The original Xbox One controllers use a form of wireless I believe.

I have one of these - the 2016 versions of the Xbox One controllers use standard Bluetooth, and connect to the steamlink just fine. Also have added Kodi as a non-Steam game, as well as the Windows Store games (Gears of War, Forza etc) and they work like a dream.

I use an app called UWPHook to get my Windows Store (Xbox) games into Steam. Google it

Bargain. Also very useful for watching Sky Sports on a TV. Red hot.

Amazing deal. I got one as part of the previous deal, with powerline adaptors works really well. Can even stream Origin game through it with a bit of setting up.

I've got a Xbox One controller with mine and it works great. Shame that they haven't got an offer on the steam controller at the moment as want to try it out.

Are Game getting in early because these may be reduced in the Steam sale later? For those with the £5 Paypal offer waiting to be used, it may be a better deal

bargain ordered cheers op

Original Poster Editor

darynquinn1 m ago

Are Game getting in early because these may be reduced in the Steam sale …Are Game getting in early because these may be reduced in the Steam sale later? For those with the £5 Paypal offer waiting to be used, it may be a better deal


I doubt it mate. The £5 wouldn't even cover the £7.40 P&P Steam charge, unfortunately.


It will take pretty much any controller so whichever is your favourite. Connection options are Bluetooth and USB (or any USB wireless adaptor if a controller uses its own).

There is a great list of what works and what doesn't here - steam.wikia.com/wik…ink

Some options include -

Steam controller - the design is unconventional but it's supposed to be very good once you get used to it (even for games that usually require a keyboard and mouse).
Xbox 360 controllers - wired ones can just plug in, for wireless ones you'll need a USB wireless adaptor. Official ones aren't that expensive but you can also get cheap third party ones for a few quid and I can confirm that those work because that's what I have.
Xbox One controllers - apparently the USB wireless adaptor for these doesn't work natively with the Steam Link, but if you have one of the newer ones (introduced with the Xbox One S last year) they have Bluetooth, so they can just connect to the Steam Link directly. But any Xbox One controller can be used wired with a standard micro USB cable.
PS4 Dual Shock 4 - also works wired with a micro USB cable but they also all have Bluetooth - press the PS button + Share to put it into sync mode.


OdhranC

Any recommendations on what controller would be good for this device?

Spark

I have one and it doesn't really work well for me at all tbh. Could be … I have one and it doesn't really work well for me at all tbh. Could be because my gaming PC is on Wi-Fi, I don't know but I'm certainly not going to re-arrange my home or invest in PowerLine adaptors to find out.

Spark

I have one and it doesn't really work well for me at all tbh. Could be … I have one and it doesn't really work well for me at all tbh. Could be because my gaming PC is on Wi-Fi, I don't know but I'm certainly not going to re-arrange my home or invest in PowerLine adaptors to find out.


I've got a Steam Link connected to my desktop via PowerLine adaptors and can't fault the performance on it, except with maybe a little lag on games like Rocket League, which may be down to things like other people/devices using the network or maybe could be solved by turning picture quality down.
PowerLine performance depends on few things, like which adaptors you get, your router and your house's electrical wiring's quality and layout, so your mileage may vary, but in any case it should be faster than Wi-Fi and with less interference!
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