Steam Link £2 (Price does not include shipping: approximately £7.40 for mainland UK)
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Steam Link £2 (Price does not include shipping: approximately £7.40 for mainland UK)

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Refreshed 22nd Jun (Posted 21st Jun)
Steam Link hardware is reduced from £39.99 to £2 as part of the Steam Summer Sale.

Please note this price does not include shipping* which is likely to be up to £7.40 for the UK.
Delivery is estimated to take 4-8 business days.


This allows you to play your Steam games from your PC on to any TV on the same home network. Performance isn't fantastic for many users (I have one myself and I've honestly never had an issue) and in some instances you might be better off just running a long HDMI cable but for this price it might be worth a try.

"Play your Steam games on any TV in the house with Steam Link. Setup is easy. Just connect your Steam Link to your TV and home network, where it will automatically discover any computer running Steam. Then grab a controller and play your collection of games from the comfort of your couch."

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 favourite 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.

Overview
  • 1080p resolution at 60 FPS
  • Wired 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet and Wireless 802.11ac 2x2 (MIMO) networking abilities
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • HDMI out
  • 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

In-box
  • Steam Link
  • Power cable and adapter
  • HDMI 2.0 cable
  • Ethernet cable

Requirements
  • A host computer running SteamOS, or Steam Big Picture Mode on Windows Vista or newer, Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer, Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or newer.
  • A TV or display capable of running at 720p or 1080p resolution
  • Any of the input devices listed above
  • Home network connectivity to both Steam Link and host computer. Wired network strongly recommended.

*Shipping costs
Shipping costs are calculated once the address is put in for your order. The amount depends on the shipping location, which hardware was ordered, and how many total devices were in the order.

If you are ordering more than one Steam Hardware device in your cart purchase, then those items will be shipped together with a reduced bundled shipping cost.
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Can't I just run a long HDMI cable to my tv?
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Can't I just run a long HDMI cable to my tv?
Can ps4/ xbox controls connect direct to this?
Pretty good but has been cheaper in the past from Game I think. Wish you could get the controllers this kind of price, they never get discounted much. Think Valve made way too many of the links as the prices just seem to keep falling. Wonder if its a stock clearance for a newer model as in 2018 you would think they would have one that could do 4K (this can't).
Leedavis19871 m ago

Can ps4/ xbox controls connect direct to this?


Yes, I have used them with Steam link no problem.
anewman2 m ago

Can't I just run a long HDMI cable to my tv?


You could do that although with the Steam Link you can plug peripherals in to it directly, with an HDMI cable these would still need to be connected to the PC which might be an issue depending on distance.
Leedavis19872 m ago

Can ps4/ xbox controls connect direct to this?


The Steam Link does have USB ports for connecting peripherals, I know first hand that XBox One controllers are compatible, I believe PS4 controllers are as well.
anewman3 m ago

Can't I just run a long HDMI cable to my tv?


if you have a smart tv you can use the app, my midrange 2017 samsung has it...
ST31231 m ago

Pretty good but has been cheaper in the past from Game I think. Wish you …Pretty good but has been cheaper in the past from Game I think. Wish you could get the controllers this kind of price, they never get discounted much. Think Valve made way too many of the links as the prices just seem to keep falling. Wonder if its a stock clearance for a newer model as in 2018 you would think they would have one that could do 4K (this can't).


Yes, the Steam Link does go on offer fairly regularly, I believe this is the best price at current although the delivery cost does spoil that somewhat.
pooley19777 m ago

if you have a smart tv you can use the app, my midrange 2017 samsung has …if you have a smart tv you can use the app, my midrange 2017 samsung has it...


Yes, this is available on selected Samsung Smart TVs and there is a beta Steam Link app available that runs on Android so Smart TVs that run Android as the operating system may support the app.
Edited by: "Chris5626" 21st Jun
PS3 controller works with it over bluetooth. Buying one!
or use the Steamlink app on you favourite Apple iOS devce, oh wait...
powerbrick3 m ago

or use the Steamlink app on you favourite Apple iOS devce, oh wait...


Yes unfortunately Apple blocked the initial iOS app although they have recently made some changes to their rules including updated guidelines for mirroring apps, furthermore Steam have apparently continued to work on the iOS app so it could be that it does become available for iOS at some stage.
anewman28 m ago

Can't I just run a long HDMI cable to my tv?


This is the best method.
I wouldn't even pee on it if it were on fire. Excuse my French. It's just the worst gadget ever.
Disgusted!! I spent a whole 4 quid on mine.

And have barely used it in anger since.

Nowhere near as "snappy" via the Steam link as it is on the PC. Only tried a few games. But things like GONNER, Downwell etc, which are not high end games by any stretch, have nowhere near the same feel on this.
Edited by: "gozo" 21st Jun
is the delivery actually £7.40?!
gozo3 m ago

Disgusted!! I spent a whole 4 quid on mine. And have barely used it in …Disgusted!! I spent a whole 4 quid on mine. And have barely used it in anger since.Nowhere near as "snappy" via the Steam link as it is on the PC. Only tried a few games. But things like GONNER, Downwell etc, which are not high end games by any stretch, have nowhere near the same feel on this.


It definitely seems that you are either lucky or unlucky with the performance with the Steam Link.

I suppose on the plus side at least you got a perfectly good HDMI cable and Ethernet cable
Just to add, if anyone is after a Steam Controller there are a range of offers available on the Controller as well including a bundle with the Steam Link.

store.steampowered.com/app…er/
DJ_REMREM16 m ago

is the delivery actually £7.40?!


I bought one about 3 months back and I believe the shipping was about half that.

Shipping costs are calculated once the address is put in for your order. The amount depends on the shipping location, which hardware was ordered, and how many total devices were in the order.

If you are ordering more than one Steam Hardware device in your cart purchase, then those items will be shipped together with a reduced bundled shipping cost.
Edited by: "Chris5626" 21st Jun
Recommended only if used with a wired network. Based on my experience, WiFi is not great. I paid a tenner for mine from game and I'm pleased with it.
Chris56267 m ago

It definitely seems that you are either lucky or unlucky with the …It definitely seems that you are either lucky or unlucky with the performance with the Steam Link. I suppose on the plus side at least you got a perfectly good HDMI cable and Ethernet cable


You do indeed. But I am using it via Ethernet, so shouldn't have the same performance issues as Wi-Fi punters.

There's no way the Steam link can replicate the full PC performance though. It is still an incredible little gadget. I just haven't had the inclination to use it.

My idea was to hook it up to my TV, which is linked to my hi-fi, so I could enjoy great soundtracks. Hasn't quite happened sadly.
£7.40 delivery? Does it come hand delivered by Gabe himself?
m.ad3 m ago

£7.40 delivery? Does it come hand delivered by Gabe himself?


Mine did, sadly he delivered the wrong item, some game called Half Life 3 so I sent it back and he came out with a replacement

In all seriousness though the shipping might be cheaper than this for you, they quote £7.40 as a potential delivery cost but the actual delivery cost is calculated once you put in your address (before you make payment). I purchased mine about 4 months back and the delivery was only a few £.
Edited by: "Chris5626" 21st Jun
sonofgojira21 m ago

I wouldn't even pee on it if it were on fire. Excuse my French. It's just …I wouldn't even pee on it if it were on fire. Excuse my French. It's just the worst gadget ever.


What an informative review, you must do this for a living. What magazine do you write for? Which column?
Edited by: "powerbrick" 21st Jun
Chris56266 m ago

Mine did, sadly he delivered the wrong item, some game called Half Life 3 …Mine did, sadly he delivered the wrong item, some game called Half Life 3 so I sent it back and he came out with a replacement In all seriousness though the shipping might be cheaper than this for you, they quote £7.40 as a potential delivery cost but the actual delivery cost is calculated once you put in your address (before you make payment). I purchased mine about 4 months back and the delivery was only a few £.


For this deal, the delivery cost will be the same for anybody in Britain.
Has anyone actually bought one and can tell us what the shipping cost at checkout actually is? Why are we speculating? They aren't going to quote £6 for Southampton and £5 for London.... It is going to be a set delivery fee guys.
Edited by: "Firefly1" 21st Jun
Firefly112 m ago

For this deal, the delivery cost will be the same for anybody in …For this deal, the delivery cost will be the same for anybody in Britain.Has anyone actually bought one and can tell us what the shipping cost at checkout actually is? Why are we speculating? They aren't going to quote £6 for Southampton and £5 for London.... It is going to be a set delivery fee guys.


I'll see if I can find my original order details [Update below], however you can check the shipping cost by putting one in your basket and going to check out, the delivery cost will be shown after you put your address in, you can then use that to make a more informed decision as to whether you want to purchase.

The only reason I could think where the costs might vary are:
1 - If it changes who delivers it.
2 - If you don't live on the mainland.
3 - You order other items with it.

*Update* looks like I paid £3 delivery back in March however the Steam Link was at full price then so don't know if the shipping cost was lower because of the price of the item, where in the UK I live or the delivery company used.
Edited by: "Chris5626" 21st Jun
DJ_REMREM35 m ago

is the delivery actually £7.40?!


At present this is still £39.99 at GAME however they might reduce their price, keep an eye on game.co.uk/en/…924 to see if they do lower theirs, might take the sting out of the shipping cost.
As if I paid full price for this back when it came out
domosborne581 m ago

As if I paid full price for this back when it came out


Lol you got robbed
Has anyone attempted to connect a Logitech steering wheel to this?
singh4king4 m ago

Has anyone attempted to connect a Logitech steering wheel to this?


I haven't any first hand experience but I'm sure I've come across posts from people saying that they have. I'll take a look and try and find out for definite.

*Update* you might want to check the model specifically, it looks like some wheels work fine as just plug in and play, for some people are recommending downloading a program called VirtualHere. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Edited by: "Chris5626" 21st Jun
Just wanted to add that this is my first deal posted on this site so would appreciate any feedback, I've tried to provide sufficient detail about both the offer and the product.

Also, just to add, I know that the product isn't going to suit everyone but I figured £39.99 to £2 was a pretty good deal if this is something that you want, IMO it isn't even a terrible price for the HDMI cable and the Ethernet cable that you get in the box but I fully acknowledge that there are alternatives that might be better in certain situations and am not suggesting otherwise.
Chris56269 m ago

I haven't any first hand experience but I'm sure I've come across posts …I haven't any first hand experience but I'm sure I've come across posts from people saying that they have. I'll take a look and try and find out for definite.*Update* you might want to check the model specifically, it looks like some wheels work fine as just plug in and play, for some people are recommending downloading a program called VirtualHere. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


Thanks BUD... It seems you need to purchase virtual hub software at 50USD
m.ad40 m ago

£7.40 delivery? Does it come hand delivered by Gabe himself?


No, Comes on the same van as Overclockers.
singh4king5 m ago

Thanks BUD... It seems you need to purchase virtual hub software at 50USD


Sorry to hear that.

I don't know if this is what you need or not to get it to work but on their website it looks like there is a trial edition, the restriction being you can only use with 1 device but that might not be an issue in your case. Link HERE. Any good for you?
powerbrick41 m ago

What an informative review, you must do this for a living. What magazine …What an informative review, you must do this for a living. What magazine do you write for? Which column?


The one that's used this item n one that wants to stop people wasting money. Just cause it's cheap don't mean u should buy one. Many thanks n perhaps maybe get a sense of humor
sonofgojira4 m ago

The one that's used this item n one that wants to stop people wasting …The one that's used this item n one that wants to stop people wasting money. Just cause it's cheap don't mean u should buy one. Many thanks n perhaps maybe get a sense of humor


Perhaps you should get a new keyboard.

How would we know that you had ever owned one with the drivel you wrote?
Edited by: "powerbrick" 21st Jun
powerbrick6 m ago

Perhaps you should get a new keyboard.How would we know that you had ever …Perhaps you should get a new keyboard.How would we know that you had ever owned one with the drivel you wrote?


Give it a rest mate. Move one. Seriously it ain't a big deal.
In my experience the Steam Link is extremely poor via WiFi, you'd need at least 100mb Broadband (also connect through a 5ghz channel).

If you don't have the above then you'll need to buy some power line adapters, if you're planning on using it in different rooms in the house. If it's for the same room in the house, just use a long hdmi cable (much better quality).
Yep, the £7.40 'estimate' is correct.

Far too much IMHO; I didn't proceed with the order. (I've already got one anyhow (cheeky))
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