Question: What TVs Have Steam Link?

The hardware is dead, but the software lives on in phones and smart TVs.

Valve’s Steam Link, the wondrous black box that beamed games from your PC to your TV, is dead.

“The supply of physical Steam Link hardware devices is sold out in Europe and almost sold out in the US,” the company posted on Steam..

Valve quietly discontinued the Steam Link in November 2018, in favor of supporting its software-based Steam Link application for mobile devices, smart televisions, and a software package for the Raspberry Pi.

While in Big Picture Mode, select the ‘Settings’ icon from the top right section of the client. From here, select the ‘Controller’ menu. Then select ‘Add Steam Controller’ and follow the on-screen pairing instructions. Once paired, plug the wireless receiver into the Samsung TV to navigate the Steam Link application.

Make sure that your PC is wired to your router. … Move your equipment for a better signal. … Remove other sources of interference. … Tune your network for best performance. … Update your router firmware. … Set streaming quality to “Balanced” or “Fast” in streaming settings. … Tune your streaming bandwidth. … Upgrade your network hardware.

You simply need to be logged in to Steam (using the same account and network) on both devices, whether they be mobile or desktop. You don’t need the beta client for in-home streaming, by the way. With your host Windows PC (where the game streams from) and your stream destination (Android phone, another PC, etc.)

You can still buy the Steam Link on its own or a bundle that includes the Steam controller through the Steam storefront. The Steam Link costs $49.99, while the bundle is 10 percent off at $89.98. Valve has previously sold the Steam Link at clearance prices — as low as $2.50 — to move hardware.

The Steam Link app is available now on the Google Play Store, and you can install it on Android phones, Chromebooks with Android app support, and televisions or set-top boxes running Android TV.

There will always be a little bit of latency (or “lag”) with the Steam Link because the games you’re playing are actually running on your computer. However, there are ways to minimize the latency and make the stream perform better. … Connect the Steam Link to your router using an Ethernet cable.

The Link offers practically lag-free gaming in crisp 1080p, 60 fps, and is reliable enough to play Twitch-tastic games like Nidhogg, Duck Game, and Speedrunners, not to mention competitive fighting games, so long as your router can handle it.

The Steam Link app is a replacement for Valve’s dedicated Steam Link hardware, which was quietly discontinued late last year after its late 2015 debut. Game streaming through Steam is also available on Android devices and any computer running the Steam client.

Can you play Steam games on Smart TV?

You can now play PC games on your 4K Samsung Smart TV without having to buy a Steam Link device. Instead, just install the Steam Link app from the Samsung App Store and you’re good to go. … You can play your games using a Steam Controller (although PC Gamer also managed to hook up a Xbox 360 pad).