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.
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Release Date: Nov 10, 2015

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June 14

VirtualHere Introduces Xbox One Wireless Controller Support for Steam Link

Since its release last November, the Steam Link has connected thousands of people to the games they love with in-home streaming, leveraging the power of the PC in another room while gaming comfortably in front of the TV. Thanks to customer feedback, we’ve introduced support for things like 5.1 surround sound, USB headphones, and more. Most recently, we’ve partnered with VirtualHere to introduce add-on support for hundreds of additional USB devices with the use of their app by the same name. VirtualHere lets you operate your remote computer using any number of USB devices directly connected to your Steam Link.

VirtualHere offers other interesting features too, like remote access to software authorization devices, and USB-to-serial conversion. Get ready to dust off that old racing wheel and give it another go!

After running a successful single-device beta test in partnership with Steam Link, VirtualHere is now available for purchase on Steam. If you’ve found the beta as useful as we have, or are interested in giving it a shot, consider supporting VirtualHere with your purchase on Steam.

We are always looking out for ways to make the Steam Link better, and help partners bring you new features, so keep the feedback coming! Your input and ideas will help us continue to experiment, test, and improve all things Steam.

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Stream your games to your TV 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. 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.


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.

Hardware Specifications


  • 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


  • Steam Link
  • Power cable and adapter
  • HDMI 2.0 cable
  • Ethernet cable


  • 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.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Posted: October 12
Works like advertised.
I tried it with games like Elder Scrolls Online and Rocket League and everything was smooth.

- Super easy to install
- Works flawlessly (and it is not wired, I used it on wifi with games like ESO and Rocket League without any lag)
- Gives me both a console and a PC depending on which game I wanna play.
- Couches are so much more confortable than office chairs for long playthrough.
- I prefer my friends in the living room
- I can switch to hockey on tv and play during commercial without moving my fat ♥♥♥.

- Have to work a bit more to play non-steam games (most work well)
- Only 3 controller sockets, you need a Y to play with 4.

Best 50$ I spent recently.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 1
I initially bought this on a whim, mostly because I thought it would be cool to play my PC games on the living room TV. I was a bit skeptical that it would work but so far I've had little to no issues.
Setup was easy and quick. I'm currently using the Link wired through powerline, and it's worked flawlessly. I've experienced no noticable input latency, nor any frame drops or reduced performance due to the streaming.
I've been able to play some single player games as well as local co-op multiplayer games with it and had no problems. There was a small issue where connecting a Steam Controller and a Dualshock 4 controller caused the Link to show them as the same controller, but other than that the Steam Controller and the Dualshock 4 have worked perfectly.
Definitely recommend if you have a wired connection to support it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 16
Had a few problems at first but changed some settings on the computer and bought some better powerline adapters and it now works perfectly. Had fun playing 4 player couch co-op last night without a hitch. Great fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 15
For USD$50 (AUD$66) this embened arm device is great
it does lockup every now and then because it lacks a reset
switch and lacks power off switch/button

It does a great job of streaming your desktop of game
from your Windows PC to this little device . It works
with most wired keyboards and mice at 1080p 60fps

Its just a shame that Valve/Steam REFUSE to sell it
in Australia . Its been out since Oct 2015 and today
in Oct 2016 it still not on sale in our market ....

Australia invented wifi yet Ive seen stories about
some BS why the Steam Link and Steam controller
has issues with WIFI selling it in Australia

Then again AU store sells stuff at USD$20-USD$30
more then USA steam store and often geoblocks
or geo censors games too

Along with steam/valve not supporting a live http
contact help desk or direct email contact.

If you are in a country that you can buy this
I would recommend it

So far no Steam for linux on arm is available
so you cant make your own

I did manage to record Dirt Rally that was played
on an Xbox360 controller on the steam link here

Would be nice to have Steam Link v2 for AUD$55
on AU steam with power button and reset button
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 12
Got this thing for my birthday with my Steam Controller.
Didn't think I was going to find much of a use for it with my (half-♥♥♥♥♥) Steambox leading the charge but it's actually pretty cool.
Tiny little device that almost magically teleports the big-♥♥♥-powerhouse-tower I have in my basement to any TV in the house.

Only one complaint. The power adapter. It's too big. With a little mucking about I found that the Link is perfectly happy running on only 5V1A... coming from the usb wall-wart... over the usb power cable I made... comes out to about half the size... perfect for the carrying case I found for it and my controller...

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8
Works exactly as advertised, tested with witcher 3 and saw no obvious drops in quality while running at 1080p 60fps.

pc wired to BT homehub
steam link over wifi to homehub, approximately 5 metres
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 2
Replaces the itch I feel for a console but with the greatness of Steam. Great device.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 5
Originally I was upset that this thing wouldn't work "properly" because I wanted it to operate on WiFi, expecting that putting next to my router would make it work. Apparently I don't understand technopoly. A wired connection is highly suggested and I took that. It streamed my PC quite well, but then there was another problem: horrible input lag! Every game felt heavy to play what with it taking almost a second to register my button inputs.

I thought that maybe it was the Steam Link itself that was the problem because why should it lag even when it was in its own menu not streaming something from my PC? After a pointless exchange for another one at the game store nearby, tinkering with all my TV settings, Steam's In-Home Streaming settings, along with the Steam Link's streaming settings--I realized that all I had to do was switch my TV's scene setting to Games.

Herpa derp!

That's all I had to do.

So if you have an HDTV, super big screen and all, and you experience some heavy latency, all you need to do is switch your scene settings to gaming to get rid of the input lag. Now that I have solved that issue, it plays quite well, and may have a few lag hiccups every few minutes. It's best to either have your PC wired to your router, or your laptop close to it. So far the inputs are almost instantaneous, maybe the tiniest unnoticable millisecond, but not game breaking anymore. Make sure to also change your resolution settings if you play any games that require a mouse cursor as the difference between your TV and PC screen size might cause innaccurate cursor placing.

The only issue I have left to solve is the audio delay which happens almost a second too late, but that's fine. I don't play any rhythm games so I'll be good. As long as I can play my games without my timed button mashing doesn't get slowed down, I'm good. I highly suggest this product. It's only $40 right now and works quite well. Not a replacement for an HDMI cable as it requires you having to open Steam first to connect to your PC, and then minimize the app to access the rest of your PC, but for your gaming needs it delivers as it promises: to bring your PC games to your living room.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 12
This hardware is great for nearly any game. And many people have already added schemes for games that were designed for keyboards. Simple and easy to use. 10/10 Would purchase again for a friend.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 19
Heard about this online, And had to try it. Gamestop had it on sale for 35$, so I snagged it up. I'm a hardcore gamer, so we already had an ethernet based network in our home(wifi doesn't cut it when you're looking at ping). This thing worked great out of the box. You can plug in either a corded xbox 360/xbox one controller or get the usb dongle from microsoft for using xbox-one/360 controllers on PC, and use wireless controllers. It comes with an HDMI cable with a decent length. It has 3 usb ports on the device, but I bet a USB hub would work to add a few more ports. A bonus feature of the Steam Link, and Steam itself, is that you can add other games to the Steam Library, and launch them from Steam and stream them to your PC. I've purchased games from Origin and GOG, these were easily added and played via the Steam Link. You can also connect a portable keyboard & mouse(or a wired one), Bluetooth(may require a bluetooth dongle plugged into the SteamLink, not sure) or otherwise, and play games requiring a mouse and keyboard on your TV. Playing league of Legends in my Living Room at the coffee table while eating breakfast has never been so easy.
So.... YES! Buy the Steam Link. As long as you have a stable ethernet connection between your PC and the Steam link, you're good to go. Wifi with this device sucks(but it does have in-built wifi support), but other reviews say a PowerPlug-Ethernet Adapter works as a solution if you can't run ethernet cords all over your house. Oh yeah, you can also browse the web from Big Picture mode in Steam and watch Youtube Videos from it streaming from ur PC to the TV. I've also managed to watch a few internet videos over it, although true HD seems to stutter a bit sometimes.
It's a steal for 35$, and still a quality buy for 50$. The games will still run on your PC, it won't magically run the games for you, but it can make gaming with the family/friends a lot more accessible on the PC.
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Posted: October 26
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Posted: October 26
Worthless piece of crap. Might as well use a HDMI cable to connect to the TV. Costantly crashes and have to restart.
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Posted: October 26
Works great but sometimes it messes up my cp
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Anal about anal
Posted: October 25
Product received for free
This is good
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Posted: October 24
I would NOT recommend this at all. I had it for a day and shipped it back. The latency lag is really bad ( don't even attempt to play FPS games) way to much lad and response time issues. You are better of running and HDMI cable from your machine to a TV screen ( pretty much the same principal ( HDMI cable does NOT have the Latency issues ) But of course if you are a controller type player ( and do NOT want to use a xbox or other PC windows compatible controller) then maybe you may want to check this out just for the "STEAM Controller" support. But in my honest OPINION rhis is NOT WORTH the MONEY to but at all.
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Posted: October 24
I get black screen flickering consistently when I use Steam Link. I hear it's a problem with AMD, which I have, and that Nvidia is usally okay.
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Posted: October 24
I've been using the Steam Link for months now. I've held off doing a review until I had plenty of time to test it's performance.

I have an Asus RT-AC68U router and tried the Link with both gigabit ethernet and wireless AC. On both wired and wireless the performance is flawless for me using the Beautiful preset with Unlimited bandwidth.

I have 2 Steam Controllers and 2 Xbox 360 wireless controllers connected to the Link, all of which work with no issues.

Setting up the link was the easiest thing to do. Just connect it via HDMI to my TV, turn it on and connect it to the network. From there it detects Steam running on my PC the other side of my house and BOOM, ready to rock.

Some of the games I have tested are: Rise of the Tomb Raider, DOOM 2016, Rocket League, DIRT3, F1 2012, GTA V, Dishonored, Bad Company 2, Crysis, Gauntlet, etc.

There were no issues with latency or framerate and no input lag of any kind. Performance and quality was butter smooth. So smooth, in fact, that I left the Link connected via wireless AC as it was more than capable of handling the connection requirements.

Using the Steam Controller with it is a fantastic experience, allowing me to use the gyro controls for games like DIRT3 and F1 2012. With the 4 controllers connected there were zero issues with controllers for games like Gang Beasts and Gauntlet, even with friends over hogging the couch.

Overall using the Link has been a fantastic experience. After reading some of the negative reviews on here I really don't understand why some people are saying it's awful and has latency, etc - I have experienced none of these symptoms at all.

If you want to be able to chill out on the couch and play some games without having to build another small gaming PC or run a long HDMI cable, then I wholeheartedly recommend the Link. Yes, alongside the Steam Controller, getting it running in the sweet spot may require some tinkering to get the settings right to suit your network setup. But after that it's just a breeze.

For now, having the Link has allowed me to relax and enjoy games in my Library that I simply would not have enjoyed slouching at my desk and playing - instead, I can pop on the couch and give them a whirl.

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Posted: October 24
it is verry cool to play pc games in the liveing room
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Posted: October 23
Awesome device when using on a wired network (on Wifi it works ok)
I would reccommend the Link to anyone who wants to stream their games to their TV.

I have actually put my Gaming/Work PC into the Basement (where it can be as loud and hot as it wants) plugged in a HDMI dummy and Lan cable, and use it exclusively for streaming. The cool thing is, I also stream my CAD program to my (completely underpowered) notebook like this ;)

Anyway - the Steam Link is a really powerful and convenient little device (For anyone who is wondering: the lag is actually around 10ms lower than streaming to another PC ... so almost not noticeable - I get around 20-25ms)
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Posted: October 22
Let me answer the questions I had when I bought this:

- Does this work with WiFi? -
Not recommended that everything be on WiFi, but it's working just fine with the Link on WiFi and the computer on ethernet.

- Does it work with non-Steam games? -
Yes!... if you add them to your steam library (under your "Games" menu) If you're not in Steam itself, sort of simulates a mouse with the analog sticks (I assume that's how the steam controller works)

- What controllers does it work with? -
Works just fine with 360, Xbone, and Dualshock 4 controllers, without the need for third-party.

- How well does it run? -
Weirdly, it seems to vary with each game. GTA V runs great, Dark Souls III runs okay, Shadow of Mordor has had almost unbearable stutters. (all of these are a relatively steady 60hz on my rig) I don't understand this technology super well, so maybe somebody else gets why this is.

Got it on sale for $35, and I don't regret it at all. Love playing certain games on the TV, and that's one less thing to consider when deciding on a PC or Console version. It's up to you how much that convenience is worth.
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