Steam Link - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

Steam Link

Valve’s Steam Link box (which lets you stream your PC library to another TV or monitor in a different room in your house) is cheap as chips right now, going for a mere 2 / $2.50 in the Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale. That’s a whopping 95% off. It would almost be rude not to, really.

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Samsung and Valve have worked together to create a Steam Link app specially designed and optimized for the Samsung Galaxy family of devices. It is now available from Galaxy Apps in the US and Korea, with more countries coming soon.

The Steam Link for Galaxy app requires the following:
  • A computer running Steam, Windows 7 or newer, Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer, SteamOS, or Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
  • A wireless router running at 5 GHz
  • A Steam Controller running the latest Bluetooth firmware, a Microsoft Xbox One S Controller connected via Bluetooth, or other supported controller.

Supported Samsung Galaxy devices:
  • Galaxy S7, S7 edge
  • Galaxy S8, S8+
  • Galaxy S9, S9+
  • Galaxy Note 8

If you are viewing this from your Samsung Galaxy, you can click this link to install:
http://apps.samsung.com/appquery/appDetail.as?appId=com.sec.android.app.galaxy.steamlink

Please post feedback in the Samsung Galaxy forum:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/353380/discussions/5/
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Apple have rejected the iOS version of Valve’s Steam Link app, the doodad which lets people play their Steam games on pocket telephones and digislates, after initially approving it. Valve have appealed the rejection and been shot down, so this is probably the end unless Apple have a change of heart. If you’ve been hoping to park in bed playing Slay The Spire on your iPad, hard luck. The app is still available on Android doodads, mind. (more…)

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We have released the Steam Link app on Android in beta form:
https://store.steampowered.com/steamlink/about

Please provide feedback on the Steam Link Android forum:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/353380/discussions/4/
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

Steam Link

Valve’s Steam Link app – a beta version, at least – has rolled out onto Android, with an iOS version soon to follow. Now folks with any kind of modern tablet, phone or other free-roaming screen will be able to play their PC games library anywhere in the house through the power of low-latency video streaming, assuming your home Wi-fi is up to par.

You’ll need a relatively recent phone or tablet to get the most out of this, and ideally a Steam Controller or two (which recently was updated to play nicer with iOS), but at the price of free, it’s hard to complain.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

Steam

When Valve practically started giving away Steam Link boxes for little more than price-of-postage, I assumed that the company was stepping away from the concept of in-home streamed gaming. Today’s announcement suggests the idea is very much alive and well at Valve: soon you’ll be able to play games from your Steam library through most iOS and Android devices via an official and free Steam Link app.

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Steam Link - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Byrne)

Steam Link

Just when you thought Valve’s Steam Link box (which lets you play your PC stuff streamed to your TV in another room) couldn’t get any cheaper than it did a few months ago, Gamestop has the deal of all deals for those in the US right now. Available now for just $5 on its own, it would almost be rude not to, really.

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Samsung has released a free Steam Link app for their 2016 and 2017 Smart TVs.

Connect your Steam Link-compatible Samsung TV to your 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.

Samsung Smart TV owners can find the app by searching for “Steam” in the Smart Hub app store.

Please make sure that your TV firmware is updated to the latest version for the best experience.

Supported Controllers:
  • Steam Controller
  • Xbox 360 wired and wireless
  • Xbox One wired
  • Logitech F510/F710
For more information, please read the Samsung announcement here:
https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-brings-steam-link-game-app-for-smart-tv-users
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.>

Despite not having previously felt as thought I needed one, I picked a Steam Link dirt-cheap in the sales, more out of curiosity than anything else. It’s pretty good – unless you try to use it over WiFi. … [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Valve invited our mate Ian Video Games to their Steam Dev Days conference this week because “they recognise his genius potential”, or so he’d have you believe. Suspicious sorts have observed that the never-before-mentioned ‘twin brother’ housesitting to water Ian’s plants looks just like him, down to the same red wine stain on his jeans, with a stick-on moustache. Other say that the tweets and photos he’s ‘sending back’ from Seattle look suspiciously like tweets from actual developers who are actually there. No matter. Either way, Valve have been gabbing about prototype new Vive motion controllers, Steam Links included with Samsung televisions, and other Steamstuff. … [visit site to read more]

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