Valve releases Steam Link Anywhere for PC

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Now, just ahead of GDC next week, Valve has announced "Steam Link Anywhere", which will allow you to stream your PC games, well, anywhere.

Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers
Steam Now Lets You Stream Games From Anywhere

In all these cases, however, Steam In-Home Streaming has one major disadvantage, and it's right there in the name: The streaming can only happen in the home, on a local area network - preferably wired, Valve's recommendations explain, to prevent bandwidth starvation and latency issues.

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Steam Link running on Android with the touch controls enabled rather than a paired controller.

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Update: Dec. 20, 2018 - Valve is no longer selling the Steam Link hardware, but it will continue to update and support the Steam Link app going forward. The app is now in "early beta", with availability on Android and the Raspberry Pi- those who did buy Steam Link hardware will also get access to this functionality.

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The update is set to hit Steam Link hardware and apps today, though it'll require users to opt into a beta build dated March 13 or later. After that, all you need to do according to Valve is add a new computer and select "Other Computer" and then follow the pairing instructions that appear before you're ready to get to playing. Steam Link Anywhere is a new service and it greatly expands upon the previous functionality of Steam Link for Android. They might be throttling production of the handy Steam Link device, but the software lives on - and you can use that to stream games "from any computer running Steam". Part of this is better development tools, but more importantly, Valve are letting developers route network traffic through Steam's own infrastructure now.

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