Valve Discontinues Steam Link Streaming Hardware

Yolanda Curtis
November 21, 2018

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In order to use the Steam Link, your desktop PC still had to be running and connected to the Link through either Wi-Fi or ethernet.

The biggest reason for the phasing out is likely the Steam Link app that is available on Android OS and some Samsung smart displays. But it didn't say it would release new Steam Link hardware or manufacture additional units if, say, this announcement sparks a purchase frenzy. It allows wired and wireless connections to your local network so that you can stream Steam games from a gaming PC or laptop to a connected TV screen.

Steam Link is being discontinued, according to an announcement from Valve, along with news the hardware is sold out in Europe and nearly in the US.

What just happened? It's the end of the road for Steam Link, another failed hardware initiative from Valve. Moving forward, Valve has stated that it, "intends to continue supporting the existing Steam Link hardware as well as distribution of the software versions of Steam Link, available for many leading smartphones, tablets, and televisions".

It's possible that the Steam Link isn't selling enough to warrant continued support.

The $50 device had been regularly on sale for as little as a few dollars and bundled alongside various games.

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