Steam Link beta now lets players stream their PC games anywhere

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Mar 15, 2019 at 2:31 AM.

  1. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    13
    GBAtemp Patron
    gnmmarechal is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Jul 13, 2014
    Portugal
    https://gs2012.xyz
    I'll give it a try when I get home.
     
  2. Runehasa

    Runehasa GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Oct 12, 2007
    United States
    Ohio
    Anyone know how to pair a windows pc to my steam host at home?
     
  3. WiiHomebrew+Snes

    WiiHomebrew+Snes GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    May 4, 2016
    United States
    Remote play is free, unless I somehow payed for it without knowing. Playstation now costs money because it comes with games, and they're streaming from sonys hardware not yours.
     
  4. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Member
    8
    Nov 27, 2013
    Italy
    but instead $ony give you backward compatibility, you have to pay twice for ps2/3 games you already own.
     
    Last edited by leon315, Mar 15, 2019 at 1:34 PM
  5. Nerdtendo

    Nerdtendo Your friendly neighborhood idiot

    Member
    7
    Sep 29, 2016
    United States
    I'm out of town. Anyone test this and have results?
     
  6. WiiHomebrew+Snes

    WiiHomebrew+Snes GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    May 4, 2016
    United States
    Ok, name a current platform with full backwards compatibility. None of them, unless you count emulation, which you don't since you don't count the virtual ps2/3 games. Only thing I could think of is maybe mobile.

    But that has nothing to do with its streaming service.
     
    Last edited by WiiHomebrew+Snes, Mar 15, 2019 at 3:21 PM
  7. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Member
    10
    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    Xbox One...
     
  8. WiiHomebrew+Snes

    WiiHomebrew+Snes GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    4
    May 4, 2016
    United States
    >full backwards compatibility

    Which the xbox one doesn't have, as well as

    >unless you count emulation

    which is what the xbox one does.
     
    Last edited by WiiHomebrew+Snes, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:44 PM
  9. kassemmel

    kassemmel Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Feb 7, 2015
    Australia
    Has anyone looked on how that works? I suppose there's a rendezvous server to initiate the connection but Valve is always pretty vague when it comes to details.
    Anyway this makes it easier for non technical people. Steam link was not limited to home networks, it just required a couple of ports to be forwarded to make it work from anywhere which isn't necessary anymore.
    I've played quite a bit on my Raspberry remotely. Latency was actually pretty decent, at least for the games I played where it didn't really matter (DQ11 for example). This was a wired pi and a wired PC though. I also tested it on my tablet over LTE which was OK as well...but 20Mbit of videostreaming gets done with my 15GB of data pretty quickly
     
    Last edited by kassemmel, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:46 PM
  10. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Member
    8
    Nov 27, 2013
    Italy
    how to ''Update your Steam Client to the beta build''??

    I couldn't find ''Update your Steam Client'' anyware...
     
  11. Akdul

    Akdul GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Nov 17, 2006
    Mexico
    Mexico City
    Perfect timing for this, I was able to play Valkyria Chronicles and Shadow of the Tomb Raider on my cellphone from my hotel room (about 185 km/114 miles away from my home PC) over the weekend. I was really surprised at how well it worked, game streaming is indeed the future.

    I still can't get used to touch controls though (I know you can use a controller, didn't have one with me though).

    You have to enable it under Account (Settings)

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —


    It worked pretty well for me, I have 8 Mbps of upload speed at home, the hotel room had 6 Mbps of download speed.
     
Loading...