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Steam Link Device Quietly Discontinued by Valve

Steam Link Device Quietly Discontinued by Valve

by Aiman MaulanaNovember 22, 2018
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Steam Link Device Quietly Discontinued by Valve

Steam Link Device Quietly Discontinued by Valve

The Steam Link device was a very nifty, innovative tool which got a number of gamers interested. Instead of playing Steam games on your PC / laptop or a dedicated Steam Machine, it allows gamers to stream their games from those machines and straight to their TVs.

For those of you who may not be aware of this, it may be something interesting enough that you might want to find one for yourself. Unfortunately, Valve has confirmed that the last of their devices will soon be gone.

According to their website:

The supply of physical Steam Link hardware devices is sold out in Europe and almost sold out in the US.

Moving forward, Valve intends to continue supporting the existing Steam Link hardware as well as distribution of the software versions of Steam Link, available for many leading smart phones, tablets and televisions. Click here to find out more about the Steam Link App.

As this post mentions, an app with the same name allows Steam users to stream their games onto their mobile devices. Unfortunately for iOS users, there were issues that came up when it needed to be approved by Apple so unless that gets resolved, it won’t be coming there.

It’s no surprised that Steam would focus more on the app itself rather than a physical hardware, especially given the fact that the Steam Link device itself never really took off. An app would be easier to manage and with far less risk in terms of potential losses.

Valve appears to be giving the hardware one last hoorah, with an absurd discount going down all the way to USD $2.50. At the very least, it would be a great addition to any collector of gaming items regardless of its use.

Pokdepinion: Well, I’m not actually surprised as no one really talked about when it was first announced.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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