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Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers

Valve's Steam Link hardware might be dead, but Steam Link as a service is getting a pretty major upgrade.

If Steam Link Anywhere sounds like your cup of tea, you take it for a spin now.

As the dream of cloud-based gaming comes closer to becoming a reality, Valve has gained new enthusiasm for the idea of players accessing their bountiful Steam libraries while being away from their PC's. First and foremost is that users need 'a good upload speed' on the network hosting the stream and 'a good network connection' on the one receiving it - neither of which has been quantified in terms of minimal speeds or latencies by Valve.

Less glamorous than cross-network gameplay, the boring-sounding news about the addition of new APIs to the Steamworks SDK is actually quite notable: The extensions give developers access to Steam's network backbone and packet management skills - honed via its DOTA 2 and Counterstrike: Global Offensive experience - for multiplayer games. This was only really useful for those times when you want to play a game on your couch.

Valve extend Steam Link out of the home and networking API to all developers

Valve just announced that its Steam Link Anywhere software is now in open beta testing on Android, Raspberry Pi and Steam Link devices. Go to the Steam Link computer settings and select "Other Computer".

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. For Android users you need to be on the beta version that is from March of this year.

The platform is compatible with the Steam Link and any device running the Steam Link application.

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