Steam Link Announced

Valve announces Steam Link, a new product to allow gamers to stream content from a Steam computer to any room in the house, presumably the new living room device they mentioned last week. They promise more details at the GDC, and here's what they say for now: "Steam Machines, Windows PCs, Macs, and Linux PCs will be able to take advantage of a new product announced at GDC called Steam Link. Designed to extend your Steam experience to any room in the house, Steam Link allows you to stream all your Steam content from any PC or Steam Machine on the same home network. Supporting 1080p at 60Hz with low latency, Steam Link will be available this November for $49.99, and available with a Steam Controller for an additional $49.99 in the US (worldwide pricing to be released closer to launch)."
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jdreyer wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 20:13:
So will/can/how do controllers work with the streaming content?

How can the controllers linked to the computer upstairs communicate with the TV downstairs?

Given that you can already do this with their extant client (ie. have Steam logged in on two computers you can stream from one machine to another over your LAN) I'm suspecting this is going to be a USB driven device or micro computer using a thin client SteamOS install. All the heavy lifting will be done on your PC and using something that they've been able to do for about a year (at least) they are now just putting a bow on it and selling it to people. This is actually probably closer to what people want out of a SteamBox than what is being brought to market with that name. As for how, just your wifi. I have been able to play games on my wife's crappy laptop just as smoothly as my PC downstairs and that's running over wifi. Anyhow, time will tell.
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