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Along with finally releasing the Linux client of the Steam Link app, Valve has also been making steady improvements to Steam Link and Remote Play Together.

For some quick reminders:

  • Remote Play Together allows you to host a game for others to join, they don't need to own it. Good for turning local multiplayer titles into an online game with friends.
  • Steam Link is the application that lets you stream games from one PC to another device, and now with Invite Anyone people without a Steam account can join you in Remote Play Together.

Do note, you're going to want to be in the Steam Client Beta to get the most up to date features.

For Remote Play Together - Invite Anyone, you need to send a link from your friends list in the Steam Overlay to others which they use to join through the Steam Link app. Valve has already done a quick improvement on that to allow you to make as many invites as you want now for many people to join you, providing the game supports multiple players and your network bandwidth can handle it.

Valve also mentioned in an email that the Steam Link app itself has also recently been upgraded, to allow streaming at 90FPS and 120FPS across all platforms. You can find the setting in the advanced menu.

Nice to see such gradual and continuos improvements to some of the most interesting features of the Steam universe.

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Tags: Apps, Steam, Valve
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Cheers, that's the music to my ears. The streaming tech in gaming is wonderful.
cdnr1 3 Mar
so now we only need vr streaming
M@GOid 3 Mar
Too bad my upload speed is only 10% of the download speed (12mbits). The other side gets lots of stuttering.
Salvatos 3 Mar
What’s the change for Remote Play Together?
Liam Dawe 3 Mar
Quoting: SalvatosWhat’s the change for Remote Play Together?
The multiple invite links, mentioned in the article. Invite Anyone is a feature of Remote Play Together.
edenist 4 Mar
I really wish valve would release a steam-link program for linux. Not full blown steam, just a client that I can run on a lite-laptop that will stream from my big box.

Didn't they release a version for armv6/raspian at some stage?
Quoting: edenistI really wish valve would release a steam-link program for linux. Not full blown steam, just a client that I can run on a lite-laptop that will stream from my big box.

I'm confused, isn't this what Steam Link is?
Lofty 4 Mar
Quoting: edenistI really wish valve would release a steam-link program for linux. Not full blown steam, just a client that I can run on a lite-laptop that will stream from my big box.

Didn't they release a version for armv6/raspian at some stage?


speaking of steam-link app since the two recent articles are so closely related..

Im kind of disappointed with my testing of the recent 'steam-link' (flatpak). I know im probably in the minority that actually care, but Local streaming to me means the ability to have local only. Like Local PC to Local device. Im moderately privacy/security conscious, not so much as to not use something like Steam in the first place, but im just not that hyped to require an internet connection just to stream some local games to an old laptop. Was it always like this ? It might of always been but from testing it seems you cannot stream from your LAN connected Linux PC to another LAN connected Linux PC literally a few meters away without requiring permanent access to the internet (steam needs to be in 'online mode')
I would also have to mess with the firewall opening several permanent ports for the internet to see on ALL the devices that i want to stream too..

It gets me wondering if the name steam-link might eventually ditched in favour of the newer all encompassing 'Remote-play™' where everything is of course cloud streaming / online all the time hence why there is an internet requirement.



Maybe someone here can tell me it's not a requirement and explain how im doing it super wrongly, that would be appreciated


Last edited by Lofty on 4 March 2021 at 3:11 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 4 Mar
Quoting: edenistI really wish valve would release a steam-link program for linux. Not full blown steam, just a client that I can run on a lite-laptop that will stream from my big box.

Didn't they release a version for armv6/raspian at some stage?
They did, it's the first link in the article and mentioned in the first sentence.
For some reason, Steam-link has not worked for me since I swapped the physical steamlink for the app in a Samsung smart TV or since I switched to fedora (it happened around the same time)

Not that I use it a lot, but for some games it would be very, very handy. Oh, and the Samsung app has not been updated since June last year.


Last edited by Arehandoro on 7 March 2021 at 8:56 pm UTC
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