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Move over Steam Link, there's a Raspberry Pi app in town now

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Valve have today announced a Beta version of the Steam Link app for the Raspberry Pi which could prove to be interesting.

Since Valve are seemingly discontinuing their own Steam Link device, along with creating the new Steam Link applications for mobile devices, one for the Raspberry Pi does make a lot of sense. I imagine quite a number of people already own the device, so being able to stream your favourite Steam games to it is probably quite appealing.

Specifically, the Pi 3 and 3 B+ are supported running Raspbian Stretch (A Debian-based Linux distribution). It can be installed directly from a Valve-provided .deb file and in the comments on the announcement Valve also linked to a Debian source package (after someone said about an arch PKGBUILD).

I imagine the Raspberry Pi folks are pretty happy to see Valve do this too.

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14 4 December 2018 at 4:57 am UTC
GrabbyI was looking for an excuse to buy a Raspberry Pi...now I have one
Yup. I might buy my first Pi because of this. I've borrowed friends' before, but I never bought one because I wouldn't have put it to use.
Appelsin 4 December 2018 at 6:03 am UTC
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GrabbyI was looking for an excuse to buy a Raspberry Pi...now I have one
Yup. I might buy my first Pi because of this. I've borrowed friends' before, but I never bought one because I wouldn't have put it to use.

A bit off-topic, but it's rPi-relevant:
I was in the same boat, kinda. Had a Pi lying around, with no real use for it. Then a friend showed me Pi-hole. Network wide ad-block. Highly recommended.
voldo83 4 December 2018 at 6:04 am UTC
Just for four days ago, I was able to install parsec-client on a raspberry pi 2 with libeelec and kodi on it (even if the parsec-client only are supported by raspberry pi 3).

The parsec-client is for raspberry pi 3, but can be used on raspberry pi 2 as well.

Thanks to this thread: https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/10206-parsec-addon/

Following the steps in the post from scottglindsay where he mentions about "
Method:

Download"

I can now stream steam and netflix to raspberry pi.

I will try out steam link application on raspberry pi 2 to see if it works and how well it works.
mao_dze_dun 4 December 2018 at 7:10 am UTC
One question I've yet to find the answer to is if the app works with the Chinese Android boxes. Cool to see they released it for rPi, though. Wish they'd have gone with a Steam Link 2 instead, with h256 and 4K support.
Leopard 4 December 2018 at 9:08 am UTC
mao_dze_dunOne question I've yet to find the answer to is if the app works with the Chinese Android boxes. Cool to see they released it for rPi, though. Wish they'd have gone with a Steam Link 2 instead, with h256 and 4K support.


https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4415-USKX-8715&l

There is already an Android version for months.
Ardje 4 December 2018 at 9:27 am UTC
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I want it for the Xu4.
H264 decoding is open and supported (v4l2-m2m)
You can bitblit using gles
And if the hardware decoder fails, the CPU is fast enough to decode it in software without an itch.
So on a xu4 you would be really using standard linux, without hardware specifics.
I thought the adreno's these days also support v4l2-m2m, so it would be a one time build, play on all hardware with generic kernel support.
Ardje 4 December 2018 at 9:31 am UTC
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liamdawe
Stupendous ManDoes that mean the Steam platform has or will be ported to ARM? Would be cool to run it my Linux-running ARM Chromebook!
No, it will be pretty useless too since every game would need to then support ARM.
Well, just as proton, it's not hard to emulate x86 in jit.
I assume that games like Divine Divinity should probably run full speed on an odroid with exagear.
The issues is gles (nobody uses it on a pc). I can of course buy a Hikey970 which has full vulkan support. But that would set me back $300.
const 4 December 2018 at 10:21 am UTC
Ardje
liamdawe
Stupendous ManDoes that mean the Steam platform has or will be ported to ARM? Would be cool to run it my Linux-running ARM Chromebook!
No, it will be pretty useless too since every game would need to then support ARM.
Well, just as proton, it's not hard to emulate x86 in jit.
I assume that games like Divine Divinity should probably run full speed on an odroid with exagear.
The issues is gles (nobody uses it on a pc). I can of course buy a Hikey970 which has full vulkan support. But that would set me back $300.
I remember there was a gles->gl wrapper done by some dedicated dev for the openpandora.
All the pieces are there, but they were not put together, yet and every piece adds some weight.
Stupendous Man 4 December 2018 at 1:40 pm UTC
liamdawe
Stupendous ManDoes that mean the Steam platform has or will be ported to ARM? Would be cool to run it my Linux-running ARM Chromebook!
No, it will be pretty useless too since every game would need to then support ARM.
Still, something has to come first. If Steam was on ARM, maybe a few devs would port their games. I'd love to play FTL on my Chromebook!
Julius 4 December 2018 at 1:41 pm UTC
Come on Valve, just open-source the home-streaming client for Linux, please?
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