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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.

See the full info here.

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Julius 4 December 2018 at 1:41 pm UTC
Come on Valve, just open-source the home-streaming client for Linux, please?
14 5 December 2018 at 1:11 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.
This is a cool tool, but it doesn't look unique to the Pi. I have a rack-mount server with quite a few virtual machines in my house, so the Pi doesn't really have an advantage here either. Cool suggestion though. Maybe I'd run that in a VM.
Iperpido 5 December 2018 at 1:31 am UTC
Woah, great news!

I'm definitley going to try it out
Appelsin 5 December 2018 at 5:58 am UTC
[quote=14]
Appelsin
14A 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.
This is a cool tool, but it doesn't look unique to the Pi. I have a rack-mount server with quite a few virtual machines in my house, so the Pi doesn't really have an advantage here either. Cool suggestion though. Maybe I'd run that in a VM.

True, it's not something unique to the Pi, as there are many ways of achieving the same result, both via the router itself (at least LEDE/OpenWRT afaik) and a server/VM. But if we look at it from a general point-of-view, I would say the Pi does have an advantage in that it's very low cost, not to mention low effort. I also think "most" poeple are more likely to have an unused Pi lying around than having a server
MayeulC 5 December 2018 at 12:35 pm UTC
[quote=Appelsin]
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Appelsin
14A 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.
This is a cool tool, but it doesn't look unique to the Pi. I have a rack-mount server with quite a few virtual machines in my house, so the Pi doesn't really have an advantage here either. Cool suggestion though. Maybe I'd run that in a VM.

True, it's not something unique to the Pi, as there are many ways of achieving the same result, both via the router itself (at least LEDE/OpenWRT afaik) and a server/VM. But if we look at it from a general point-of-view, I would say the Pi does have an advantage in that it's very low cost, not to mention low effort. I also think "most" poeple are more likely to have an unused Pi lying around than having a server

I'm extremely interested in pi-hole, especially the statistics page, otherwise I would just configure a DNS server myself. Unfortunately, last time I checked, there was only a curl | bash way of installing it (which is a big no-no), or a full distro install (and I want to keep my other services)... Ideally, I'd use a docker, but raspbian has quite outdated software (incl. kernel), so I think I'll go with Arch or Alpine.

Regarding Steam link, has anyone tried to run that executable under qemu on a x86 machine? That could be handy as well
slaapliedje 6 December 2018 at 2:15 am UTC
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Appelsin
14A 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.
This is a cool tool, but it doesn't look unique to the Pi. I have a rack-mount server with quite a few virtual machines in my house, so the Pi doesn't really have an advantage here either. Cool suggestion though. Maybe I'd run that in a VM.

True, it's not something unique to the Pi, as there are many ways of achieving the same result, both via the router itself (at least LEDE/OpenWRT afaik) and a server/VM. But if we look at it from a general point-of-view, I would say the Pi does have an advantage in that it's very low cost, not to mention low effort. I also think "most" poeple are more likely to have an unused Pi lying around than having a server

I'm extremely interested in pi-hole, especially the statistics page, otherwise I would just configure a DNS server myself. Unfortunately, last time I checked, there was only a curl | bash way of installing it (which is a big no-no), or a full distro install (and I want to keep my other services)... Ideally, I'd use a docker, but raspbian has quite outdated software (incl. kernel), so I think I'll go with Arch or Alpine.

Regarding Steam link, has anyone tried to run that executable under qemu on a x86 machine? That could be handy as well
Not sure why you'd need it, since you can already stream over Steam on x86.

At that point, it's just where your storage is. Would be nice if I could just dump my Steam games on my NAS and stream to any system in my house.
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