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Steam Link

December 16, 2021

I’m looking for a good replacement for my PS4, and buying PS5 or Xbox isn’t an option due to their closed nature and user-hostile policies. Steam Deck isn’t shipping yet and cloud streaming has even more issues than the platforms like PS and Xbox.

Streaming by itself sounds like a good idea though, but only if it’s done from my own hardware and if the network latency is low. That’s precisely what Steam Link is doing, so I decided to give it a try. It has a client for my Android TV, and it took me just a few minutes to connect it to my Linux PC. I need more time to figure out if it can be a good replacement for consoles but the initial results are promising.