Saturday, August 12, 2017

HOW TO PLAY STEAM GAMES ON YOUR SMART TV


You can now play Steam games on your Samsung 2016 or 2017 smart TVs without having to worry about beta bugs and performance issues. The Steam Link app for the chaebol's latest smart TV models is now out of beta and available for download from the Smart Hub app store. Take note that your TV's firmware must be up to date to be able to install the app, but once you're done, you won't need the Steam Link device to play Steam games on what could be the biggest and clearest display in your home.

In addition to the app's launch, Steam has also officially announced that Link is compatible with Xbox 360 wired and wireless, Xbox One wired and Logitech F510/F710 controllers in addition to its own gamepad. Testers were actually able to use those controllers with the app during the beta period, which is why Steam knows rumble on Xbox controllers causes a lag spike. The Link team is trying to find a way to fix that and will likely include it in future update, along with any other patches and new features.

THE STEAM LINK DEVICE

 

The Steamlink device is 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 Machines, Windows PCs, Macs, Linux PCs and now Smart TV's can take advantage of the latest product from Valve. 


Steam Link will be available this November for $49.99, and available with a Steam Controller for an additional $49.99.

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Source: engadget

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