Valve has Discontinued their Steam Link Hardware
Valve has Discontinued their Steam Link HardwareÂ
Valve’s Steam Link streaming solution has evolved a lot over the years, moving from its dedicated hardware solution to become an app that is available on Samsung Televisions, PCs and Android devices.Â
With the Steam Link app being available for free on Android, there is now little reason to purchase a new Steam Link device, outside of the latency benefits of using a wired ethernet connection over WiFi signals. Valve has confirmed that stock of their Steam Link hardware has been sold out in Europe and that supply of the device in the US is about to dry up, effectively killing off the device’s retail presence.Â
Valve has discontinued their Steam Link box, but that won’tÂ spell the end for the hardware and its ecosystem, with Valve planning to continue supporting the device while continuing work on Steam Link’s software releases.Â Â
Â Â Â The supply of physical Steam Link hardware devices is sold out in Europe and almost sold out in the US.
Moving forward, Valve intends to continue supporting the existing Steam Link hardware as well as distribution of the software versions of Steam Link, available for many leading smart phones, tablets and televisions. Click here to find out more about the Steam Link App.
While Valve has attempted to release their Steam Link app on iOS devices, Apple’s terms and conditions have become a stumbling block for application due to its links to Steam, an external gaming storefront. At this time it is unknown whether or not the Steam Link app will ever come to iOS.Â