If you want a Valve Steam Link, buy one now

Doris Richards
November 21, 2018

Valve introduced the Steam Link hardware in 2015 to make it easier for PC gamers to play while they're away from their desks. The device has been sold for less and less money over time, and now it's not being sold at all. Valve kept the box simple - it was little more than an H.264 decoder with network connectivity and a Bluetooth adapter - allowing it to be small and cheap.

If you'd still like to get the box, know that supply has nearly dried up.

Steam Link is being discontinued, according to an announcement from Valve, along with news the hardware is sold out in Europe and nearly in the US.

The message doesn't explicitly state that Steam Link boxes are discontinued, and as far as I know Valve hasn't publicly stated so either, but it seems clear enough that it's shifting its efforts to the app.

In order to use the Steam Link, your desktop PC still had to be running and connected to the Link through either Wi-Fi or ethernet.

And while Valve's very brief announcement doesn't officially state why they're getting out of the STB business, the more recent development of the Steam Link App paints a very clear picture. It said that "moving forward, Valve intends to continue supporting the existing Steam Link hardware".

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