Have a question about your Steam Link? It may be answered below. If you need troubleshooting help, please see our Troubleshooting Tree.
Turn on your home PC, launch Steam, and log in.
Don't have Steam on your PC? No problem, get it here:
Power your Steam Link with the power adapter, plug in to a display device (HDMI), and connect to your home network.
The Link is capable of 802.11ac wireless or wired networking. For the best experience, we recommend using a wired connection.
Plug a controller, mouse, or keyboard into any available USB port on your Link.
Follow the on-screen instructions to locate computers running Steam on your home network, then choose one and start streaming games to your TV!
If you experience any issues during the setup process, you can troubleshoot your issue here
While streaming, you can control games from either the Steam Link or your host computer, but not both at once. If you want to play on your host computer while streaming to another TV, be aware that screen tearing may occur on your computer monitor because v-sync is disabled while streaming. If you plan to play local multiplayer while streaming to the Link, you’ll want all players to be plugged into the Link.
The role of the Steam Link is to stream content from your computer to a TV; it won’t make games run any smoother than they already do on your host computer.
The Steam Link can stream any computer game once you add it to your Steam library. Retail games and non-Steam games can be added to your Steam library from the Steam client by clicking “+ ADD A GAME”. You should launch the game from Steam, rather than using a shortcut on your desktop.
The Steam Link supports the following input devices:
Please note: other input devices, such as wired PS3 and PS4 controllers, may work with the Steam Link even if they aren’t officially supported.
Racing wheels, fight sticks, flight sticks, bluetooth adapters, microphone and headphones, are not natively supported on the Steam Link, but can be enabled using VirtualHere.
The Steam Controller can be paired directly to the Link without using a wireless USB dongle. To pair your Steam Link and Steam Controller, please do the following:
You may also use a wireless USB dongle or mini-USB cable to connect your Steam Controller to your Steam Link.
You can pair your Steam Controller to multiple Steam Link and wireless USB dongles. To pair to a different source, turn off your Steam Controller, hold (A) and press the Steam button to cycle through signal receiver options.