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It doesn't support simultaneous users.

Steam link software is essentially a remote desktop application except it is tailored for Steam client.
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It wouldn't, this basically just mirrors your PC the thing is you can't do anything else on your PC without it prob showing up on this device to.. I have it and eh it's not bad but not something I really even use unless there's something on my PC I wanna watch that Plex or something doesn't cover.. looking at ABC and such.. now you can install Kodi but it's kinda iffy. it runs but last I tried to do 1080p on it, it struggled if your wanting to use it for music pictures and such I can see that as a great option but there might be better out there
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Steam Link [steampowered.com] only have an 100 Mb network adapter on them. So even if you wire it into a gigabit (1000 Mb) ethernet port, you will still only get 100 Mb speeds.

Technically if you have wireless access point or router that supports wireless AC and possibly even some wireless N speeds, you would get faster speeds than wired. Of course it depends on other factors, but in theory the best speeds. I had problems with Fallout 4 on wired (lagged and blurry occasionally), I switched to wireless (I have wireless AC Ubiquiti Access Point) and had way less problems.

Never understood why they didn't put a gigabit nic in them. Confused
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Ok, I searched for a bit, but my question isn't related to the top two concerns (gaming lag, wireless video quality), so I'm going to try here.

I've wanted to set up something like an in-home video channel, suitable for playing music, videos, getting weather reports,etc. and felt that I didn't really need to insert a channel into the traditional CATV feed.

How would this work if I bought half a dozen or so at this price, and had them access a single PC w/ an HTPC set up? It's just my wife and I, so there wouldn't be a lot of simultaneous users.
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It doesn't support simultaneous users.

Steam link software is essentially a remote desktop application except it is tailored for Steam client.
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I've been curious about this. It will be cool to play games on the couch. For $15, it's worth a try.
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Can I use this for YouTube TV?
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Can I use this for YouTube TV?
EDIT: apparently there are loopholes that can have it be used for other purposes. my mistake!
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it really isn't great?
It's great if you use a wired connection and have a beast of a computer. Not really needed if you prefer your gaming monitor over your TV.
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Ok, I searched for a bit, but my question isn't related to the top two concerns (gaming lag, wireless video quality), so I'm going to try here.

I've wanted to set up something like an in-home video channel, suitable for playing music, videos, getting weather reports,etc. and felt that I didn't really need to insert a channel into the traditional CATV feed.

How would this work if I bought half a dozen or so at this price, and had them access a single PC w/ an HTPC set up? It's just my wife and I, so there wouldn't be a lot of simultaneous users.
It wouldn't, this basically just mirrors your PC the thing is you can't do anything else on your PC without it prob showing up on this device to.. I have it and eh it's not bad but not something I really even use unless there's something on my PC I wanna watch that Plex or something doesn't cover.. looking at ABC and such.. now you can install Kodi but it's kinda iffy. it runs but last I tried to do 1080p on it, it struggled if your wanting to use it for music pictures and such I can see that as a great option but there might be better out there
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Ok, I searched for a bit, but my question isn't related to the top two concerns (gaming lag, wireless video quality), so I'm going to try here.

I've wanted to set up something like an in-home video channel, suitable for playing music, videos, getting weather reports,etc. and felt that I didn't really need to insert a channel into the traditional CATV feed.

How would this work if I bought half a dozen or so at this price, and had them access a single PC w/ an HTPC set up? It's just my wife and I, so there wouldn't be a lot of simultaneous users.
You probably want something like Plex. You install the small Plex server application on the PC that contains all of your media, and then run the Plex app on a Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, etc. It will support multiple connections at once, assuming your "server" is powerful enough. Many people can get away with running this on an old computer. Plex also supports plugins for different things, but I haven't played with that much.
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It doesn't support simultaneous users.

Steam link software is essentially a remote desktop application except it is tailored for Steam client.
There is a work around for this, but in most cases it's easier just to use a separate computer and Steam account. However, I'm pretty sure that you can run coop games that are specifically tailored for two players on the same screen.
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I've been curious about this. It will be cool to play games on the couch. For $15, it's worth a try.
They just had it for something like $8 packaged with the game ICEY. I actually already had one, so I picked up a second on at that price. It's a nice little device, but works better for certain games than others. For example, games you would mostly use with controllers work really well, as opposed to KB/M games that require a lot of clicking. If you can get it even at this price though, it's a good deal, even if you don't use it for your Steam Library 100 percent of the time.
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Can I use this for YouTube TV?
I don't think you can. What it does is mirror Steam in Big Picture mode to your TV. When you're playing the game on your TV, it's also running on your PC/Monitor at the same time.
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Don't need it but bought one anyway. Thanks SD!
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good but u need to be wired
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I have a steam link app, free, on my smart TV-- how do I connect my controller???
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