Valve is discontinuing the Steam Link box

Alonzo Simpson
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. And while the device definitely made an impression upon its launch, the writing has been on the wall for some time now that Valve hasn't been completely satisfied with the hardware.

Oh poor Steam Link, you were a useful little device that just didn't have the router bandwidth needed a lot of the time. Now the company is announcing that they have wrapped up production of the Steam Link, with the streaming box already out of stock in Europe and most of North America. Both devices were designed with the goal of tackling PC gaming in the living room.

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Valve's nifty little Steam Link box has run out of, er, steam, with the company announcing that it's discontinuing the gadget, with stock now sold out in Europe, and nearly gone in the USA too.

Valve also regularly slashed the Steam Link's cost far below its standard $50 (£39) price tag, practically giving it away during various sales and promotions. "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".

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