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Steam in-home streaming allows you to play a game on one computer when the game process is actually running on another computer elsewhere in your home. Through Steam, game audio and video is captured on the remote computer and sent to the player’s computer. The game input (keyboard, mouse or gamepad) is sent from the player’s computer to the game process on the remote computer.
Any two computers in a home can be used to stream a gameplay session and this can enable playing games on systems that would not traditionally be able to run those games. For example, a Windows only game could be streamed from a Windows PC to a Steam Machine running Linux in the living room. A graphically intensive game could be streamed from a beefy gaming rig in the office to your low powered laptop that you are using in bed. You could even start a game on one computer and move to a more comfortable location and continue playing it there.

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How do I use it? (Click to show)
1. - Login to the Steam client on two computers on the same network with the same account.
2. - Go to the computer where you want to play open steam, and select the game you want to play from your host pc


Share Your Steam In-Home Streaming Setup by completing the form below (Click here to view responses):


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Setup is easy. Just connect your Steam Link to your TV and home network. It will automatically discover any computer running Steam on the same network.

All that’s left to do is grab your Steam Controller, kick back and enjoy your gaming rig from the comfort of your couch.

Steam Link hardware specs have been updated on the official site (notice the support for the 360 controller, among other devices biggrin.gif ):

*Xbox One controller is supported but not the dongle. - Thanks, @iARDAs, for the info!

Known issues (as of February 28th 2015) (Click to show)
General:
- There is currently no indication of whether Steam is able to bind the discovery port 27036, but if that fails no other computers will show up in the remote computer list in the In-Home Streaming settings.

- If a game takes a long time to launch, it will time out on the client but will start anyway. Retrying the launch will connect to the running game. If this happens consistently for any particular game, please report it on the bug discussion group.

- If your game loses focus, Steam will start streaming the desktop so that you can get back to it. This is a feature of Steam In-Home Streaming.

- Streaming non-Steam games in the Steam library may work but is not officially supported.

- Surround sound is not currently supported and is converted to stereo.

- Voice recording over streaming is not currently supported.

- Streaming may not perform well when streaming to older systems with a single or dual core CPU and no hardware accelerated H264 decoding.

- DirectInput controllers other than gamepad style controllers (wheels, flight controllers, etc.) are not currently supported. Other controllers using XInput are fully supported.

- Certain games like "Rome: Total War" use older DirectX technology which is not currently supported.

Windows:
- Streaming from a Windows XP host is not supported.

- UAC dialogs prevent streaming. If you're a game developer, please avoid requiring elevated permissions to run your game.

Mac OS X:
- Streaming from a Mac OS X host is not yet supported.

SteamOS / Linux:
- Streaming from a Linux host is not yet supported.

- In order to support streaming game controllers on a Linux host computer, /dev/uinput or /dev/input/uinput needs to be readable and writable by Steam.

Recommended Specs/Setup
*Host Computer:
-OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 (32 or 64bit)
-Processor: Quad-Core or better
-Network: Wired 100mbits or faster preferred, Possibly Wireless N or AC with very good signal (although there will be more delay)

*Client Computer:
-OS: Windows Vista or Greater/Mac OSX/Linux/SteamOS
-GPU: Hardware accelerated H.264 decoding
-Network: Wired 100mbits or faster preferred, Possibly Wireless N or AC with very good signal
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I still have yet to try this but I'm thinking about it anyway. In fact assuming it's possible to put steam on crunch-bang Linux I may have the perfect PC for this (only thing I'm not sure of is that default window manager/DE).

Obvious first question: Would this work over some kind of VPN solution like FreeLAN? I assume you would need low latency fiber on both sides. Or perhaps such a discussion would violate OCN's policies so I shouldn't ask?

Since I assume more people than more will possibly be interested in using a gamepad with their PCs would some links to making a PS3 controller work with a PC be of any interest? Sure, the 360 pads-for-pc work great but the wireless adapters are extra were the PS3 ones are already Bluetooth so it shouldn't be any thing extra besides time. I'm pretty sure it's possible to pair a PS3 controller with a PC. I would try and find/post links but I'm at work where all the more helpful sites are blocked.
 
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I still have yet to try this but I'm thinking about it anyway. In fact assuming it's possible to put steam on crunch-bang Linux I may have the perfect PC for this (only thing I'm not sure of is that default window manager/DE).

Obvious first question: Would this work over some kind of VPN solution like FreeLAN? I assume you would need low latency fiber on both sides. Or perhaps such a discussion would violate OCN's policies so I shouldn't ask?

Since I assume more people than more will possibly be interested in using a gamepad with their PCs would some links to making a PS3 controller work with a PC be of any interest? Sure, the 360 pads-for-pc work great but the wireless adapters are extra were the PS3 ones are already Bluetooth so it shouldn't be any thing extra besides time. I'm pretty sure it's possible to pair a PS3 controller with a PC. I would try and find/post links but I'm at work where all the more helpful sites are blocked.

It is possible to use this service over VPN, and doing so or talking about it wouldn't violate OCN's TOS or Steam's TOS. I have been looking for guides, but it seem to be pretty straightforward if you know how to set up a VPN. As you said though it does require a decent connect on both ends, I have seen that for optimal VPN use 15mbps up and down on both sides or faster does the trick (of course there would be more latency, but for games like CIV etc thats not so important).

Steam In-Home Streaming currently only supports gamepads, but it doesn't seem to be only locked to Xbox 360 controllers, I have read that PS3 controllers work fine as well with minimal problems (the same you would expect having it plugged into the host PC), as do most other gamepads for Windows. I have seen a few that have problems but it seems that controller mapping programs fix any obscure gamepads, the problem with joystick and wheels seems to be because of the variable control you have with those. Although I have read that Valve is working on that currently and will likely be fixed soon.
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This looked really cool, didnt know you could do this, only problem, when i tried it just now, it loads the game on the host and it is shown on the screen, if the host is in use by somebody then you cant both use the computer :/ i was hoping i could use this feature to play games on my laptop whilst someone else uses the computer for less intensive things like browsing the internet. I'm sure this would be a great feature if nobody was using the computer but for me its kind of pointless frown.gif unless they manage to hide the steam window from the host an only show it on the client :/
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I'm going to mess around with this tonight. Bummer about stereo sound. One of the selling points to me is to be able to game in my home theater with full surround. The video stream is large to begin with, so what's the harm in adding a little more bandwidth for 5.1? Should be an option IMO.

I haven't tested many games, but can confirm World of Warcraft was not working.
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Not much discussion in here yet smile.gif

I'm wondering what other peoples latencies are? My input fluctuates between 0.2-0.5ms, display15-20ms and ping around 0.3ms. The games I've played run smooth on the client machine although there is a slight but noticeable input lag, I'm trying to figure out if this is normal. I imagine most games would play fine but its noticeable in racing games for example, going flat out on a long straight and then breaking into a tight corner and the car brakes slightly later than you anticipate. This is streaming between my two rig sigs over gigabit LAN.

Please share your latencies thumb.gif
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Running this over 802.11 is certainly possible (we pull it off with VoIP which is quite sensitive to packet loss/latency) assuming sufficient bandwidth is available.

I wonder what the actual specifications are on the codec they're using for A/V streaming....
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Not much discussion in here yet smile.gif

I'm wondering what other peoples latencies are? My input fluctuates between 0.2-0.5ms, display15-20ms and ping around 0.3ms. The games I've played run smooth on the client machine although there is a slight but noticeable input lag, I'm trying to figure out if this is normal. I imagine most games would play fine but its noticeable in racing games for example, going flat out on a long straight and then breaking into a tight corner and the car brakes slightly later than you anticipate. This is streaming between my two rig sigs over gigabit LAN.

Please share your latencies thumb.gif

Since this post the client machine has been upgraded from a Celeron G550 to an i3-4150 and the input lag has greatly improved. It's now only noticeable in certain circumstances when I'm actively looking for it thumb.gif The latencies displayed by Steam are still the same however.
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So how is this running for everyone? I'm thinking of yanking the 560ti from my HTPC since I rarely use it and I could put it in another PC which would use it. I would want the streaming to work ok first though. I don't play graphic intensive games on my HTPC, a few fighters and racing games is all.

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I just got around to trying this last night. I tested out streaming Far Cry 3. I didn't get technical with it, I was just testing out playability. As far as I could tell, the streaming worked very well. I started off streaming 720p and got a really smooth 60FPS. Since that was working so well, I went ahead and decided to bump it up to 1080p, and still had a very playable 60FPS, however, there was stuttering at points (not enough to make me want to go back to 720p). As far as any latency issues, there didn't seem to be a problem. I was able to make long range shots on moving targets without compensation. I plan on doing more testing with this, with an eventual goal of putting together the cheapest possible streaming rig I can. I don't know the ins and outs of the streaming process, but I know my Host system can play FC3 native max'd no problem, so I'm not sure how much harder it is to encode(?) then stream the game.

Also, what is the most important component in the client system? Is it the CPU? Does the speed and amount of RAM play a large role?

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