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Topic # 222860 1-Sep-2017 07:27
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steam link is currently on sale at amazon for USD$15.  Once you convert to NZD and add in shipping, it comes to NZD$37.50

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016XBGWAQ/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

 

Great little device, I use it with a playstation 4 controller (no need for the horrible steam controller) which works perfectly over bluetooth (no adapter needed) and can turn the steam link on.


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  Reply # 1856289 1-Sep-2017 07:50
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Epic, I might buy it. Can you stream media from your PC with this too? E.G a TV show? 

Edit: $93 for the link and a controller, Bit much for me to justify sitting in my bed to play games. 

 




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  Reply # 1856291 1-Sep-2017 07:52
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ive never tried that, you might be able to launch kodi as an 3rd party app then use that.  it can stream your entire desktop.  so its possible, just not what its designed for.

 

 

 

im still hoping for them to one day add apps to it, netflix etc.  but i think thats wishful thinking.


 
 
 
 


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reven:

 

ive never tried that, you might be able to launch kodi as an 3rd party app then use that.  it can stream your entire desktop.  so its possible, just not what its designed for.

 

 

 

im still hoping for them to one day add apps to it, netflix etc.  but i think thats wishful thinking.

 

 

 

 

Yeah seemed a bit silly after i gave it thought. I put 1 and 2 together and it would be hard to select something to stream with a steam remote.. Get out of bed, walk into office, change what your watching, back into bed. Mission...






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  Reply # 1856336 1-Sep-2017 09:13
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you can use a wireles kb/m (i use the logitech k400) and do everything on that.  but if you want to use kodi, then it should work with controller (in theory).  but theres no good controller apps for netflix on windows.  kodi will be adding it in kodi 18.  but the interface wont be as good as a proper netflix app.  but yeah, these things are designed for streaming videos over desktop.  you can stream steam movies though.


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  Reply # 1857003 1-Sep-2017 22:44
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Thanks for the heads-up, I've been wanting one of these.




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  Reply # 1857147 2-Sep-2017 11:42
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the steam controller really arent worth it IMO.  I have two just laying around.  Bought them to use with the steam link, but the playstation 4 controller works perfectly now so theyre just collecting dust.  ps4 + wireless kb/m (some old games have launchers you have to click through) is all you need.


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  Reply # 1858875 5-Sep-2017 12:37
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Don't think Ive seen it posted here yet but FYI if you have a 2016/2017 Samsung TV it now has a Steam Link App.

 

https://steamcommunity.com/app/353380/discussions/0/1470841715961756723/

 

 




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  Reply # 1858896 5-Sep-2017 13:04
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one reason i would consider getting a samsung tv.  but err... ive been burnt with samsung "smart tvs" before.


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