Make Your Own Steam Link Box With Linux And Raspberry Pi

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Since jumping on the Linux train I’ve had roughly 27 ideas kicking around for how to use Raspberry Pi, but inexplicably haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Well, I have zero excuses left. That’s because Valve has somewhat mitigated the disappointment we all felt when it sent the Steam Link hardware to an early grave, by announcing a beta version of the Steam Link app for Raspberry Pi.

As spotted by PCWorld’s Brad Chacos, Valve’s Sam Latinga posted the announcement on Monday. To run this Steam Link beta, you’ll need to be rocking the newest Raspberry Pi 3 B+ ($34.95 at PiShop.us) and the Debian-based Raspbian Stretch OS. Sure, it’s bit pricier than the insane $2 Valve was hawking the Steam Link box for in its death throes, but it’s quite a versatile device. (I’m planning to pick one up and tinker around with RetroArch, Pi-Hole, and maybe even a Linux media server.)

 

Installing the app is a piece of cake. Just fire up a Terminal and enter the following two commands:

 

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