Steam Link – the software that lets your run any Steam game on your PC and play it on another device by way of streaming – is now in beta for the Raspberry Pi.

This was announced a few hours ago on the Steam Link discussion page.

The software is limited to the the Raspberry Pi 3 and 3 B+ (like the one we just gave away) usingĀ Raspbian Stretch.

Going off of the comments from people who have had a chance to use this setup, the experience is good with some minor problems like lag, but this is to be expected, especially with this early version.

Those who have been playing around or intend to do so, remember to leave your feedback and bug reports in the forums. Seems that there’s already a few hiccups in these early days.

While there have been ways to get a similar experience on the Raspberry Pi before now, official support from Valve for this functionality is always welcome. Some may see it as redundant as the Steam Link hardware that Valve sells does so for only a few dollars on sale, but this device was never sold in countries like South Africa while the Raspberry Pi is and continues to be readily available.

Adding to that: it seems that the devices are now sold out, with the official store page urging those interested to use the app instead.

With Steam Link now available on so many devices including phones and tablets, Valve is adding more and more value to gaming on a PC and buying from their store, which is always welcome.