That Linux has never been the best platform to play with is something we all know well. Even without being, yes some good titles are coming, and others are available thanks to platforms like Steam. Steam application there was already for Linux, but now there is something else: Steam Link it is now also available for any kernel-based operative developed by Linus Torvalds. But what is it about "connecting" to the game portal?
Steam Link is an application that allows us to play the Steam library on other screens. This is clearer in its applications for iOS (also for Apple TV) or Android: we can use our mobile or tablet to play the titles that we have in our Steam library, all without installing any games on the device. It is necessary that we link a remote control and be connected to the same network.
Steam Link comes to Flathub
As we read in this thread from the Steam forum, right now Steam Link is available as Flatpak package, which we can access from this link by Flathub. No other installation path is mentioned, so we assume that at the time of writing this is the only one.
To install Steam Link on Linux we can use one of these two options:
- If our software center supports Flathub packages, we search for "Steam Link" and install it like any other application.
- If the above is not possible, as long as our operating system has Flatpak and the Flathub repository installed, we will write the following command: flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.SteamLink.
It should be noted that this landing has been possible thanks to Collabora, who has managed to bring Link to 64-bit Linux-based operating systems. The developers mention that a good internet connection is needed, preferably by cable or, failing that, 5GHz WiFi.