How to Stream Your Desktop and Non-Steam Games with Steam Link
Steam Link is a powerful tool that makes it easier to enjoy your PC games on a big screen. While it was originally designed to stream Steam games from your PC to your TV, it can also be used to stream your desktop and non-Steam games as well. This means you can play your favorite games and get work done on your big screen TV without having to move your PC. Here is how to stream your desktop and non-Steam games with Steam Link:
1. Install Steam Link on your TV
To start streaming your desktop and non-Steam games, you’ll first need to download and install the Steam Link app on your TV. Most modern smart TVs come with the Steam Link app pre-installed, but if your TV doesn’t have it, you can download it from the app store.
2. Connect Steam Link to your PC
After installing the app on your TV, you’ll need to connect Steam Link to your PC. To do this, make sure your TV and PC are on the same network and open Steam on your PC. Then, select the Steam Link app on your TV and follow the instructions to pair your PC with Steam Link. Once your PC is connected, you’ll be able to see your desktop and non-Steam games on your TV.
3. Set up game capture
To play non-Steam games on your TV, you’ll need to set up game capture in Steam. First, launch Steam on your PC and open the Settings menu. Then, go to the In-Home Streaming tab and check the box next to “Enable streaming of desktop and non-Steam games.” After that, select “Add a game” and choose the non-Steam game you want to stream.
4. Start streaming
With everything set up, you can now start streaming your desktop and non-Steam games to your TV. To do this, simply select the non-Steam game you want to play in Steam and click the “Stream” button. The game should show up on your TV, and you can start playing with your controller or keyboard and mouse.
Using Steam Link to stream your desktop and non-Steam games to your TV is a great way to enjoy your favorite games and get work done on a bigger screen. By following these simple steps, you can easily set up game capture and start streaming your desktop and non-Steam games to your TV. So why wait? Try it out today!