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14. January 2016

 

This news comes via Gamasutra, Valve Software release their Steam Link SDK on Github.  SteamLink is a Linux powered box that enables you to stream your Steam library directly to your TV like you currently can between two PCs today.

From the github readme:

This is the SDK for the Valve Steam Link

Hardware:

The Steam Link hardware is a single core ARMv7 processor using the hard-float ABI, running at 1 GHz, with neon instruction support. It has approximately 256 MB of available RAM and 500 MB of usable flash storage.

Software:

The Steam Link software is custom Linux firmware based on kernel 3.8 and glibc 2.19.

The Steam Link SDK has support for the following major APIs:

OpenGL ES 2.0
Qt 5.4
SDL 2.0

The SDL game controller API is recommended for Steam Controller support on the Steam Link.

Contents:

examples 
    very simple example applications to demonstrate how to build applications using the SDK
external
    source code to 3rd party components of the Steam Link, each directory has a
    "build_soc.sh" script to rebuild the component.
kernel
    Steam Link linux kernel source code
rootfs
    Steam Link root filesystem
toolchain
    GCC toolchain for Steam Link
setenv.sh
    Script to configure build environment

Between this, NVidia GameStream, XBox One streaming and the upcoming PS4 to PC streaming, it seems like inhome game streaming is the next big thing.

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