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DIY Handheld STEAM streaming device for PC games.

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Hi, this video shows you a DIY handheld streaming device for Steam PC games. Using a portable 1080p monitor, Steam Link, Anker Power Bank, Mayflash Magic-NS adapter (set to blue mode) and a pair of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con will allow a nice handheld streaming setup. The quality of the stream is entirely dependent on the connection between the PC and router and the Steam Link and router. My Gaming PC is connected via an Ethernet wired cable and my Steam Link is set to allow both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi signal. As you can see in the video the games run well. In the video I mentioned that the streaming has improved since I increased my internet connection. To save any confusion this is because I received a new router and not because of the increase in speed as the incoming speed shouldn't play a part on internal streaming. Let me know in the comments if you have done or thinking of doing a similar set up. Many thanks Vince.
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uub 456 (26 days ago)
Can you please send info on that screen how to buy it
doctadrey3000 (1 month ago)
screen on the Win is too small for me, but am too lazy to put this together. dont suppose you're selling prebuilt units?
The Jackal's Lair (1 month ago)
How much would you charge to make this for someone
Redsyrup (1 month ago)
Looks like a great DIY project for 'normies'. Steam as a platform has so much potential for PC Gamers it's really becoming something special.
O P (2 months ago)
Have you ever think of letting it go if so for how much
Mohamed Mostafa (2 months ago)
where can i buy monitor??
Kein Pixel (3 months ago)
Why you use not a Raspberry pi? :o
RAVIER (3 months ago)
um, can you show us step by step as to how to make it, or show us were u get it from DIY stands for do it yourself toturial
Macgyver 15 (3 months ago)
Another cracking video Vince! Have you got a link to the monitor? I’d love to get my hands on one 👍🏻
Macgyver 15 (3 months ago)
My Mate VINCE found it on Amazon easily. That’s a steal for 1080P and at that price point it’ll do my needs lovely mate 👍🏻
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thanks mate, I got it from Amazon in the UK, it is a WIMAXIT 10.1 inch (model number M1020). I think it was approx. £80. You will be able to find better but this was quite cheap for a 1080p. If you are happy with 480p or 720p then you can get really cheap monitors :-)
Sung Lim (3 months ago)
Hey Vince, how did you make the Steam Link run off of USB power? Just splice together the power cable with a USB end?
Sung Lim (3 months ago)
Thanks for the reply! I ended up just using my Steam Link power cord and spliced it last night. All I need is some heat shrink now. Thanks for the inspiration :)
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Yeah, exactly that. I already had one made from I think it was the PlayStation TV so I didn't ruin my Steam Link power supply. The Steam Link is 5V so as long as the power bank has enough Amps to power the Steam Link then it will work fine. You will also be able to buy a USB to DC Barrel Jack lead from eBay and Amazon to save you splicing one together :-)
FIFA PLAYA (3 months ago)
Do a handheld megadrive that would be awesome if you could do that
Gaming Ninja (3 months ago)
well done on being mentioned on kevin kensons video wait for the subs to roll in
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thanks for the heads up. I just watched it. Nintendo Switch XXXXXXXL :-)
Theo Lascaris (3 months ago)
Why would the rest of the world call it a 'router'? In the USA, sure.
Step Step (3 months ago)
https://youtu.be/U3GMQJFEVbM check it out Vince they gave you a shout out
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Just seen it, thanks for the link :-)
Dabomb 333 (3 months ago)
can you do Various Controllers that are not the Dualshock 4 on the PS4
Fusion_x_Frost (3 months ago)
what anker powerbank?
Dolphin Crab Nuke (3 months ago)
How to connect a 3ds to a Nintendo system like Wii U and Switch
Salamander Pants (3 months ago)
Hi Vince you mentioned that you recently upgraded your Internet but doesn't steam link work over lan anyway?
Salamander Pants (3 months ago)
Thanks for clarifying :-)
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Sorry that part of the video was completely misleading so I added it into the description. The upgrade meant I received a new router which has improved my streaming. The incoming speed doesn't impact it as far as I know. I always had a wired network but the wireless part has really improved as I can now use both 2.4 and 5GHz so I presume the Steam Link is using the 5GHz :-)
JayDgamer X (3 months ago)
Great video but I would love some links on items to buy
The Jackal's Lair (1 month ago)
JayDgamer X Me to
Green Strqfe (3 months ago)
Great video keep up the good work. I can't try this because my wifi sucks tho...
David Bradley (3 months ago)
i am literally gonna make one of these. Top notch dude! x
AxjZOne (3 months ago)
It's not widely known, but you don't need the steam dongle. The steam link has one built in, as in you can just connect the steam controller to the link itself (if you hold A when you turn it on, it will then switch to another receiver in the area) great job on the video vince!
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
That's great information. I will test this out later. Thanks for sharing:-)
R N (3 months ago)
Mans a genius
Jason (3 months ago)
Hey Vince the steam usb dongle used to connect your controller to the pc can actually be removed from your setup. There's a dongle built into the steamlink. Simply hold the steam button plus A when powering on your controller to switch between the dongle and the steam link.
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thanks, I just read another comment about this. I didn't realise beforehand so thanks for commenting :-)
Jaxon Pliley (3 months ago)
Hi again Vince
iVirtualPlays (3 months ago)
Another thing you can do is you can setup a shortcut for LaunchBox Frontend and you can play Dreamcast, Gamecube, PS2, Sega Saturn games etc.
iVirtualPlays (3 months ago)
Launchbox has a big picture mode it's called BigBox you have to pay for but it is cheap.
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thanks, I need to look into this. I will Google and YouTube Launchbox to learn about it. I would like to be able to stream over some Sega Master/Mega Drive games :-)
SCOEN (3 months ago)
Omg I was gonna do a video making something similar but I guess not now lol
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Definately still make it as you may come up with a better looking or lighter device. The more ideas out there then the better it will be :-)
Another epic video keep it up
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thank you :-)
Joshua Oxenford (3 months ago)
can you do this with wiiu gamepad?
Joshua Oxenford (3 months ago)
with the wiiu gamepad screen as the display? i'd be interested to know how
MarcoTheMan (3 months ago)
Joshua Oxenford yes you can you can also run ps3 and Xbox one games on the wiiu with an emulator I am currently playing tf2 on my friends wiiu gamepad also it is portable so no wiiu console needed just the game pad
Alex Bearfoot (3 months ago)
Keep going Vince, I'm sure you will hit a million soon. :)
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thanks, I think that may take quite a few years but I will give it a good go :-)
speedracer123222 (3 months ago)
This released on my bday lol how funny and I love watching these type videos
David (3 months ago)
Can you give me amazon link for the Monitor?
Daily Futbol News (3 months ago)
Vince just love your video, Can u do make videos related to nintendo skin or other console games in Switch
FatZombieGoat (3 months ago)
Great video Vince! I still remember you at 30k. Congratulations on your progress, keep it up!
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thanks mate, thanks for the long term support. I really appreciate it :-)
mariochaosspear (3 months ago)
I'm not sure if Steam streaming is bad with my wifi or I'm just spoiled by my gaming monitor.
Anthony Alvarez (3 months ago)
You can buy a bluetooth controller for android, a phone and use moonlight to stream. But like you said when i use steam stream seems to run a lot better than nvidia option.
Francis B. (2 months ago)
iVirtualPlays they literally, within a week from now, just released a steam streaming app beta for android.
OfficerBob (3 months ago)
How's the latency using bluetooth controllers? Do you have any recommendations?
iVirtualPlays (3 months ago)
Anthony Alvarez Yeah but not everyone has an NVIDIA GPU.
Mark Harris (3 months ago)
What cable are you using that goes from the monitor to the battery bank? Did that power to usb cable come with the monitor?
Rohan Mato (3 months ago)
Cool
Henriko Magnifico (3 months ago)
ADSL FTW!!
I Machinarium I (3 months ago)
This is smart. Would be better with a touchscreen monitor as well. Although that would bump the price up a bit.
Supersan05 (3 months ago)
First
CLC1000 (3 months ago)
Great video as always Vince.
CLC1000 (3 months ago)
You are very welcome Vince. Anytime. :)
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thanks for the message and the support :-)
desertlillys (3 months ago)
Why do you keep making quality content
toujo4 (2 months ago)
🤔
Gaming Tech UK (3 months ago)
Gotta be a savage against dumb comments sometimes
Calin Budau (3 months ago)
Xx Tek tip xX ReKt
Gaming Tech UK (3 months ago)
desertlillys because he's got a higher IQ than you do, by far.
desertlillys (3 months ago)
5 th
Operative (3 months ago)
👍
Huzaifa Nizamani (3 months ago)
First
Huzaifa Nizamani (3 months ago)
First like me
Great Video Keep on the good work
The Jackal's Lair (1 month ago)
@My Mate Vince can you please write a list of things that you bought for this in the comments and pin it please
:D
No problem I’m a huge fan
My Mate VINCE (3 months ago)
Thank you :-)
Toxic OctoSquid (3 months ago)
First

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