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Valve's Steam Link hardware recently went on a gigantic sale, and as expected, pretty much all units were sold out within a couple of hours. If you've managed to miss the gold rush and are looking to pick one up once they finally restock, I'm afraid I have some bad news - Valve appears to have discontinued the production of Steam Link hardware in favor of the Steam Link App.

"The supply of physical Steam Link hardware devices is sold out," reads the brief update. "Moving forward, Valve intends to continue supporting the existing Steam Link hardware as well as distribution of the software versions of Steam Link, available for many leading smart phones, tablets and televisions."

While I understand you can just use any of the numerous devices that connect to your TV and simply install Steam Link on them, I can't help but feel a tinge of sadness about the Steam Link hardware being discontinued. I bought one at a whim during the previous sale, and even though I wasn't particularly interested in the device, I must admit I ended up being a rather big fan of it. Not only was the latency a lot more manageable than I expected, but the whole setup was significantly easier than with any other TV-based device I messed around with. 

So if you have a chance to grab some of the last few remaining Steam Links at a reasonable price, I would highly recommend doing so. The Steam Link really is, or rather was, a pretty darn nifty piece of hardware!

If anything changes I'll make sure to let you know, but until then you can read more about the Steam Link App by visiting Steam.

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