If you have a Steam account and want to stream Steam to a TV this is now possible thanks to the new Steam Link app. There is one caveat though; streaming via the app will require a Samsung Smart TV.
The app is in Beta at present and can be found in the Samsung app store. Supporting 1080p at 60 fps with steam controller and Xbox 360 controller compatibility, if you have the right equipment, why not?
Valve also plan on adding 4K streaming support and more controllers in the future.
There is no need to rush out and buy a new TV though, the app will stream steam on all 2016 and 2017 4k Samsung TV’s. In theory, once the app in installed on your TV it negates the need to purchase a Steam Link set top box saving you approximately £40.
Obviously if you are not fortunate enough to have a Samsung TV then a Steam Link is the way to go.
From what we understand, you will need to have a PC running steam on it for this to work. Also, both TV and PC need to be connected to the same network. If you plan on doing this wirelessly, Valve suggest using a 5GHz connection and, of course, a powerful PC can improve streaming quality. If possible we recommend either an Ethernet cable or powerline adaptors to connect the devices together.
Bear in mind the app is in Beta so there will be issues, if only minor ones. As the app nears the end of Beta things should get a lot smoother.
Not many to speak of in this instance though the Rainway app is currently in Beta and looks promising. The latest video on the apps twitter feed show someone playing Doom on an Android device over 4G LTE. This was reported to also be running 1080P at 60FPS. Either way, time to enjoy your steam stream!