If you own a Steam Link you're about to own a rare commodity as Valve announced it is discontinuing the Steam Link hardware in favor of the software version. Valve is also having a blowout sale for the Steam Link so now's a good time to get one if you'd like.
In a really brief post on the Steam Link page, senior software engineer Sam Lantinga says that the Steam Link is completely sold out in Europe and nearly sold out in the United States, and there's no mention of any more Steam Link devices on the way.
Instead, Lantinga writes, "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."
You can get one now for $2.50, which is a huge discount from the normal $49.99 price.
The Steam Link is a curious device that streams your PC games to your TV. It also works really well delivering nearly lag-free gaming at 60fps so long as it's set up correctly. In recent years Valve released a Steam Link app that does the same for mobile devices, but not nearly as well. A dispute with Apple also means the app is not available on iOS devices.
Pour one out for the little box that could though because it sounds like once it's gone, it's gone.