Great concept, poor execution. Display options are limited to the computer that is hosting the stream, so I can never get the app to fill the TV screen. Controller support is buggy at best; when setting up the controller several buttons weren't recognized and the joystick input was hit or miss. I spent 20min setting up the stream, 5min actually playing the game, and another 10min trying to figure out why the controller inputs stopped working before giving up.
19 people found this review helpful
I've invested in setting up my home network to use the old physical Steam Link boxes, and having the ability to extend playing to my phone is nice. The touch controls aren't always the best, but are usable in most cases. While it's not the intended use, it does double as a pretty ok remote desktop application that doesn't require opening any additional firewall ports. The major limitation there is that anything requiring UAC will not, by design, function.
52 people found this review helpful
It generally works great.. It tries a little too hard to act as a controller, though, rather than letting the touchscreen be a mouse, and it attempts to outsmart the user by changing what input schemes are available based on what it thinks is happening, instead of letting the user control it. There's also an unfortunate tendency for windows update notifications to steal focus from the game at inconvenient times, but not to the point where one can actually dismiss them. Partly Microsoft's fault.
156 people found this review helpful