Turn A Raspberry Pi 2 Into A Cheap SteamBox For In-Home Streaming

When combined with Steam's In-Home Streaming, the new Raspberry Pi 2 can become a super-affordable Steam Box capable of streaming games from your PC to your TV. On their new show, Possibly Unsafe, Patrick Norton and Michael Hand demonstrates how to set yours up from start to finish.

Possibly Unsafe is a new DIY show from Patrick and Michael, who previously brought you DIY Tryin, a show we've highlighted before. Their new venture is off to a great start with this tutorial on how to use NVIDIA's GameStream working on the mighty Pi 2. You can watch the whole episode (about 10 minutes) above, or head to the YouTube link below to see a quick step-by-step guide.

The process itself is fairly straightforward. Your PC will need an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600+ graphics card in order to use GameStream. You'll install Rasbian on your Pi, then use LimeLight to connect to your gaming PC. Pair your Pi with your gaming PC, map your controller and start streaming -- or, essentially, playing a PC game using your PC's processing power but displayed on another screen, like your HDTV. Hit the link below to check out more.

Streaming PC Games to the Raspberry Pi 2! [YouTube]


    Except it is not a steam box. A steambox will work regardless of what GPU your desktop PC has. This is a limelight/gamestream box, not a steambox.

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