Install Steam Link on Raspberry Pi
The Steam Link app brings desktop gaming to your Raspberry Pi. Just pair a controller to your device, connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing your existing Steam games.
To run: Menu -> Games -> Steam Link
To run in a terminal: steamlink
Fortunately, Steam Link is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Steam Link.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Steam Link will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Install Steam Link
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Steam Link.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Games category.
Now scroll down to find Steam Link in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Steam Link for you!