How To Turn Old Laptop Into Gaming Console You Need To Know Steam Link

Hey, everyone in this post I will be telling you all about on how you can use your very own old laptop as a gaming console.

Getting Your Games Ready:

So, the first thing will be to getting your games ready on your laptop.

Download your games from steam on your laptop

Steam is place where you can buy games on your system like windows, Linux and Mac.

But if your desired game is not available on steam check out the games on Epic Store, GOG.

Now, you have downloaded the games but non-steam games for not showing on steam.
So to add games from Epic Store or GOG games on steam.

Just go on your steam library and click on the plus icon left side below screen. Now a new pop up will appear just select the games from the list but if you can't find your game in the list simply click on select game folder option and browse and select exe file of the game and click on Add to steam.

Now your library is ready to launch your games.

How to get console UI?

So, if your are thinking why do we have added all our games to steam only.

It's because steam gives a great option called Big Picture Mode.

Big Picture is a mode of Steam designed for use with your TV and game controller, so you can enjoy your Steam games from the comfort of your couch. With the press of a button, Steam displays a full-screen user interface which has been completely redesigned for readability and interaction on TV. It can also be used on your usual computer display.

Due to it's controller friendly UI we can have have the best console like experience.
Now, you can simply connect your controller to your laptop and start playing games.

Playing high-end games on Low-end PC's:

As we are using our old laptops to play games, most of the new games wouldn't run on your system. So, how do we play new and best quality AAA games on your laptop.

We can do this why using Cloud Gaming like GeForce Now, Stadia, XCloud and other cloud streaming services available in your region.

You just need a decent internet connection and a low monthly subscription respectively from the services available.

Is cloud gaming possible in India? Best service available? airtel cloud gaming?

If you don't have a controller you can use your phone as one using Steam Link.

What is Steam link?

Steam Link is a software solution made by Valve Corporation for streaming Steam content from a personal computer or Steam Machine wirelessly to a mobile device or other monitor. Steam Link was originally released as a hardware device alongside the debut of Steam Machines.

Simply download Steam link on your phone and connect it to your steam account.
And it will automatically show your the on screen controller with lowest latency posible.

Well, that's it for now will come again with more amazing tutorials like this one.

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