How to Set up Steam Link & Fix Steam Link Lag [2021 Update]

Fix 1. Use a Wired Network Connection

An unstable network connection is the main reason for Steam Link audio lag. To avoid this situation, we recommend you connect to a wired network using an Ethernet cable, which can help you get good performance for game streaming.

Fix 2. Connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi

If you don’t want to use a wired network connection, using 5GHz Wi-Fi can help you fix Steam Link slow network. It provides a faster and more stable internet connection than 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi while using Steam Link. How to connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi? This post walks you through detailed steps.

Fix 3. Adjust the Stream Settings of Your PC

Some users reported that the Steam Link lag spikes issue can be resolved by modifying some Stream settings on Steam. To do so, follow the steps below:

Fix 4. Change the Steam Link Settings

There are 3 options in the setup of Steam Link: Fast, Balanced, and Beautiful. Usually, your devices set the Balanced option as default. To get better performance, you can choose Fast or Beautiful mode. Here you can try this Steam Link lag fix.

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