I just ordered a device called a Steam Link… It’s basically a tiny streaming box, that plugs into a modem and any HDMI TV or projector. It is designed for gamers who have a powerful PC in one room, but want to play games in another room. It relays the sound & video, from the PC to the TV, and it relays the mouse & keyboard (or gamepad) commands from the TV to the PC. (it can mirror the entire PC, so it is not just for gamers)
A few caveats:
- It requires a hard wire to the modem. (massive amounts of data)
- It requires the PC to be on & not doing something else while streaming
- It requires a free account to purchase
It has 3 USB ports, so a mouse and keyboard can basically turn your projector/big screen into a giant computer. Or they sell a game controller as well to control the PC from the other room.
I ordered the Steam Link & Controller bundle since I have heard good things about the controller. (it duals as a gaming controller and a mouse/trackpad)
Just so you know, the controller is not required if you have an extra mouse and keyboard or an extra PS4 / Xbox controller, although you may loose the vibration and certain features on other controllers I think.
This device usually goes on sale at an extreme discounted once a year…
Here is the link to the sale page:
If you have ever wanted to control your PC from another room, this may be the device for you… (there are some optional game bundles on that link as well, but none of them include the required Steam Link, so make sure you pay attention when adding to cart)