The release of Moonlight in the early HENkaku days was very well received but that only let you stream your computer’s display if you had a supported Nvidia graphics card. With PC Link, you’ll be able to stream your computer’s display even if you have Intel integrated graphics or AMD graphics. You will still need a good router and internet connection as this is being done via Wi-Fi.
What’s PC Link?
This homebrew’s main function is to let you stream your computer’s display to your PSVita. It essentially does the same function of Moonlight but with PC Link, you can stream your computer’s display even if you don’t a Nvidia GameStream supported graphics card. Arkanite, the developer (or at least who posted the video below on YouTube) of this homebrew and others such as VitaPad++, decided to show off his LG-ultrabook streaming its display in the video below.
According to the description, the laptop sports Intel HD 4400 graphics which aren’t exactly stellar so that means that you’ll be able to use PC Link on a wide variety of systems. In the video, Arkanite demonstrates a YouTube video in HD quality being streamed to the PSVita and the quality is decent as per the description. There is no noticeable stutter and even Windows 10’s UI animations seem not to lag.
PC Link is a pretty exciting homebrew utility that will probably allow you to stream PC games to your Vita and control them with your Vita’s physical buttons. It also seems that you could use it for media consumption if that’s your thing and with an OSK (or a bluetooth keyboard/mouse for that matter), you could even use it to browse the web. You could even set up a cheap, headless and low-power computer (maybe with an RX550/GT 1030) for use solely with this homebrew.
As of right now, there are no compiled VPKs so you have to be patient for now. There’s no mention of user input via the Vita’s buttons being implemented either so it may be a while till you could actually stream and play PC games through this homebrew but patience is key here. All in all, I think it’s pretty cool and you may even be able to play PS3/Wii games via RPCS3/Dolphin with this homebrew.
Make sure not to ask for ETAs and let the man do his job!
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