With the arrival of a brand new Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition update, AMD is bringing PC-to-PC streaming to AMD Link. That means you can loan your PC to a buddy, play local co-op games together, or even ask for help troubleshooting your PC (as if) through the power of the internet—if you a Radeon graphics card, of course, and so does your buddy.If you don't remember AMD Link, it's a streaming app baked into the Radeon Software and available with any AMD graphics card. It was first introduced back in 2018 as a way of wireless beaming your PC games over to your mobile device, and has since received a few quality of life improvements with subsequent AMD Adrenalin overhauls.With today's update, 21.4.1, the major news for PC gamers is the introduction of PC-to-PC streaming, which offers local or remote sharing of a desktop or game session between two Radeon PCs.Note: Radeon PCs. You and the person you'll be streaming to, or vice versa, will both require Radeon GPUs to be running in your rigs. And that's not as simple an entry requirement as it once was given the chip shortage right now. There's no standalone AMD Link PC client like there is on Google, iOS, or Amazon, which means there's no way to get the app without the Radeon drivers installed, even if you're not hosting the session. It's not entirely clear why there's a fence around AMD Link on PC, but the end result is a feature with limited utility for the majority of PC gamers.The feature lets you share a view of your entire PC, pass over the controls to a buddy in single-player games, or even play local co-op games remotely. AMD also says it's a handy tool to allow someone to troubleshoot your PC as if they were in the room. Just make sure you trust the person on the other side of the connection with your life, yeah?AMD Link gets a revamp with the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition update.
AMD adds PC sharing software to Radeon software, but it comes with caveats | PC Gamer