How to connect Steam Deck to monitor or TV

Get your Steam Deck up on the big screen with these steps

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The Valve Steam Deck is an incredible handheld machine. Not only does it allow you to play most of your Steam library on the go, it also does it extremely well thanks to the internal AMD chips slotted into it. However, while the Steam Deck will mainly be used for when you want to game on the go, there are times when you might either want to use it as a fixed device on your desk or top quickly get some play time in on the big TV screen.

We’re going to help you with that by detailing the steps needed for connecting the Steam Deck to a TV or monitor thus allowing you to both use the Deck as a portable device as well as a static one 

How to connect Steam Deck to monitor or TV

So, if you want to connect your Steam Deck to a monitor or TV, just follow all the steps below and you should be up and running as soon as possible. As a quick note though, there are a couple of ways to do this so there should be an option for you.

How to connect Steam Deck to monitor or TV via USB-C port

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Luckily for those of you who want to use the Steam Deck as both a portable and static console, Valve opted to include a multi-use USB-C port on the top of the device. This can be used as a tool to output the video onto either your TV or monitor as well as for other uses.

To connect your Steam Deck to a TV or monitor using the USB-C port, simply hook up a USB-C to HDMI adapter and insert your HDMI cable into both this and the screen you want it to output to.

It is really that simple. You should now have connected your Steam Deck to an external display.

How to connect Steam Deck to monitor or TV via Steam Deck Dock

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Another method of connecting your Steam Deck to a monitor or TV is through the use of the first-party Steam Deck Dock. This will allow you to slot the device into the Dock, similar to that of the Nintendo Switch dock, and insert the relevant cables to where you want them to go.

If you want to connect your Steam Deck to a monitor or TV via the Steam Deck Dock, simply insert the HDMI cable into both the Dock and the display you want to connect to and you should be good to go.