AMD Link Streaming Problem: How to Fix?

AMD Link is a useful app that’s designed to allow users to monitor performance PC & system performance including system info, stream online, and share the gameplay videos from the PC. It uses AMD’s social or gaming feeds on smartphones or tablets quite efficiently. In short, it’s one of the overlay apps or tools for Windows PC/Laptop that works similar to the Discord or Game Bar or Steam overlay. But recently users are facing AMD Link Streaming Problem. Check the steps on how to fix this issue.

If you don’t know, how to set up AMD Link, just install AMD Link on your smartphone or tablet at first. Then upgrade to Radeon Software 2019 or above. Next, the AMD Link tab will be visible at the bottom of the AMD Radeon Settings menu. Finally, enable AMD Link Server to connect your device to the Radeon Settings. According to a user, whenever tries to stream from the computer to a phone or TV, the screen goes all green.

AMD Link Streaming Problem: How to Fix?

Additionally, the game stops after a few seconds after launching without any error message. The most noticeable part is that the screen stays always green and it says that 0.0Mbps connection. Previously, the Nvidia GameStream worked quite smoothly without a problem. So, if you’re facing this issue, check out the troubleshooting guide below.

Steps to Fix AMD Link Streaming Problem

First of all, make sure to disable all other overlay apps on your Windows PC/Laptop and then check whether the particular issue is fixed or not. Now, if in case, the mentioned step doesn’t work for you, you can try reinstalling the AMD Radeon Software and Graphics Drivers on your computer. Once done, you can follow the methods below one by one in order to fix the issue.

1. Disable VPN Service

If in case, you’re using any VPN or Proxy server on your computer, then make sure that disabling the VPN service can fix this AMD Link Streaming issue completely. Whatever app or tool you’re using, simply open the tool and turn off the VPN service or disconnect it.

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Additionally, you can also fully uninstall the VPN app or tool on your computer in order to fix the Link Streaming problem.

2. Check your Internet Speed

Checking your internet speed is one of the easiest tasks. Just go to the web browser and search for the fast.com or speedtest.net and check for the internet speed (download/upload) within a couple of seconds. If you think that the speed result isn’t correct or not satisfactory, you can re-test the speed and the result will be an average idea that what’s the condition. Keep in mind that busy scheduling or heavy background tasks can also reduce the speed result. However, that’s quite natural.

3. Reset your Wi-Fi Router

Each and every Wi-Fi Router has a dedicated Reset button or pinhole in order to reset the Wi-Fi router. Make sure that the router is turned on condition. You can press and hold the Reset button for around 15-30 seconds using a ball-point pen or a paperclip. Once done, the router will turn on automatically.

Alternatively, you can perform a power cycle method to reset your router that will clear the cache and glitches. Just turn off the router > Wait for around 20-30 seconds > Power it on.

4. Disable Steam Overlay

  • Open Steam on your Windows.
  • Head over to the Settings > Click on the In-Game option.
  • Click on the checkbox to disable “Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game“.
  • Once the checkbox mark is removed, click on OK.

5. Disable Nvidia Overlay (GeForce Experience)

As mentioned above, all the overlay options offer plenty of useful features but these features always run in the background that consumes memory a lot and may occur start crashes, dev errors, and more. So, if you don’t use these features, then you should disable the Nvidia GeForce Experience Overlay.

6. Disable Discord Overlay

The Discord Overlay helps the hardcore gamers to use the Discord Voice & Text options to communicate with other players during the gameplay. It also lets you run certain features like Discord chat, answers Discord calls, joining groups, customizing the gaming interface, etc. However, the Discord Overlay can become more distracting especially in the online games or battle royale games and can also cause crashes, stuck in loading, dev errors, etc. So, you can disable Discord Overlay if you don’t use it.

7. Disable AMD Overlay

  • Just right-click on the desktop. [You can even directly press Alt + R buttons]
  • Select AMD Radeon Settings.
  • Click on the Preferences option.
  • Turn off the In-Game Overlay toggle.
  • That’s it. Now, simply reboot your PC and run the AMD Link Streaming overlay to check for the issue.

8. Disable Game Bar on Windows

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Bar is a feature that helps the professional or hardcore games to record game footage, broadcasts, and taking screenshots, and more. Just like other overlay programs, the Game Bar can also cause issues with the AMD Link Streaming issue and more. So, let’s take a look at the steps below to disable it.

  • Click on the Start menu icon.
  • Then click on the Settings menu (cog icon).
  • Select Gaming > Turn off the Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar toggle.
  • Now, click on the Captures category from the left-pane.
  • Make sure that the Background recording option is turned off.
  • Now, try to launch the AMD Link overlay to check whether the issue has been fixed or not.

That’s it, guys. We hope this guide was helpful to you. If you’ve any queries, you can comment below.

Source: Reddit

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  1. the record and stream option not show on my latest update for the AMD software version 21.10.3 on my Ideapad flex 5 ryzen5 Radeon graphics

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