Steam In-Home Streaming Now Live for EveryoneCategory: Gaming
Posted: May 21, 2014 01:27PM
Steam In-Home Streaming has been in beta testing since January, but now Valve has released it into the wild for everyone to enjoy. In-Home Streaming allows Steam users with multiple computers to utilize the power of their most powerful gaming rig no matter what system they're on, as long as the two computers in question are on the same network. This not only means you can enjoy your resource-intensive games on a low-end HTPC or laptop, but also that you're no longer restricted by OS requirements, allowing you to stream games from your Windows PC to a Mac, Linux, or SteamOS machine, regardless of compatibility.
If you want to use In-Home Streaming, it's as easy as logging into Steam on both computers. Then, from the computer you'd like to stream to, you should have the option to remotely install, launch, and play games just as if you were using Steam normally. BANDAI NAMCO Games claims that, "With good hardware and a fast home network, you’ll forget the game is running remotely."