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Steam's In-Home Streaming service has launched
Steam's In-Home Streaming service has launched
May 22, 2014 | By Mike Rose

May 22, 2014 | By Mike Rose
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Steam's In-Home Streaming service, announced late last year, is now available to all Steam users, allowing you to stream your Steam games from one computer to another in your home.

By logging into Steam on two computers across the same wi-fi network, you can choose to remotely install, launch and play games on lower-end computers, laptops and home theater PCs, streamed directly from your other computer.

This functionality can also be used to stream games to other operating systems -- for example, a Windows-only game can be streamed to an OS X, SteamOS or Linux device.

Valve says it's as simple as logging into the same Steam account on different computers on the same wi-fi network, then selecting a game. More information can be found on the official website.


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Dane MacMahon
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I thought I would have no use for this but after looking into it yesterday I realized my wife could play some puzzle/casual games on her laptop that her laptop previously was not able to run. Stuff like Gone Home, for example. That's pretty interesting.

As a "core gamer" or whatever term you want to use however, I don't see myself playing action games using it.

Chris Melby
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Even for casual games I'm having a hard time seeing this as useful, since one system is being sacrificed to feed the other.

Dane MacMahon
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She has no interest in sitting at my computer in my "office" playing a game, but streaming it to her laptop so she can play on the couch? That's a whole other matter.

Jennis Kartens
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I just tried it with Bejewled 3, its awesome. With that little to calculate, the game was entirely fluid with no indication that it wasn't executed locally.


I also see the benefit of it with just different locations you want to play in.

In-House streaming with nowadays GBit standards makes at least way more sense as internet streaming.

Enrique Hernandez
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This makes me happy just because now it won't disconnect my main pc when I log in with my laptop. Finally!


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