Valve release more details about how In-Home Streaming will work on Steam

👤by Craig Farren Comments 📅26.11.2013 04:10:15

Valve have been working hard recently on improving the facilities available to PC gamers. Some of the announced plans include things like Family Sharing giving you the ability to share games in your library with other people and SteamOS which gives the user a choice as to what Operating System they want to use. Valve have now released more details on their newest feature In-Home Streaming or homestream.

In case the title doesn't give it away, here is a brief description as to what In-House Streaming essentially is.

Steam in-home streaming will allow you to play a game on one computer when the game process is actually running on another computer elsewhere in your home. Through Steam, game audio and video is captured on the remote computer and sent to the player’s computer. The game input (keyboard, mouse or gamepad) is sent from the player’s computer to the game process on the remote computer.

So you can play a game in bed on your under powered laptop by letting your main gaming machine do all the work, or you can play a Windows only game on a Linux PC or a Mac. There is a lot more information, including technical details as to how this will work over at and it is definitely worth a read.

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