Help Valve Test Steam’s In-Home Streaming Service
Valve has launched a beta community group for Steam’s in-home streaming service, and it’s looking for testers to try out the Two PC One Game loop.
Quoth the Gaben (or someone else at Valve, probably):
We are currently in the early stages of testing Steam in-home streaming. There is a huge variety in home hardware and network configurations, and we would like your help in learning about what works best. If you’re interested in helping out or would like more information about in-home streaming, please join the Steam In-Home Streaming community group and stay tuned for details on a beta coming soon to Steam.
Once the SteamOS/Steam Machine ecosystem is up and running next year, you’ll be able to stream games from your desktop or laptop to that shiny new Steambox sitting underneath your TV. While some of the Steam Machines available from vendors in 2014 will be high-powered living room gladiators, many will be on the lower end of the PC power spectrum (and thus, on the lower end of the pricing spectrum, too). Streaming a game from the $1,500 gaming desktop you might already have to a low-cost Steam Machine might be the best setup for those who want to move PC gaming into the living room.
Sign up for the beta here, and let us know if you make it into the program!