You Should Go Join Valve’s New Steam Music Group Right Now
BIG CHANGES are coming to Steam. Some are already here, while others wait in the shadows, biding their time until you’re too busy fawning over TF2 hats and then slapping you in the face with an In-Home Streaming beta invite.
One of these changes is media integration, and lots of it. Starting
now a few days ago, you can join the Steam Music group, which is spreading the word about a forthcoming beta component, coming soon to a gaming PC near you.
Members of the group will be selected at random to join the beta. Once you’re in, you’ll have access to a baked-in music player when using SteamOS or Big Picture Mode. A desktop client version will follow later this year (although we aren’t sure if it will be in the beta or not).
“The Steam Music Beta is coming soon to Big Picture and SteamOS interfaces, with desktop features soon to follow. To express interest in beta participation, join the Steam Music community group. Group members will be invited in waves, until the feature is released to everyone.
With Steam Music, you can now listen to your music collection while playing games. Once you’ve pointed Steam to your local music directory, your Steam Library will include Album and Artist views of your collection.”
Listening to music while meatshotting every moving thing on 2fort is so classic, it should be an American Pastime. And now you tell me I can do so without using an external service? Count me in.
There’s plenty of art to look at on the group page, but we’ve cherry-picked a few screenshots for your enjoyment.