Valve Wants ALL The Media In SteamOS Before Retail Release

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Posted on January 16, 2014, Devin Connors Valve Wants ALL The Media In SteamOS Before Retail Release

SteamOS is a thing that exists, yes, but it’s not quite ready for the average consumer. Is it ready for Joe the Linux Power User? Yes, but if anything besides Windows is outside of your comfort zone, you might want to wait a few months.

Another reason to wait? Along with refining the installation and user experience, Valve wants to add movies, music and TV shows to SteamOS. According to tweets coming out of the press-free Steam Dev Days event up in Bellevue this week, Valve wants SteamOS to be your hub for all things media.

Anna Sweet, who works on Business Development for Valve, said as much during a Steam Dev Days presentation yesterday.

Valve wants other properties such as TV, music, and Software on Steam Machines. #SteamDevDays

— Becky (@omglazerkittens) January 15, 2014

Anna Sweet: “We want to add music, movies, and TV to Steam OS before it gets released to consumers” @UnitedFrontGame#SteamDevDays

— Jose Ilitzky (@jilitzky) January 15, 2014

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about media libraries on SteamOS. Valve was pretty straightforward with its intentions back during the original SteamOS announcement, Spotify, Netfix, and all. The question here is, when? When will the services be added in? If they appear in beta form at some point within the next few months, you can be sure that SteamOS download numbers will skyrocket.

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