Valve's SteamOS will support streaming games from a PC to another machine over a local network, and now the latest beta update for Steam actually contains the system - albeit in an incomplete form.
The image snatched from the beta paints a pretty simple picture of just how easy it should be setting up. We can adjust bandwidth and framerate to help keep the stream strong.
Apparently we just log into Steam on the PC, and then log into the same account on the target machine and then tell them to hook up via In-Home Streaming.
This streaming feature is perhaps the most exciting element to SteamOS so far, aside from the Linux-based operating system being given away completely free of course. It lets PC gamers use the full power of their rigs to pipe their Steam library games along their LAN into living rooms on the big TVs, or indeed anywhere in the home.
The In-Home Streaming menu was found by tinkering around with some files and voodoo over at.
Steam beta update contains 'In-Home Streaming', currently inactive
15 October 2013 | By Simon Priest
- PC Gamer