Looks like Valve has finally decided announced that their Steam In-Home Streaming is now out of beta status and is officially available for all users that Steam on Windows. I’ve been playing with this for sometime and it’s good to see that this is finally being released to the masses as it’s definitely a move in the right direction for PC gaming, especially since it will let you play use your super gaming PC and stream the games to a lesser and perhaps a less expensive PC in your Living Room or else where.
And while I’m at it I’ll throw in my two cents; It’s still a great idea to stream over Ethernet vs WiFi if you can do it. There is still some lag involved and some games just won’t tolerate it, Dark Souls players will know what I am referring to.
In-Home Streaming, a new feature of Steam, is now released to all users. Players who have multiple computers at home can immediately take advantage of the new feature. When you log into Steam on two computers on the same network, they automatically connect, allowing you to remotely install, launch, and play games as though you were sitting at the remote PC.
Steam In-Home Streaming allows you to play your PC games on lower-end computers such as a laptop or home theater PC, or a computer running another operating system such as OS X, SteamOS, or Linux.
When you play a game using In-Home Streaming, video and audio are sent through your home network from your high-end gaming PC to another device in your home. From here, your keyboard, mouse, and controller input is sent back to the remote computer.
For more information on how the Steam In-House Streaming works head on over to http://store.steampowered.com/streaming/.
Good for Valve, now how about that Half-life 3….