Steam in-home streaming open to all PC users

Steam's in-home streaming feature has exited beta and is now available to all users. This allows users to remotely install, launch, and play games between two Steam-connected computers on the same home wireless network.

"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," explains the announcement post. "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."

Initiating streaming requires users to log onto Steam on their Windows PC before logging onto Steam using another computer on the same network. Both computeres must have the user's Steam library open to begin streaming. Support for SteamOS, Linux, and Mac streaming is coming soon.

Steam in-home streaming is among the features promised by SteamOS. The beta was previously restricted to development partners and beta invitees. For more on Steam in-home streaming, visit the Valve's information page.