Valve’s new Steam Music service has this week started taking registrations for users to test out and enjoy the Steam Music beta release once it is made available for Big Picture and SteamOS interfaces.
Steam Music has been created to enable gamers to listen to music while playing games, and once you’ve pointed Steam to your local music directory, your Steam Library will include Album and Artist views of your music collection for you to select. Desktop features for Valve’s Steam Music service are also expected to be made available in the near future.
Once setup up, you can enter a game of your choice from Steam and the Steam Music player follows you via the handy Steam overlay. Allowing you to manage your current playlist or browse your music.
Valve is now allowing Steam users to register for beta access to the new Steam Music service and once you have registered at the community, beta participants will be randomly selected. Valve explains:
“Your Steam Library will include Album and Artist views of your collection. From there you can view and play albums and tracks, manage your queue, and access the Steam Music player by pressing the Guide button on your controller. (No controller? Keyboard and mouse users can access the active player from Big Picture’s main menu.)
Join now to express your interest in participating, and as always, please share your thoughts and feedback in the discussions once you’ve given Steam Music a try.”
For more information on the new Steam Music and its beta release jump over to the Valve Steam Music community website for details.