If you have been wondering when Valve would make their new Steam TV gaming software live and available to all, you will be pleased to learn that the wait is over.
As Valve has this week removed it from beta testing which started back in September and made the service live to all, Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Valve Big Picture feature and see it in action.
Valve has created their new Big Picture feature to enable gamers access their Steam games directly from a HDTV television. With the press of a digital on-screen button Steam displays a new full-screen user interface which has been optimised for use on large screen HDTV’s.
Whats also great is that Big Picture has been designed to be used with traditional games controllers, but also fully supports keyboard and mouse input if preferred. Valve explains:
“Why give up your games, your friends, and all that you love about Steam when you play games in the living room? With Big Picture, we’ve reformatted Steam for use with your TV and game controller, so you can enjoy your Steam games from the comfort of your couch. Grab your laptop and an HDMI cable, connect a dedicated PC to your TV, or just kick back in your dorm. Setup is easy.”
For more information jump over to the Valve Big Picture webpage.
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