Valve has this week launched its new Steam Broadcasting service into its beta development stage, enabling you to stream your Steam gameplay live, and allowing friends to watch you play .
The new Steam Broadcasting service allows gamers to invite a friend to watch you play or allow you to watch your friend play and provide advice if they are stuck on a certain area within the game, providing live pointers if required as they play.
At the current time the new Valve’s Steam network Broadcasting service only allows gamers to live stream and recording footage of your gameplay is not yet available. Valve explains :
“If you select “Anyone can watch my games” then your broadcast will be visible on that game hub. You decide. The first time a friend asks to watch your game you’ll be presented with the broadcast privacy settings…
When you’re playing a game and someone starts watching, you automatically start broadcasting. When you end the game your broadcast ends.”
To try out the new Valve Steam Broadcasting service, both you and your friends need to opt into the Steam Client Beta. In the Steam client main menu, select Settings > Account and change your “Beta Participation” to “Steam Beta Update”, says Valve. For more information on the new Valve Steam Broadcasting jump over to the Steam Community website for details.
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