Steam Broadcasting Enters Beta, Allows Viewing of Friends’ Gameplay

Through the looking glass and into your friend’s game.

Posted By | On 02nd, Dec. 2014 Under News


Valve Software has revealed that a new feature is available for Steam with Steam Broadcasting. You can now watch your friends’ gameplay by simply heading to their profiles and – if they’re inside a game – clicking the “Watch Game” option and sitting back.

Some games like Dota 2 have the option to spectate different games but you require the game in your library in order to do so. The good news with Steam Broadcasting is that “no game ownership, special fees, or additional apps” will be needed. How this will work in games like Dota 2, which run on a timed delay to prevent cheating, remains to be seen.

You can participate in the beta right now by opting in through the Steam Client Beta. It should be noted that bandwidth will be limited so any issues that arise may be because of that.

What are your thoughts on Steam Broadcasting? Let us know in the comments below.

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