Steam Music introduced, beta coming soon to Big Picture and SteamOS | PCGamesN

DayZ's 2015 roadmap has been revealed; final version will release in the first half of 2016

The best PC gaming Black Friday sales

Mea culpa: Ubisoft offers free DLC to Assassin's Creed Unity players and a free game to season pass holders

Steam Music introduced, beta coming soon to Big Picture and SteamOS

Steam Music

In its bid to take over living rooms and, indeed, whole homes, Steam's getting a new music feature buckled onto it. The beta will hit Big Picture and SteamOS soon, desktop features coming later, letting you use Steam to play music while you game, but we can already gawp at screens and see what the big deal is.

Although it's accessed via Big Picture, users with mouse and keyboard can still get to the active player through the Big Picture menu. With a Steam Controller, you just need to hit the Guide button. One in-game, you can control the player via the Steam Overlay. 

The beta is just about getting the fundemental features on there, but SteamDB spotted references to Spotify when they investigated last year. 

Having not used anything but Spotify for the last year, I wouldn't want to give up my playlists just to control music from the overlay, so Spotify integration would, at least for me, be a necessity if I was to ever use it. 

Login or Register
1
+1
-0
Dog Pants's picture
1016

I'm glad they're branching Steam out, it's something they need to do if they're going to make their OS viable. I don't really see any need for a music service at the moment though. I wouldn't buy music because I can stream from Spotify. I wouldn't use it as a Spotify overlay because I can just alt+tab. I would stream from it, but I would then assume they would charge a subscription, and subscribing to Steam is a very scary precedent.

1
+1
-0
Shriven's picture
1768

Holy hell... Steam TV!

Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
The best PC gaming Black Friday sales

The best PC gaming Black Friday sales

The best PC gaming Black Friday sales

DayZ's 2015 roadmap has been revealed; final version will release in the first half of 2016

DayZ's 2015 roadmap has been revealed; final version will release in the first half of 2016

Mea culpa: Ubisoft offers free DLC to Assassin's Creed Unity players and a free game to season pass holders

Mea culpa: Ubisoft offers free DLC to Assassin's Creed Unity players and a free game to season pass holders

Youtubers told to flag promotional videos by ASA. All thanks to biscuits

Youtubers told to flag promotional videos by ASA. All thanks to biscuits

Gigantic trailer reveals MOBA where your ancient is a giant, angry monster

Gigantic trailer reveals MOBA where your ancient is a giant, angry monster

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die will excise GFWL in December, not November

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die will excise GFWL in December, not November

The 20 Best Strategy Games On PC

20 Best Strategy Games

The 20 Best Strategy Games On PC

Runescape's subscription cost is rising for all new members

Runescape's subscription cost is rising for all new members

Assassin’s Creed Unity patch fixes more than 300 bugs

Assassin’s Creed Unity patch fixes more than 300 bugs

Humble Bundle boosts Insurgency’s player numbers to more than a million

Humble Bundle boosts Insurgency’s player numbers to more than a million

Rek'Sai is League of Legends' newest champion; she's underground, so you've probably never heard of her

Rek'Sai is League of Legends' newest champion; she's underground, so you've probably never heard of her

Solve your own nautical murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

Solve your own nautical murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

Crookz is a disco-themed heist simulator

Crookz

Crookz is a disco-themed heist simulator

Distance, the neon-soaked survival racer, is launching on Steam Early Access next month

Distance, the neon-soaked survival racer, is launching on Steam Early Access next month

Good news, everyone: The World of Warcraft Blood Elf makeover is in progress

Good news, everyone: The World of Warcraft Blood Elf makeover is in progress

Batman and his best bud head to Ace Chemicals in new Arkham Knight footage

Batman and his best bud head to Ace Chemicals in new Arkham Knight footage

Activision is placing copyright strikes on Call of Duty Advanced Warfare videos showing cheats and/or glitches

Activision is placing copyright strikes on Call of Duty Advanced Warfare videos showing cheats and/or glitches

Armored Warfare’s co-op campaign is something World of Tanks sorely lacks

Armored Warfare’s co-op campaign is something World of Tanks sorely lacks

The best PC games of 2015

Best PC Games of 2015

The best PC games of 2015

Fraser and Matt have a little chat about Far Cry 4

Fraser and Matt have a little chat about Far Cry 4

The Binding of Isaac developer turns to community for expansion pack ideas

The Binding of Isaac developer turns to community for expansion pack ideas

Nvidia Shield comes with games and Nvidia Grid this Black Friday

Nvidia Shield comes with games and Nvidia Grid this Black Friday

Evolve DLC maps will be free and you can play alongside players who’ve bought new hunters

Evolve DLC maps will be free and you can play alongside players who’ve bought new hunters

Dark Souls II to re-release with ‘Scholar of the First Sin’ edition, bundled with DLC

Dark Souls II to re-release with ‘Scholar of the First Sin’ edition, bundled with DLC