Valve talked last week about the fact that big news was coming down the pike. This morning, the company that is behind the massive computer video game site Steam, announced a brand new way for gamers to stream to Mac and Windows PCs using an operating system known as SteamOS.
The video game giant has been looking for ways to put a bigger dent in console gaming and it appears that this announcement could do just that. In partnership with the SteamBox it appears that gamers will also be able to stream throughout the house, from you PC or Mac computer onto your television.
The operating system will be Linux based, which is good for those who want to be able to get the most out of their computers and television sets. By going with that format, it will be easier for Valve to cater to a wider audience of game aficionados
Video games is going to be at the center of this particular program, but it will most likely not be the only focus. SteamOS is expected to allow you to stream almost anything that is contained on your home computer to your television set.
There are plenty of devices out there, including the Apple TV that already allow you to get music and movies onto your television from you PC, but being able to play video games give Valve's program a leg up.
The company has also made the rather brilliant move of making sure that everything that people love about the video game service will remain in this OS. That includes features like free cloud storage, remote game saving and access to all your friends, family and rivals you get from the community features.
Valve says that the SteamOS will be free to download for users and manufacturers and now all we have to do is wait until the SteamBox hits the market to take advantage.