Steam will begin the beta for its home streaming system this year – what's left of this year, at least – with candidates chosen at random from members of the Homestream
group on Steam. In-Home Streaming will allow users to stream games from one computer to any other in the same house, Steam says.
Steam In-Home Streaming is the backbone of Valve's Steam Machines
, its customizable gaming hardware, and SteamOS
, its Linux-based operating system. With all of these pieces, Valve hopes to create open, in-home gaming networks connecting the desktop to the couch.