Time to dust off the old laptop.
By Tim Colwill on May 22, 2014 at 8:40 am
After an extensive beta test, Valve have finally pulled the wraps off Steam’s In-Home Streaming functionality and opened it to the general public.
The official website explains it all quite well, but here’s the gist: get two computers together on the same network, log into the same Steam account from both of them, and just start streaming content from one to the other.
The most common use of this will of course be for playing games on your laptop that are being streamed from your high-powered PC in another room, but no doubt some more imaginative and inventive uses will soon arise.
Currently in-home streaming works only if the source PC is running Windows, though any version of Steam can be the receiving PC. Valve expect to allow streaming from any version of Steam soon.