Steam In-Home Streaming Available To All Users

Steam’s in-home streaming has been available via private and public betas for some time, but now the official release is available for all. The streaming tech allows users to stream and remote-play any games on the host machine. As long as the host and client machines are running an operating system that can run Steam, the computers will automatically connect once both systems are logged into the same account on the same network. Gone are the days of being restricted to a single machine or only playing certain games on a low power laptop or HTPC. 

In-House Streaming

While Steam limits users to being on the same network, the only other real-world limitation to streaming your games from anywhere is bandwidth. Users have reported success in tricking Steam into thinking a remote client is on a shared network via LogMeIn’s free VPN software Hamachi, just be sure your network’s upload speed is up to the challenge! 

  • kgh00007

    Will this work with the has well i5 nuc? I have the nuc, but no gaming rig yet!

    • Ben Young

      If you’re looking to stream to it, the NUC should perform well. Otherwise if you’re going to use the NUC as the host machine, your performance may be lacking in any graphically intense game.

    • Tony

      I tried with a NUC and it didn’t work. The video card wasn’t capable. Didn’t try too hard, used my MacBook Air instead and it loved it!