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Steam introduces remote game installs

Steam introduces remote game installs

Thu 03 May 2012 12:24am GMT / 8:24pm EDT / 5:24pm PDT
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The new beta of Valve's Steam client allows players to remotely install their Steam library

On the official Steam forums, Valve has announced a new Steam Beta client that brings remote installation to the service. Players can use Steam on their web browser or mobile device to trigger an install on their home computer.

For avid Steam users, the feature is certainly a very welcome addition. The ability to start pre-loading a title while on-the-go or at work is an excellent option for many.

Valve has also released a Steam Support article detailing the new feature, which can be found here.

5 Comments

Klaus Preisinger
Freelance Writing

1,034 912 0.9
I wonder what happens once Steam knows your internet speed and your commute time. Will they start to market games Amazon.com-style? "Buy in the next 3hour 42minutes and play the minute you get home".

Posted:2 years ago

#1

James Battersby
Developer

15 8 0.5
Very, very nice! Interface needs a little cleaning up I think but still brilliant!

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Joshua Rose
Executive Producer / Lead Designer

191 80 0.4
@Klaus: That would be very creepy. A good idea none the less, but still quite creepy.

This kind of feature probably wasn't too difficult to make, it's just a matter of having the idea first, so well done there.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Jack Lee

60 6 0.1
It doesn't say anything in that How-to about it being usable from within the Steam iOS app, just web browsers. Is that the case, or can you use it from an iPhone? Anyone know?

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Morville O'Driscoll
Games Blogger & Journalist

1,486 1,254 0.8
It doesn't mention anything about the Android app, either. Given it's a Beta Client feature, I'm assuming when it's out of Beta there'll be updates for the Android and iPhone apps to allow them to use it. :)

Posted:2 years ago

#5

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