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Steam introduces remote game installs

By Mike Williams

Steam introduces remote game installs

Thu 03 May 2012 12:24am GMT / 8:24pm EDT / 5:24pm PDT

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.

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Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing

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I wonder what happens once Steam knows your internet speed and your commute time. Will they start to market games "Buy in the next 3hour 42minutes and play the minute you get home".

Posted:4 years ago


James Battersby Developer, Blue Beck

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

Posted:4 years ago


Joshua Rose Executive Producer / Lead Designer, Storm Eagle Studios

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@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:4 years ago


Jack Lee

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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:4 years ago


Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic

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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:4 years ago


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