With the resounding success of streaming platforms such as Twitch and Azubu gaining millions of dollars of revenue per year in the process, game publisher Steam has launched a beta version of its own broadcasting service. The new utility, called “Steam Broadcasting”, allows a user’s friend(s) to be able to watch their games live on certain Internet browsers as well as on the Steam client itself. It is important to note that the service is on a “first-come, first-serve” basis as it has limited server capability at the moment.
The broadcasting platform can only support the following interfaces at the moment:
The rest of the information about Steam’s new service can be found here.
It remains to be seen how this affects the streaming community as more and more platforms have sprung up over the past few years, aiming to have a piece of the rapidly growing video streaming sector.