In December last year, Valve introduced its analogue Twitch – Steam Broadcasting. Month the service is in beta stage, and with the latest update Steam opportunity to broadcast the game became available to all users.
Steam Broadcasting function is available in the main client program and the three browsers: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, and Apple Safari. So far, the function only works on Windows 7 and Winsows 8, but in the future also promise to support Windows Vista, Mac OS and Linux.
Steam Broadcasting main difference from the same and other Twitch strimingovyh platforms is that there is no need to make any extra options that are not even necessary to run independently broadcast. To view just need to select the appropriate item in the player profile, stream starts automatically when someone starts to follow, as you play.
In the settings you can set who can view your broadcast. By default, the player who is broadcast, must confirm the request. But you can allow you to view all comers, then your stream will appear in the game center.
So far, the only access broadcast live, save the video for further distribution is impossible. The quality of Stream can not exceed 1080p. The developers emphasize that not only can broadcast the game window, and a work desk. This presents some limitations. A player can not show live third-party material protected by copyright, pornographic or pirated content. You also can not discuss methods of hacking the game and the use of cheat codes. User noticed something “illegal” in the streamers can send a complaint to the Valve on a particular player.
Read the answers to frequently asked questions about Steam Broadcasting can be on this page.
With the latest update to the Steam client also appeared embedded counter FPS, intended to replace the Fraps, and were made to improve the work of the Big Picture and SteamOS. For a complete list of changes can be found on the corresponding page on Steam.
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