Stream music while playing your favorite game with Steam Music
Ever played a game and wish you could listen to your own soundtrack? Well Steam Music is about to let you do that. Valve announced that the Steam Music Beta is coming soon to SteamOS and Big Picture Mode and Steam soon to follow. The idea is that any gamer knows that it is currently possible to listen to your own music while in the middle of game but it has to be played from a separate program which can always cause problems if you are like me and like to ALT+TAB alot. The obvious solution to Valve was to just build the feature into their SteamOS and Big Picture Mode to let you import your local music directory.
Once you are inside Steam Music you will be able to view and play albums and tracks, manage a queue, or access the menu via Big Picture’s main menu for keyboard and mouse users or the Guide button on the Steam Controller. Steam Music I assume will be coming to desktop version of Steam sometime soon but no offical announcement from Valve so this is a perfect time to play with your Steam Machine if you have one! Now Steam ask that if you do participate in the beta that you give feedback since that is how they plan to proceed to make Steam Music great. One other thing they mentioned is support to see any album or cover art you have for your music and it wasn’t made clear if they might add in a feature to pull images for detected bands or albums.
How to Join Steam Music Beta
Unlike other betas that Valve has let its users into Steam Music will be different but you will still get to play with it! All you need to do to get in the Steam Music beta is join the community group and Valve will eventually give you access. They said they want to do this in waves until Steam Music is released. So you may have to wait a day or week or however they plan on doing the waves but you can join up and be able to participate.
So what do you think of a world where you would be able to play your favorite game and listen to your favorite band at the same time? I know I will be enjoying this once it comes to Steam since I don’t use either Big Picture mode or SteamOS.