Valve has announced a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS which will let you play PC and Mac games, music and movies. The operating system has been designed for living room-based computers and “big screens.”
From a technical perspective, Steam OS will have an improved performance and better graphic processing. “Game developers are already taking advantage of these gains as they target SteamOS for their new releases,” Valve says.
But with Steam OS, not only does Valve attempts to conquer the living room with video games, but also entertainment in general. Four new features have been announced. In-home streaming will let you stream Windows and Mac games over your home network. The upcoming operating system will support music, TV and movies. The recently announced family sharing feature is also coming to the OS. Finally, family options will let you configure the OS, so that each family member has a tailored experience.
According to Valve, Steam OS will be available soon as a free download.
Valve has two more announcements left. The next reveal will happen on Wednesday, September 25th at 1pm Eastern. For more information about this announcement, go to Valve’s website.