Steam adds Broadcasting

Banned 11 replies
Found 2nd Dec 2014
Who can watch my games?
You decide. The first time a friend asks to watch your game you'll be presented with the broadcast privacy settings...

If you select "Anyone can watch my games" then your broadcast will be visible on that game hub.
How do I start & stop my broadcast?
When you're playing a game and someone starts watching, you automatically start broadcasting. When you end the game your broadcast ends.

Try it now
To try out Broadcasting now, both you and your friends need to opt into the Steam Client Beta. In the Steam client main menu, select Settings > Account and change your "Beta Participation" to "Steam Beta Update".

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Original Poster Banned

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cool will add this tomorrow. PC gaming coming on leaps and bounds recently. I like the way its going.
Geforce streaming and twich streaming is very good as well.

This is good news, I just used pc parts picker to build my new PC just need to order it now this is something I fancy a go at not sure it will compare to twitch though.

I don't get it. Why would I want to sit and watch somebody else play a computer game?

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Rubisco

I don't get it. Why would I want to sit and watch somebody else play a … I don't get it. Why would I want to sit and watch somebody else play a computer game?



I get what your saying. I wouldnt. Twitch has proven strangely that lots of people do oO

I don't get it. Why would I want to sit and watch somebody else play a … I don't get it. Why would I want to sit and watch somebody else play a computer game?



1. To initially see if you want to play or purchase the game.
2. Learn the basics before starting playing the game to reduce the learning curve.
3. To pick up advance skills, tricks, tactics and other gaming practises to understand, and work more effectively with your team mates.
4. Exploit and review rival and enemy teams for future reference.
5. Finding bugs, tricks and other exploits that is funny to an audience.

nemesiz

1. To initially see if you want to play or purchase the game.2. Learn the … 1. To initially see if you want to play or purchase the game.2. Learn the basics before starting playing the game to reduce the learning curve.3. To pick up advance skills, tricks, tactics and other gaming practises to understand, and work more effectively with your team mates.4. Exploit and review rival and enemy teams for future reference.5. Finding bugs, tricks and other exploits that is funny to an audience.



6. To watch the streamer insult their audience. (Thats a Twitch thing though lol)

Overall a good thing. More limited than twitch but no setup so easier to do. Can see possibilities like HUKD indie battle royale stream compo......

really good just tried on it on my friend and he seems to think it makes his game (single player) drop fps slightly. Still that's why its beta.

geebeegooner

really good just tried on it on my friend and he seems to think it makes … really good just tried on it on my friend and he seems to think it makes his game (single player) drop fps slightly. Still that's why its beta.



That sounds about right. Playing a game just renders graphics on screen, playing and streaming at the same time now makes your GPU render the graphics on screen and then capture those frames as video, compress them, and then send them over the internet. That extra video processing may explain the drop in fps.

bk201

That sounds about right. Playing a game just renders graphics on screen, … That sounds about right. Playing a game just renders graphics on screen, playing and streaming at the same time now makes your GPU render the graphics on screen and then capture those frames as video, compress them, and then send them over the internet. That extra video processing may explain the drop in fps.



Got around a 5-8 second delay he's on 120meg and I'm on 100. He runs a 780ti and I'm a 970.
was clear enough on full 1080p and full 3500 bitrate.
Not much lag if any.
Tbh it's only beta stage and when i use geforce for twitch streaming i see no fps dips at all. It will get there and a great feature to watch your mate stressing when you've had a few beer's :-P
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