Stream your Steam games to your laptop!

Steam just launched In-Home Streaming. This is rather a breakthrough, you can now stream your Steam games (or pretty much anything from your gaming computer!) to any device that supports Steam (excluding Google Android I guess).

Have an old Linux laptop laying around and want to play Titanfall or have a quick session in Dota 2? Or maybe you have an older PC with Windows XP running? No worries, you can now stream games from your gaming rig to that. No bullshit, it works! Wanna know how? Read below.

Open up Steam, click on Steam>Settings. Under the Account tab enable Steam Beta Update and restart the client (you have to do that on all machines you want to use!). After the update open up the Settings once more and click on In-Home Streaming.

In-Home Streaming Desktop Options

Meanwhile you have to login to your Steam account from your other device. You will then see it on the list on your gaming rig. Double click on the device and it will connect to your gaming PC:

In-Home-Popup

Now go to your second device. Once you’re connected click on the Library and select Installed from the drop down menu (to see games actually installed on your laptop/other device select Local).

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Laptop Launching Mortal Kombat

That’s it! Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition works flawlessly on my laptop even though it isn’t running that fast when it’s natively installed (damn integrated nVidia..). Now I can get my ass kicked by Sub-Zero in the kitchen:

Playing with Steam In-Home Streaming

The Xbox 360 controller works flawlessly as well. You can also run other programs and games through it of course just do this:

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  1. TheAnonimus

    This is useless i have tried by myself. Streamed from a pc 2.24 gh quad core to an i3 and the frames was 20-23 .. useless! But nice tut

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