Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Remote Downloading is Here

I've heard one specific complaint about the wonderful digital distribution service Steam, a complaint about how Steam cannot let you remotely download. Many people have wished for the option to be able to download something in their Steam library without actually being at that computer, something that would be especially useful if you are at school or work all day and would like that new 15 gigabyte release to be done downloading by the time you get home. Valve has been listening and yesterday they opened up a beta to allow you to remotely manage your library. You basically go into the Steam website while you are logged into Steam on your desired computer and you can look at your list of games for your account. From this page you can check how far along an installation is or start some downloads. You can do this on PC & Mac. All you have to do is sign up for the beta and you will then have access. Take a look at the two links below to find all the information on it. I honestly thought we were years away from this kind of thing, but it's just one more feature that makes Steam the premier gaming platform/digital distribution service for PC & Mac gamers.
Beta Info:
A little bit of information on Remote Management and how it works

*Thanks to Rock Paper Shotgun for the heads up on this.
-Written by Sean Cargle


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