Steam broadcasting is here for everyone; Twitch beware

The latest version of Steam, available to everyone, is bringing the new broadcasting feature to all players. Those wanting to try it out can hit the “check for update” button right now.

Valve announced late last year that it was bringing a broadcasting feature to its super popular Steam client, one that will allow users to check in on their friends, watch them play and let them know they’re “uber nabs”.

While the previous version of broadcasting was available in the beta client, the latest update to Steam which was released last night brings broadcasting to everyone. To try it out all you have to do is update Steam, find a friend that’s online and playing something, right click and select “Watch Game”. If your friend accepts you’ll start seeing his or her gameplay.

You’ll also be able to hit up the Community tab and then select broadcasts to watch what other folks around the world are doing.

This is still an early version of the feature and still carries the beta tag, but Valve seems very willing to take on Twitch, currently the most popular game streaming service around.

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