Steam Music Now in Open Beta

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    Valve has released Steam Music, a music player app built into the Steam overlay, into the beta builds of Steam for all to access! This simple yet wonderful little tool lets you access your music library as you play your games, now you don't have to tab out of your games to change your songs.

    You can access Steam Music by opting in to the Steam Open Beta clients.

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  2. Duo8

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    Really though...
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    Really what?

    It's pretty simple as it is but it's convenient if you want to listen to music while playing games and don't want to Alt-Tab or waste hotkeys.

    Unfortunately I use Spotify for most of my music so it doesn't work as well. I gave it a shot though and it works.
     
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    No lastfm integration, so its a no for me
     
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    That's great........ I guess
     
  6. Duo8

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    It's just I never expected them to do this. Also I've found out that listening to the game's music is better when you play games.
    Great addition nonetheless.
     
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    For some games but I think you'll get sick of Terraria's soundtrack after the thousandth hour of playing.

    Dedicated OSTs for short games are fine, but play a game that expands hundreds of hours and the same tunes will be boring. Like I'll play New Vegas with my music because I already heard every song on the radio about a hundred times.
     
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    The only games I use me own music with is the GTA games .-.
     
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    Considering the fact that the current GUI is less than satisfactory in terms of usableness and due to a lack of support file formats I think I will just stay with a dedicated music player like I have in the past for now. They would have to make significant improvements for me to even consider it a decent alternative.
     
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    Like it was impossible to do before..
     
  12. AceWarhead

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    Might be good for streamers to play their own music.
     
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    I've heard of music streaming, but music Steam-ing? This is ridiculous!
     
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    this is actually great i'll use this a lot. because when i play civ 5 i have winamp open playing music (better than the games) while i play
     
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    Am I the only one who initially assumed valve was going to start selling music now? :P

    I gotta say that by itself, the feature is rather "meh". Many music players (like AIMP3) already allow you to program global hotkeys, so I can already do what I want with a few shortcuts (alt+F7=volume down, alt+F8=volume up, alt+F9=previous song, alt+F10=start/pause, alt+F11=next playlist, alt+F12=next song). But I'm curious how this'll work in combination with a game controller.

    And best of all: this is good news if this means it'll also be in steamOS.
     
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    Steam Music, eh? I would have called the app Calliope and then had a sensible chuckle at the stealth meaning, and marvel at my enormous... wit whilst stroking my... ego.

    My first thought was "Steam music store?", followed by "I can't wait for a sale in that store!" :ha:
     
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    my mouse buttons can do ALL that but sometimes i want to open the playlist and select a song instead of keep pushing next and hope the track i want plays. to do that though i have to alt+tab out and civ 5 is pretty stubborn sometimes letting you go away from it and have to do it a few times.
     
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    Must suck being a single monitor peasant :unsure:
     
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    Yeah, that too. I could already envision a humble bundle live aid music pack. ;)


    Erm...I tend to USE my mouse buttons on quite some games. The reason I use those shortcuts is that I don't want to interfere with whatever games I happen to play at that time. :)
     
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    that's why i have the logitech g510 it can auto switch between profiles. in civ5 don't need much buttons to play so i have the mouse buttons set up to fully control winamp

    not everyone is the WARLOCK :rolleyes: