Steam Music Participant does precisely what it feels like

Steam Music Player does exactly what it sounds like

Valve’s recreation distribution service has been going by way of lots of small modifications just lately: not solely has Steam been given a recent coat of paint and a utterly redesigned storefront, however now it performs music, too. This is not a complete shock, in fact — Valve has been testing music playback for months, and even rolled the function out to beta customers over the summer time — however now Steam Music Participant is obtainable to anybody operating the newest model of the shopper. It is a fairly easy addition, too: Steam scrubs your PC’s widespread (or manually outlined) music folders for MP3s and, nicely, performs them.

It does get a little extra complicated — the music participant is accessible within the shopper’s recreation overlay, which suggests you possibly can management and play music with out alt-tabbing again to the desktop. It additionally gives a simple strategy to take heed to soundtracks of supported video games, however this a part of the expertise is a bit clunky: since Steam provides soundtracks as recreation DLC, it seems that a lot of the service’s music cannot be downloaded individually from the sport itself. If Portal 2 is not put in, neither is the sport’s music. Want some music to check it out with? Valve no less than has you coated right here: Half-Life, Half-Life 2 and each Portal video games are seventy five% off in celebration of the brand new function, and all of these video games include free soundtrack DLC. Neat.