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Steam Broadcasting and FPS overlay available now to all

Sam Loveridge

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Steam Broadcasting and FPS overlay is available now to all users.

Valve has made Steam Broadcasting available to all users in its regular client today, January 19.

The game broadcasting feature for Steam was announced and rolled out to Beta Client users in December.

But now, Steam Broadcasting is available through the regular client, meaning you can start broadcasting as soon as you’ve downloaded the new Client Update.

The new Steam Client will be automatically downloaded, so all you need to do is install it.

Although Steam Broadcasting is definitely the biggest feature arriving with the Steam Client, there are some other new features of note.

That includes the frames per second (FPS) overlay, which was rolled out to beta testers earlier this month.

Most other changes in the Steam Client Update are just fixes or tweaks, but you’ll spot that future game updates will be outlined in the UI.

The full Steam Client update notes are available on the Steam website.

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Gaming Live also wants to give Twitch some competition with its own live-streaming service.

It announced today that it will launch its own live-stream service on February 1, albeit in beta form.

The platform will allow users to monetise from their streams, probably through ads just as Twitch does.

Gaming Live claims it has achieved "transcoding efficiency over the competition". All users will be offered 480p transcoding and accept livestreams in 2K quality (2,048 x 1,152p).

Twitch's statement on both companies entering the fray was:

"It is always validating for the appeal of live video when new companies enter the space.”

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