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Valve is aiming to to add streaming media services to its Steam OS, including music and television content, according to tweets from developers attending Valve’s Steam Dev Days conference.

That’s a big move for Valve, with the potential to make the forthcoming Steam Machine gaming computers more competitive with Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s Playstation product lines, which have expanded beyond gaming to become multifaceted entertainment machines.

That means that the company has a fairly compressed timetable to get a bunch of content deals lined up. Alienware has said that its Steam Machine will be available in September.

Valve hasn’t released a public statement about its plans yet, but it’s possible to see developers attending the conference discussing what’s going on by following the #SteamDevDays hashtag.

Previously: Full text: Valve’s Gabe Newell unveils Steam Machines, outlines hardware plans

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  • http://www.steammachinegaming.com/ Steam Machine Gaming

    So maybe the Steam OS might actually become a full operating system after all. Or at least a platform for gamers that has some necessary features and removes all the bloat from everyday PCs.

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