No hardware yet, but Valve announces streaming game operating system Steam OS

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Now, things are getting interesting: After two years of speculation, which included showings at CES, Valve has been teasing the unveiling of its PC/console hybrid “Steam Box” for the last week, and a mysterious website appeared with a timer attached to it. Today, the company doubled down on that tease.

Via that mysterious website, the company has unveiled a new console UI, SteamOS.

Steam OS is a living room UI that is clearly the spiritual (and more sophisticated successor) to the company’s Big Picture product. Released last year, Big Picture allows any Steam user to play their games on a television with an enhanced UI and controller compatibility.

A big feature of Steam OS is its in-home streaming, which utilizes a home network to run games located on any computer to the TV. Valve has also confirmed the presence of Family Sharing. Announced earlier this month, Family Sharing allows…

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