Steam Accidentally Released Their Streaming Service Steam.tv, But Have Since Removed It

Valve had a bit of a nightmare yesterday. Yesterday Steam released Steam.tv. It seemed to be a streaming service, similar to Twitch. Once you logged in to Steam.tv the Steam Chat would open, allowing you to invite friends to the stream so you can watch it together. It was also reported to that Google Chrome had built-in voice chat, however this couldn’t be replicated on Firefox or Edge. It’s worth noting that Steam.tvĀ  only showed a stream of Dota 2.

Now as you can guess from the title Steam.tv is no more. Valve took the service down yesterday, and have since made a statement regarding it. The statement was made to CNET, and stated:

“We are working on updating Steam Broadcasting for the Main Event of The International, Dota 2’s annual tournament … What people saw was a test feed that was inadvertently made public”.

What do you think of this news? I think Steam.tv could be a good idea, especially being able to invite people to the stream. It seems that it might just be a platform for Dota 2, but hopefully it will become more than that. Let us know what you think in the comments below, or tweet us @games_bulletin!

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