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  • #41
    Originally posted by duby229 View Post
    Well, my opinion with Steam's big picture mode is that it needs to become an actual media player too. It needs Hulu and Netflix and Soundcloud and etc, If they want to compete with xbox and ps they need to actually be capable of using the services people are actually using.
    Afaik Steam is already able to stream videos of its own (as it is using a browser engine for most online content anyway) so it should be able to play media already.
    They are also offering some movies of their own http://store.steampowered.com/tag/en...ab=NewReleases
    http://store.steampowered.com/videos/

    And turning Steam/SteamOS into something like that has always been a target http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ste...sic,27428.html

    It didn't seem to pan out that well though.

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    • #42
      Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
      Afaik Steam is already able to stream videos of its own (as it is using a browser engine for most online content anyway) so it should be able to play media already.
      They are also offering some movies of their own http://store.steampowered.com/tag/en...ab=NewReleases
      http://store.steampowered.com/videos/

      And turning Steam/SteamOS into something like that has always been a target http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ste...sic,27428.html

      It didn't seem to pan out that well though.
      Well, that's all fine, but it pretty much already been proved pay per item doesn't work well with movies and music. Nobody wants to pay $1.99 for a single 24min episode of a tv series that will only ever be watched one time, and then have to do that all over again for every other episode, or have to pay $39.95 for the series bundle pack. It's completely retarded when You can pay netflix 8$ a month and watch everything they have.....

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      • #43
        Originally posted by duby229 View Post
        Well, that's all fine, but it pretty much already been proved pay per item doesn't work well with movies and music.
        That's a likely reason why it never took off. Currently it's mostly for Indie and gaming-related stuff.

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        • #44
          Originally posted by duby229 View Post

          Well, that's all fine, but it pretty much already been proved pay per item doesn't work well with movies and music. Nobody wants to pay $1.99 for a single 24min episode of a tv series that will only ever be watched one time, and then have to do that all over again for every other episode, or have to pay $39.95 for the series bundle pack. It's completely retarded when You can pay netflix 8$ a month and watch everything they have.....
          Mac users do this daily on iTunes XD

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          • #45
            Originally posted by Passso View Post

            Mac users do this daily on iTunes XD
            Those poor sad little plebs.....

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            • #46
              Originally posted by duby229 View Post

              Those poor sad little plebs.....
              Yes, that's sad. They pay to have a day-1 content and refuse to wait the complete box in stores or month for Netflix diffusion, that's the market dude

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              • #47
                Originally posted by duby229 View Post

                Well, my opinion with Steam's big picture mode is that it needs to become an actual media player too. It needs Hulu and Netflix and Soundcloud and etc, If they want to compete with xbox and ps they need to actually be capable of using the services people are actually using.
                I wanted this to happen, yet, we already have quite a variety of media sticks on the market, so maybe they don't see it as priority.

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by duby229 View Post

                  Well, that's all fine, but it pretty much already been proved pay per item doesn't work well with movies and music. Nobody wants to pay $1.99 for a single 24min episode of a tv series that will only ever be watched one time, and then have to do that all over again for every other episode, or have to pay $39.95 for the series bundle pack. It's completely retarded when You can pay netflix 8$ a month and watch everything they have.....
                  I'd love a monthly fee for all-you-can-eat gaming on Steam and GOG, just like Origin does.

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