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Valve Launches Steam Remote

Valve has launched its new remote download feature that allows users of the digital distribution software to access their account while on the move, and as long as their PC is on at home with Steam activated, they can begin downloads and make purchases wherever they are.

This new service works on PCs and Macs and is designed to make it easier for people to get home and play straight away. Even with contemporary Internet connections, it can sometimes take several hours for a download of a big game to complete. With this new feature, people can head off to work, buy a new game while there and by the time they get home it's downloaded ready to go.

This feature has been in beta for some time, only launching to the wider public this morning.

To take advantage of this feature, you need to navitage to the Steam Community website, login as you would in Steam and access the Games List. Here you'll find all your owned titles, with options to begin downloading them whenever you want.

Dipping his toes into almost everything that could be labeled 'nerdy' in his free time, Jon has been writing about technology for over half a decade. While mainly focusing on PC hardware thoughout this time, today he's more varied, covering everything from gaming to general electronics, industry perspectives and consoles. As well as writing for different sites, Jon enjoys wargaming, reading and PC gaming, hoping to balance out these geeky pastimes with fire spinning and MMA.