Valve bring the big picture to Steam

Steam is no longer just for PCs. That’s not a new thing, mind you; Macs have enjoyed the service for a while now and PS3 will get in on the action with Portal 2.

The latest addition to the family are TVs though, as the developer’s announced big picture mode for the download service. Basically this brings Steam to any screen in your house, with controller support and navigation designed to operate the service on TVs.

Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing for Valve explains: “Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3T, we’ve done just that. With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house.”