Steam announced a new operating system today that will bring your favourite PC games to the big screen TV in your living room. Based on Linux, SteamOS will bring all of your favourite Steam games and features to your home’s main entertainment system.

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Along with added media streaming and some of your favourite online media outlets, SteamOS will also let you play your existing PC games on your TV through your home network. This allows you to take the complete PC gaming experience into your living room, without leaving your online friends and content behind!

I really hope this feature works as promised. It would be really great to play all of my favourite Steam games on my main entertainment system in the living room. Now if only we can get Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC soon!

You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your SteamOS machine, too. Just turn on your existing computer and run Steam as you always have – then your SteamOS machine can stream those games over your home network straight to your TV!

via SteamOS.