SteamOS has not been so user-friendly of late, not to mention the major flaws it has. From not being bootable on DVD, to nuking hard drives clearly mentioned with the ‘install at your own risk’ warning, it did not look so amazing, not to mention worthy of giving it a try.
A recent announcement states that Valve added Steam Music features in the operating system, which basically searches for your music content on the hard drive and lets you play it inside the Steam interface. It is said that there is also a version in Steam’s Big Picture Mode as well to give it a try if you are too afraid of installing the SteamOS.
According to Valve, randomly picked beta participants will soon get early access to the Steam Music player. The company also confirms that a desktop version of the player is ‘en route’ as well. There is no news about implementing any multimedia offerings such as the ability to buy songs, manage and integrate online accounts such as Google Play, or other features you see on modern music players nowadays.
It may not look much at first, but keep in mind that it is still a beta version, and as Valve states on their intro page, the next steps in the Steam Player evolution will be mainly decided by the early beta feedbacks given.