Callidus Apr 16, 2013 @ 6:23am
Steambox suggestions
If Valve hope to have success with their steambox running linux, they will need to partner with HBO, Netflix, Hulu and the like so that these video streaming services will work. Having a game console today implies also having streaming services connected to the console.

So I suggest Valve partners with these companies in order to deliver such services.
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SUSEd Apr 16, 2013 @ 6:29am 
USA only D:
[Linux] timopm Apr 16, 2013 @ 6:42am 
Originally posted by SUSEd:
USA only D:

But the US is the only country in the world!
Internet Explorer Apr 16, 2013 @ 6:53am 
Given that those are paid services, they will be offered on a platform that supports control of these services. I'd say Linux is unlikely to support these streams because of the openness of the platform, whereas the Steam client itself seems more assumable. Steam itself should offer these services, on SteamBox and PC. They could even be doing it right now.

As for my own suggestion, I'd like to (if possible) use my SteamBox services on location. I mean by this that their controller would be BlueTooth enabled and compatible with an app for android and iOS. All u'd need to do then is carry your controller around and use your phone as a peripheral that you could use as a remote screen. Combine this with the fact that Ubuntu is working on a phone that transforms into a desktop when connected to a monitor, and it would make me a happy gamer. :)
gutigen o) Apr 16, 2013 @ 9:43am 
Originally posted by Federal-Foe @Linux:
Given that those are paid services, they will be offered on a platform that supports control of these services. I'd say Linux is unlikely to support these streams because of the openness of the platform, whereas the Steam client itself seems more assumable. Steam itself should offer these services, on SteamBox and PC. They could even be doing it right now.

Netlix is moving to HTML5 soon: http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/15/4228248/netflix-plans-its-move-from-microsoft-silverlight-to-html5-video
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SUSEd Apr 16, 2013 @ 9:55am 
Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country yet.
I hate services for 'premium' people.
x Evil Robot x Apr 16, 2013 @ 10:20am 
I concur. Exclusive First Party games are also important but I don't think Valve is going to be able to play that angle without losing a lot of money. That said, we've seen companies go from that model to being third party (Sega for example) - it would be interesting to see one go the other way.
x Evil Robot x Apr 16, 2013 @ 10:21am 
Also, FWIW, I think that Microsoft has an exclusivity deal with HBO Go so that might be a problem.
Tux9656 (3.15.6-ck1) Apr 16, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
As long as Netflix uses Silverlight, Microsoft will always be pulling Netflix's strings. Silverlight on Linux is never going to happen. Even with todays browser wars, Microsoft still won't let Internet Explorer touch anything other than a Windows machine.
Internet Explorer Apr 17, 2013 @ 1:51am 
Originally posted by Tux9656 (3.8.7-ck1):
Microsoft still won't let Internet Explorer touch anything other than a Windows machine.

That's more of a blessing than a curse though... :P
Cosmo Apr 17, 2013 @ 4:44am 
Originally posted by Federal-Foe @Linux:
Originally posted by Tux9656 (3.8.7-ck1):
Microsoft still won't let Internet Explorer touch anything other than a Windows machine.

That's more of a blessing than a curse though... :P
@Tux Kill yourself.
Cosmo Apr 17, 2013 @ 4:50am 
(Don't actually kill yourself, but, get the ♥♥♥♥ out.)
IMO, desiring, praising, using or supporting IE in any way should be cardinal sin..
Cosmo Apr 17, 2013 @ 4:55am 
Originally posted by Tux9656 (3.8.7-ck1):
As long as Netflix uses Silverlight, Microsoft will always be pulling Netflix's strings. Silverlight on Linux is never going to happen. Even with todays browser wars, Microsoft still won't let Internet Explorer touch anything other than a Windows machine.
Also look into moonlight, its an attempt at an open-source framework that can run silverlight stuff.

http://www.mono-project.com/Moonlight

However personally I have never got silver-light working, I don't get good ping or net stability here..
SUSEd Apr 17, 2013 @ 5:12am 
I think moonlight doesnt support that DRM stuf that Netflix needs.
x Evil Robot x Apr 17, 2013 @ 9:24am 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Netlix is moving to HTML5 soon: http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/15/4228248/netflix-plans-its-move-from-microsoft-silverlight-to-html5-video

Did you guys miss this post?
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