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Introduction to Steam Music for SteamOS
By Jimo
I will give you an introduction to the Steam Music feature.
This guide will give you an introduction to the Steam Music feature.

Adding Tracks

You can access Steam Music by selecting Library and then choosing View All Music.

If you've not yet setup your library you'll see a white button labelled "Select to add library".

The Library setup screen will allow you to specify which folders you want Steam to scan for music in. To add a folder select the "Add a Directory" button.

You can remove an existing folder by selecting the subtraction icon to the right of the folder path.

You're able to add as many folders as you like.

Once you've made your selections Steam will begin to scan your selected folders for music. When it's done your songs will be available for you to listen to. Steam Music will display common ID3 tags, including album artwork.

If you'd like to add additional folders to your library beyond the first setup you can do so by visiting the settings page and selecting the Music category. From the music settings page select the "Setup Music Library" button to return to the folder manager.
Playing Music
You can make a track selection by visiting your music library.

If you've chosen an album you'll see a list of every song in it. You can select the "Play Album" button at the top to play the album in sequence.

You can also create a queue to play a song straight after another even if they are not part of the same album. This can be done by selecting More with a song highlighted and choosing Add to Queue.

Once the next song in a queue starts playing a Steam notification will appear.

You can access your music library at any time while in a game by opening the Steam overlay and navigating to the Music module. You can also select the Music button located along the top of the home screen.

The music player gives you a set of standard options such as next, repeat, volume, etc.

Closing Notes
If you have any questions or comments regarding this guide please feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Steam or through my website[www.Jimo.co.uk].

You can also check out all of my other Steam Guides here.

]If you're interested in following my experiences with the Steam Hardware Prototype beta I have setup a blog[www.jimo.co.uk] which I'll be updating regularly.

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dbrckmnn Dec 12 @ 9:53am 
Computers are great, this should make it EVEN better!
drocdoc Nov 24 @ 12:58am 
I wish they could add a shuffle all music option, I hate selecting a bunch of music by artist
Paradoxx Nov 24 @ 12:14am 
bnelsonpugh Nov 23 @ 3:07pm 
Кот.Баюн Nov 15 @ 5:11am 
jsphhrt Oct 29 @ 2:10pm 
I put the directories in, but its not showing any of my music? I added several different ones and my library still shows up as empty even though I added the directories??
jsphhrt Oct 29 @ 2:04pm 
I tried to add my music off itunes, but when I select add then scanned (after adding the itunes music file or an album to the directory) nothing happens?
SyToX Oct 25 @ 11:08am 
They really need to add a function that you can search for individual songs, not by albums.
Mrshishi Oct 14 @ 5:41pm 
A annoying problem I have is that it is making individual folders and some of the music I can't rename. If possible I'd like a way to rename your albums from steam directly and put music into albums yourself. I have far to many of my songs in a single album that is really inconveniencing because I need to add all of them to queue even though they are in one convenient file in my computer.
bloody.albatross Oct 12 @ 8:42pm 
My music library is a mess, with lots of single songs on one hand or huge albums that have different artists for each song on the other (I have lots of free songs from http://ocremix.org/). These cases aren't handled very well right now. E.g. Steam shows me 82 albums called "http://ocremix.org/". Yes, it's kinda OCReMix's fault, but there should be a way to mitigate this. E.g. fold all those albums into one and don't show single songs as albums.