Valve is removing non-gaming videos from sale on Steam

Valve Retires Non-Gaming Video Content From Steam

Valve Retires Non-Gaming Video Content From Steam

Steam users will still be able to view the videos they've already purchased, which is a relief, but it's clear that Valve wants to exit the non-gaming-video business. I did watch Indie Game: The Movie on steam years ago, but I can't say I've ever considered Steam to be a viable video distribution platform.

It was designed as a place where users could go and watch stuff from Valve's own documentaries to full-fat Hollywood blockbusters. Over the coming weeks, non-gaming videos will be removed and will no longer be available for users to purchase. Many users likely had no idea that such content was available since the platform is overwhelmingly geared towards games and related products, so it might be surprising to hear about Valve's new plans for video content.

In a post on the Steam forums, Valve writes, "For the past few years, we have worked on expanding Steam beyond games and software by building a video platform that supports paid and free video content".

Now, Valve is moving away from this expansion to refocus Steam Video on gaming-related content.

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The video section has run out of steam. Additionally, any content you now own will continue to be available for download.

Valve's now made a decision to stick to gaming, and will stop distributing videos unrelated to video games. Even gaming related videos are best served by the likes of YouTube and Twitch rather than Steam.

You can still find existing content using search, and videos associated with games will continue to be listed on their store pages, and library entries.

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