This is a short tutorial how to get and use Steam Music Player Beta. How to add music and so on.
Many gamers will agree that gaming and music is one thing, if you play the game long enough. The soundtracks get quite boring and you have to you Winamp, VLC or other things to play the music. But from now on that will be about to change. You will not have to minimize your game anymore to play your music. We present to you Steam Music Player.
Steam Music Player
You can easily access Steam Music Player on Steam clicking View and selecting Music Player. While in game you click shift+tab and there you will have your music player option in the bottom off the screen.
How to add your songs to Steam Music player?
To add the songs you have to go to Steam Settings and choose Music. There you will find all the settings. And between there will be a button to Add music.
After you added all the music you want. Click the button Start Scanning it will build your Steam Music player database. It may take a while to finish, if you have added many files.
Why is Valve adding music features to its Steam client?
For years, customers have been asking us to provide a basic way for them to access and play music while in-game. Task-switching between resource-intensive 3D games and other desktop apps has never been a graceful experience for gamers, so an in-game player can help by eliminating that pain point.
Beyond addressing this context-switching hurdle, we see an opportunity to broaden Steam as an entertainment platform which includes music alongside games and other forms of media. With our ongoing efforts to make Steam accessible in the living room with SteamOS and Steam Machines, the timing feels right for us to make an investment in this broader picture.
Steam Music group on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steammusic