From the Friend's List - From the drop down next to a friend's name, select "Watch Game".
From a friend's profile - Below the "Currently In Game" text, select "Watch Game".
The first time a friend requests to watch your game you'll be presented with the broadcast privacy settings. To make a change at any time, access the Steam Client's Settings panel and select the Broadcast tab to view your privacy settings.
By default, Steam will only broadcast video recorded from the game you are playing. If you switch to another program or your computer’s desktop and Steam is unable to record video from the game you are playing while it is not active/in focus, viewers will see a placeholder graphic until Steam can again record video from your game.
You can optionally enable recording video of applications outside of your game through the Steam Client settings menu. Please remember that your broadcast viewers will be able to see any open windows when enabled.
By default, Steam will only record audio from the game you are currently playing. You can enable recording a microphone or all audio played through your computer’s default output device (any audio you hear out of your PC’s speakers) through the Steam Client’s Settings panel.
Accounts that meet the following requirements are able to broadcast games:
Steam Broadcasting is currently supported by the following browsers:
The above do not apply for mobile devices. Currently, Steam broadcasts are supported on Android devices only.
Steam Broadcasting is currently supported through the Steam Client on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Support for Linux, OSX and Windows Vista will be supported in the future.
To make a change to your Broadcast settings, access the Steam Client's Settings panel and select the Broadcast tab.
You can request to watch friends' games, or simply start watching if they have allowed for that. You can also find public broadcasts from the Broadcasts tab on the Community Home page or on any game hub.
By default, Steam will only broadcast video recorded from your current game. You can enable broadcasting of all applications and your desktop through the Steam Client’s Settings panel.
As a Steam subscriber, you agree to abide by the Steam Subscriber Agreement, the Steam Online Conduct rules, and the Steam Community Rules and Guidelines. You are responsible for the use of your Account and for all of the communication and activity on Steam that results from use of your Account. Your online conduct and interaction with other subscribers should be guided by common sense and basic etiquette. Some of the things that could get you banned include:
From the broadcast window/page, select "Report Broadcast". When a broadcast is reported, Steam may save some or all of the broadcast for review.
You don't need to. If your settings allow your game to be watched, then you start broadcasting when someone starts watching. If you select "Anyone can watch my game" as your broadcast privacy setting then your broadcast is visible in that Game Hub.
Exiting your game will end your broadcast. Alternatively, at any time you can press "Stop" from the Broadcast panel in the Steam Overlay.
If you select "Anyone can watch my game" as your broadcast privacy setting then your broadcast will be visible in that Game Hub.
You'll receive a toast when a friend either requests to watch or starts watching your game. At any time you can see a list of viewers from the Steam overlay broadcast box, or if you're watching your own broadcast, from the top of the chat.
No, broadcasts are currently live only. However, if a video is reported for review, Steam may save some or all of the broadcast for review.
You can invite friends to watch your game by selecting "Invite to Watch" from the drop down next to their name in the Friend' List.
During the Beta period broadcast capabilities are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. There may not have been adequate bandwidth available from the nearest Steam server when you connected. It's also the message you'll see if your friend doesn't respond to your request.
For advanced Broadcast settings, access the Steam Client's Settings panel and select the Broadcast tab.
Check out the Steam Broadcasting Group Discussions to read more and find out answers to other frequently asked questions.