How To Share Games On Steam?

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How To Share Games On Steam?

How To Share Games On Steam? Valve offers thousands of new and old games from hundreds of big-name and independent publishers in one convenient place, it’s Steam digital distribution platform. The company frequently has promotions and sales that offer up hit games for cheaper than anywhere else on the Web. It’s because of these sales that people like me have built vast gaming libraries with hundreds of titles.

Thanks to Valve’s new sharing features, which the company unveiled last September, you can now share these games with friends and family members.

How To Share Games On Steam
How To Share Games On Steam

The process

Before you can enable Family Library Sharing, you must first have the Steam Guard security feature enabled. This can be done by opening the Steam settings menu, clicking on the Account tab, and selecting the “Manage my account with Steam Guard security” option.

To enable the sharing feature, you must first log in to your family member or friend’s computer with your Steam account. Next, open the settings menu, click on the Family tab, and choose to authorize the computer. You will then have the option to authorize any accounts that have also logged into the same computer.

Once this is complete, log out of your account and let your friend or family member log back into theirs. They will then have the ability to download and install select games from your gaming library.

You can authorize up to 10 computers and up to five accounts to access your Steam gaming library.

How To Family and Friends Share Games On Steam
How To Family and Friends Share Games On Steam

How To Share Games On Steam 2017

Steam is the most popular digital distribution platform for PC games, and if you are into PC gaming, it’s likely you and your friends have built up a substantial library of Steam games over the years. Although the service has frequent sales, one can only afford to buy so many games. Thankfully, if one of your friends owns a game that you don’t, it is possible for you to play it — without borrowing their computer  — thanks to Steam’s Family Sharing function. The process is simple and allows you to share your library with up to five other accounts, so if your friend wants to try, say, Shadow of Mordor from your account, they can do so hassle-free. Here’s how it works.

Before you share your account, you must enable the “Steam Guard” feature, which requires you to input a code — received by email or text message — when someone logs into your Steam account from a new computer.

To activate Steam Guard, log into your account and open Preferences.

In the Account tab, click the button labeled Manage Steam Guard Account Security…

Next, select whether you want to receive your Steam Guard notifications via text or email.

With Steam Guard activated, you will be able to share your library with another computer. To do so, you must log in to your Steam account on that computer and go to your Preferences. Afterward, select the tab labeled Family.

How To Family and Friends Share Games On Steam

Family Sharing allows family members to share games while keeping their accounts separate.

Family and guests can play one another’s games while earning their own Steam achievements and saving their own game progress to the Steam Cloud. It works by granting family members access to games on a shared computer.

There are two recommended methods for authorizing shared libraries. Both require that Steam Guard be enabled on all accounts.

Authorizing another user:
  1. Log into your Steam account on the computer where you’d like to share your games.
  2. Make sure that you have Steam Guard security enabled via Steam > Settings > Account in the Steam Client.
  3. From the Steam Settings panel select the Family tab (or in Big Picture mode, Settings > Family Library Sharing). Here you can select users who have also logged into this computer to share your library with.
  4. Click the “Authorize Library Sharing on this Computer” box.
  5. Check the box next to the account you’d like to share your Library with.

How Do You Share Games On Steam 2019?

1) Log into your friends’ or family’s computer with your Steam account. 2) Click Steam at the upper left corner, and click Settings. 3) Click Family, and check the box next to Authorize this computer (or Authorize Library Sharing on this computer), then click OK to save.

How Do I Share My Steam Games In 2018?

just follow the steps below:
  1. On your family’s or friend’s Windows 10 PC, log into your Steam account.
  2. Go to the upper left corner of the window and click Steam.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Select Family.
  5. Make sure that the box next to Authorize this computer (or Authorize Library Sharing on this computer) is checked.

Can You Play The Same Steam Game On 2 Computers?

Steam only allows you to play one game at a time per account. You can log in to your account on as many PCs as you want at once, but if you try to launch a game on one PC when a game is running on another, you have to stop the first before the second will start. Then you should be able to play the game together.