Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Valve, now a member of The Linux Foundation, has initiated some ambitions projects: the SteamOS, a Linux operating system optimized for gaming, the Steam Machine, a gaming colsole that will run with SteamOS, a Debian based Linux gaming system and the Steam Controller, a game controller specially designed for SteamOS and the Steam Machine. A demo video of the Steam Controller can be found here.
Now, Valve is planning to release a new service, called Steam Music, that will enable the users to both listed to music stored locally and from the internet, via a big database (as if it was from Spotify), directly from SteamOS.
The new service will be available for a bunch of beta testers only, and will be added by default to SteamOS, after it will be improved, based on the feedback they get.
Micro$oft already has such a music service available from both Xbox and Windows 8, called Xbox Music.