share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing
share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing

Learn how to share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing by using the simple and easy way of using the online account of your steam game. So follow the below guide to proceed.

There was the time when people used to buy the optical discs for the games and then using it installed their favorite games on the computer devices. This was the marketing way through which the developers used to sell their games by the way of discs. The users were free to share their game discs with anyone. After the extent of high-speed, the Internet most developers tend to sell their games over the internet using the platforms like Steam, Up etc. The users are now bounded to buy the games and hence cannot share those games with people easily. To solve this issue the Steam have introduced the new features named Family Sharing. Users could be able to share their games using this feature on Steam. For those who are new to this feature, things could be hard enough to get the sharing task done. For your instance, we have written about the whole structural way or the procedure to sharing of games on Steam. Just go and read the article for all that!

Steam Family Sharing allows the authorized or registered accounts and devices to share the games of some account. So to start up with the sharing through Steam the setting up of authorized accounts needs to be configured. Further after this achievement, the users need to follow some steps to successfully start the game sharing on the authorized devices.

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How to Share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing

The method is quite simple and easy and you just need to follow the simple step by step guide that we had discussed just right below. And even a nontech guy can implement this easily using the straightforward guide that we had discussed in below steps.

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Steps to share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing:

1) Set up Authorized Accounts:

#1 First of all, log into your Steam account through the desktop client. You require to log in through the desktop client only as the feature could be configured inside that only. The desktop client for Steam is available for Windows, Linux and Mac platforms so mostly everyone could grasp it for their device.

share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing
share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing

#2 Head to the Steam option and click on it. Further, click on the Settings option to go to the preferences for making the alterations. The settings could be found on the top left side of the desktop client!

share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing
share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing

#3 Go to the Settings->Accounts->Manage Steam Guard Account Security. From there check if Steam Guard is enabled or not. If it is disabled them title it to enable this on.

share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing
share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing

#4 Now you will need to choose between the two modes of receiving Steam Guard codes. Select either email as your preference or Steam App as your choice. The codes would be necessary for further steps so choose the perfect way through which you could achieve these codes instantly.

#5 Again through the Settings go to the Family option now. Check the “Authorize Library Sharing on this computer” option and you would be notified by all those eligible accounts and devices for game sharing. The accounts will only appear in the eligible list of it have been opened for least one time on your device. The list could be managed to enable or disable the sharing function of Steam. With, this you complete with the basic setup of the game. Do read the below discussion too.

share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing
share Steam Games through Steam Family Sharing

2) Playing Shared Games:

The authorized account users just log in to their Steam account and they will gain the whole access to the adjusted games. They can easily play those games from there. Although the users will not be able to get those games for offline usage but still they get the opportunity to play the game for free without requiring to buy it up.

Note that the Family Sharing feature could only share games up to 5 authorized accounts and not more than that. And not every game could be shared through the feature. The worst feature here is that only one person could play the game from one device at a time without any costs but the others will have to buy if they wish to play simultaneously.

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Although the Family sharing feature has so many restrictions but still if the registered devices are accessed at completely different times by the single users then they could enjoy this sharing of games. But in case if there are multiple users willing to play the game at the same instant then this feature would not help anymore. Apart from that we just wish that you have got about the whole criteria of setting and using the Steam game sharing feature! Hope you like the guide, do share it with others too. Leave a comment below if you have any related queries with this as techviral team will be always here to assist you.

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