Steam Music Player allows users to play music on steam without opening another application. Steam also has the game soundtracks DLC that users can listen, if they own the game and DLC. This is really useful on a machine where you don’t have any media player but just a Steam application. However, some users are still unaware of how to add local music to their Steam music library. In this article, we will show you the methods for adding music to your Steam Music Player.
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Adding Music to the Steam Music Player
When it comes to adding music to your Steam Music library, it is similar to adding music to any other media player. The user just needs to point the Steam music player to the folder where local music is located and Steam will do the rest. There are several different ways through which users can add music to their Steam Music Player.
Method 1: Adding Library in Music Settings on Steam
The most common and default method is to add the music directory to your Steam Music library. You can find this option in your Steam music settings. You can also add multiple different directories to your Steam Music library. Follow the below steps:Click on the Steam menu on the top menu bar and choose the Settings option.
Method 2: Adding Music Library in Steam Big Picture
This is similar to the first method, but this is in the Big Picture mode. This is because if you are not using a computer but some other device with Big Picture mode, then the interface will be a bit different. However, you are adding the music directory to the Steam music library in this method too. Follow the below steps to add your music through Big Picture Mode:
Note: If you are already using the Big Picture mode in other devices, then skip the first step.
Open the Steam application by double-clicking the shortcut or by searching Steam in the Windows search feature.Click on the Big Picture Mode icon at the top right corner.
Method 3: Copying Playlist in the Steam Music Folder
Try this method only if the above two methods do not work. That is because in this method you need to overwrite your playlist on the Steam music playlist. First, you need to create the playlist of the local music in one of the media players. Then copy that playlist file in the Steam music folder as shown below:
Note: You must have a media player such as VLC, through which you can create and save the playlist file.Right-click on your music folder and choose Add to VLC media player’s Playlist option.
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D:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\music\_database