Steam is a software distribution platform. Blender can be downloaded and updated using the Steam client by following the steps described below on Linux, macOS, or Windows.
Download the Steam client for your operating system. Once installed, open the client and login to your Steam account, or create one if you haven't already. Once logged in, navigate to the Store tab, search for "Blender", and press the green installation button. Blender should now be available in the Library tab of the Steam client.
When installing Blender from Steam on Linux and Windows, the
.blend filename extension will not
be automatically associated with Blender. To associate blend-files with Blender, see the processes
described on the Linux and
Windows installation pages.
When an update for Blender is available on Steam, Steam will automatically update Blender for you.