Steam link was rejected last year after its initial launch on the App Store. Now, Valve has announced today that it has officially released the app on App Store. Steam Link on iOS promises to “brings desktop gaming to your iPhone or iPad.” The app was rejected last year by Apple and now it has made a comeback. Let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.
Steam Link Now Available For iOS After Being Rejected Last Year
According to Apple, Steam Link violated its “store-within-a-store” guidelines for the App Store. In addition, Phil Schiller also stated in an email to a user that “a number of guidelines around user-generated content, in-app purchases, [and] content codes.” Phil Schiller also stated that the company and Valve were working together to bring Steam Link to iOS. A year later, here it is officially available for iPhone and Apple TV.
The Steam Link app brings desktop gaming to your iPhone or iPad. Just pair an MFI or Steam controller to your device, connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing your existing Steam games.
The platform allows Steam players to access their library if games while connected to a host Mac. Ultimately, this will allow users to stream their Steam games via the iPhone, iPod or the Apple TV. Do check out the requirements for the app to work.
- iPhone or iPad using iOS 10 or higher
- Computer running Steam – Windows, Mac, or Linux
- iOS device must be on the same local network as the computer running Steam
For best performance:
- Connect your computer using Ethernet to your 5Ghz WiFi router
- Connect your iOS device to the 5GHz band of your WiFi network
- Keep your iOS device within a reasonable range of your router
If you're interested, Steam Link can be downloaded for free from the App Store. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details on the matter.
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