Despite Apple rejecting it a year ago, Valve's Steam Link app is now available for iPhone, iPad and Mac.
The app allows users to stream their games from a PC or Mac via a local network connection. When Valve tried to make Steam Link available via IOS and TVOS last year, it was faced with opposition from the App Store audit team.
The app was rejected, with the belief at the time that it was a case that Apple would not allow users of the devices to play games that were not purchased through their stores.
However, Apple VP for Worldwide Marketing said Phil Schiller in an email to customers that the app broke App Store rules. It has always been assumed that this breach occurred by allowing games to be bought without giving Apple a cut.
Schiller said Apple was working with Valve to try to iron out the problems, and now we have the app available to anyone who wants it. We don't know what the delay was, but at least it's here now.
If you want to take the Steam Link app for a spin, it's free download and will work on either a wired connection or a good 5 GHz WiFi network.
You need a lot of bandwidth for this to work properly, so keep that in mind as you try it. If you usually struggle to stream video on the far end of your garden, you can't play games either.
(Download: Steam Link for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV from the App Store)
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