Almost exactly a year after the first rejection from the App Store, Valve today officially released Steam Link on the App Store. Valve touts like Steam Link "brings desktop games to iPhone or iPad."
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Around this time last year, Valve revealed that Apple had rejected Steam Link from the App Store. Apple apparently thought the app would break with its "store-in-store" app store policy. In addition, Apple's manager Phil Schiller suggested in an email to a user that the app broke "a set of policies on user-generated content, purchase of apps, [and] content codes."
At that time, Schiller said that Apple had discussed the problems with the valve and noted that the two worked together to get Steam Link to iOS. Now, almost a year later, Steam Link is officially available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Steam Link for iOS and Apple TV allows Steam players to access their library of games while they are connected to their host Mac. This allows users to stream their existing Steam games via iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. How to illustrate the Valve app:
The Steam Link app brings desktop games to iPhone or iPad. Simply connect 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.
There are several requirements for the Steam Link app, including an MFi controller or steam controller. Valve says:
- 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 with Ethernet to your 5Ghz WiFi router
- Connect your iOS device to the 5 GHz band in your WiFi network
- Keep your iOS device within a reasonable selection of your router
Steam Link is a free download on the App Store.
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– kif May 15, 2019
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