You can now get the Steam Link app for iOS and tvOS so you can play Steam games on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Which is great news for anyone with a large collection of steam games and a desire to lie in bed playing them. Which is probably all, right?
Apple originally rejected Steam Link
In May 2018, the Valve Steam Link launched the app for Android. The company also tried to release the Steam Link app on iOS, but Apple rejected it due to alleged "business conflicts". Valve appealed the decision, but Apple denied the appeal.
Now, a year later, Valve and Apple seem to have resolved their differences, and the Steam Link app is now available on the App Store. It is not clear what led to a change of heart, but it is likely that the valve changed certain aspects of the app to get it approved.
Stream Steam Games for your iPhone or iPad
Steam Link is easy to download and install. And when set up, the Steam Link app lets you stream your collection of Steam games from your PC to other devices on the same network. And it now includes Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Virtually mobile games can be, they simply cannot compete with big budget PC games in terms of history and scope. What makes the idea of being able to play PC games on a smartphone or tablet, then a compelling prospect.
The Steam Link app is now available for free to all iOS and Apple TV users!
The app allows players to stream their steam library to their iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
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There are some assumptions. You need a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) running Steam, an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 or higher, and a fast and reliable internet connection. You will also have a Steam controller or MFI controller.
If you have all these things as well as an existing collection of Steam games mature to play on your mobile device, the Steam Link app is a worthwhile download. Especially if you want a break from having to sit on your PC to play video games.
Download: Steam Link for iOS and tvOS
Is Steam Link App worth installing?
While We Don't Have a Guide to Using Steam Link on iOS, we've previously described how to play Steam games on Android using Steam Link. That may prove useful. Just remember there are reasons why the Steam Link app is not worth bothering with though.
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