Steam Link, the app that allows users to stream games from their Steam library to mobile devices (TVs too), made its debut on Android earlier this month
, and Valve promised the app will be launched on iOS as well.
Unfortunately, Valve announced last week
that Apple rejected Steam Link citing “business conflicts,” so the will not be released on iOS any longer the developer's appeal was denied as well. However, there's hope for iOS users, as Apple's Phil Schiller confirmed his company is not totally against bringing the Steam Link app to the App Store.
We care deeply about bringing great games to all of our users on the App Store. We would love for Valve’s games and services to be on iOS and AppleTV.
He even said that Apple is currently working with Valve to address all those “business conflicts
” the former cited as the main reason for Steam Link's rejection. So, it might be just a matter of time before iOS users will be able to stream their own Steam library of games to iPhones and iPads (Apple TVs too).
Unfortunately, the review team found that Valve’s Steam iOS app, as currently submitted, violates a number of guidelines around user generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc. We’ve discussed these issues with Valve and will continue to work with them to help bring the Steam experience to iOS and AppleTV in a way that complies with the store’s guidelines.
Obviously, Phil Schiller's statement is meant to show Apple isn't the Bogeyman in this case, but Steam Link will definitely not come to iOS if Valve's engineers don't manage to address all Apple's complaints.