Apple working with Valve to bring Steam Link app to iOS devices

Apple working with Valve to bring Steam Link app to iOS devices
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.


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).


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.

source: Reddit via BGR

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11 Comments

1. Vokilam

Posts: 1286; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I’m confused? What does it do again? If I have COD4 that I ply on my PC (via steam) this lets me play it on mobile?

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

It lets you use your mobile as a screen for your PC. If your mobile can video out that also means you can play on TV.

8. Vokilam

Posts: 1286; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I can already do that with chrome cast on android or Apple TV for iPhone. Edit: oh I get it on the first sentence. Thanks.

2. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Valve's engineers have nothing to do with the app being rejected. The term "business conflicts" simply means $. Apple simply wants a bigger piece of valve's pie.

5. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yep and the community back fire is probably what's making Apple back peddle a bit. Just clear evidence they are out of touch. But their target audience enjoy having no features anyway.

6. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yep and the community back fire is probably what's making Apple back peddle a bit. Just clear evidence they are out of touch. But their target audience enjoy having no features anyway.

7. DolmioMan

Posts: 335; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

So what happens if the app is offered on iOS as is? Valve are basically circumventing the in-app purchase guidelenes and have their own system of user generated content of which valve gets a hefty cut. Apple shouldn’t give valve a free pass just because they’re a big company.

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1286; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Didn’t Spotify try this already?

3. hybridxclusiv

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

yes that and the fact that they wanna control the app in its entirety e.g. do a comparison on the feature-set between the ios and android version, i bet you that theres going to be a huge difference bc of apple wanting to police/control the app content

10. Vokilam

Posts: 1286; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I agree.

11. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

It's all about $$.

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