If you are a gaming enthusiast, you would like to be able to play games even on your mobile phone. For this, Valve thought of developing Steam Link, an app that allows you to play your favorite games even on your phone. However, iOS users were denied this chance, as Apple appears to have blocked the application from going live on the App Store due to certain business conflicts.
Steam Link should let people play video games on their smartphones
Steam has a huge number of fans that are willing to enjoy they favorite games anywhere, across all platforms. This is why Valve, the company that owns Steam, decided to bring these titles literally anywhere. By releasing the Steam Link app, these games became available on smartphones so you could play them while waiting for a bus, on a long trip, or even when you’re out for a walk.
Fans rejoiced at the news and waited impatiently for the app to hit the digital stores. After its official release at the beginning on May, Steam Link became available both for iOS and Android. The Android version was available on Google Play and you can still find it there. However, iOS users turned out to be a little unluckier.
On May 7th, Apple gave Steam Link its approval, so it could go online on the App Store. However, the next day, Valve noticed this approval had been revoked. When asked about the situation, Apple blamed certain business conflicts.
Apple rejected the iOS version of Steam Link
It turns out Steam Link didn’t comply to all the requirement Apple has for iOS apps. During the first review session, the team had omitted these details but, upon further analysis, the app was no longer suitable for the App Store.
However, Apple didn’t specify which features were improper, so Valve remained quite confused on the situation. Of course, the company did not agree with the decision and ran an appeal. It described Steam Link as a remote desktop app working with a LAN technology. If you look on the App Store, you’ll find plenty of such applications, so Valve hoped the issue would be solved.
Apple rejected this appeal without further explanations, and the most disappointed ones are iOS users. However, they still have some alternatives to use, including Remotr, Moonlight, or Rainway that is currently in beta.
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