Valve’s Steam Link App officially available for iOS devices and Apple TV

Due to some business conflicts, years ago Apple rejected Valve, the game streaming app. But has finally been rolled out its App on Apple devices. Valve’s Steam Link app which was earlier designed for Android and PCs will now be available on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV and download is also available as of today.

It was first publicized on May 2018 and also planned it out to launch it soon, but due to some “business conflict” Apple did not accept the proposal. However, Valve did put forth the argument regarding the Steam Link app, concludes that though the laptop was similar to other remote desktop-based apps that provide access to a PC or Mac. Apple dismissed to influence and denied Valve to steam link, up until now, but it is now accepted and agreed to join Valve’s steam link, this was because Apple believed that it is breaking many norms.

Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller said in 2018 that Apple will make sure to endure & perform with Valve to “bring the Steam experience to iOS and Apple TV in a way that complies with the [App Store] guidelines,” and it appears that the pair, Apple and Valve have come in terms with working together. Nat Brown tweeted, “Steam Link for iOS and tvOS – so glad Apple customers will now get to try it out! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/steam-link/id1246969117 …”

A bandwidth test is now conducted to make sure there will be a smooth and perfect gameplay experience, for the same a supplementary download is maybe necessary for the same in your computer. At the time, Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing, explained that “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.”

Almost a year ago, Valve revealed that it was constructing an application with the name called Steam Link. It was then not allowed to use in iOS, but now Apple has given it permission. The company also notes that for best performance, the computer doing the steaming should be hardwired to your router, and your iOS device should be running on your Wi-Fi network’s 5Ghz band.

Previously in November, Valve reported to users that it might discontinue the steam link app, which allowed streaming PC games directly to the television. While it was not officially told that it would never return but it did mention that the remaining stock was all that was available and there will be no more.

In March Valve announced a beta version of this app with the name steam link anywhere, this would allow users to look for games to any connected device and not just those connected to the home network. Though steam link anywhere, however, only is available yet for Android device and not for iOS.

Another important point that stands out for Steam Link’s app store is that its qualification reads “iOS device must be on the same local network as the computer running Steam.”

Regardless now one can play games from anywhere in your phone. Almost after a year of Apple rejecting the Steam Link app, it has finally given it a go ahead and is now available on iPhone, iPad and also Apple TV.

Maguire Jovich

Automation Engineer, Maguire Jovich is having experience of PLC system and its installations and commissioning. He is skilled in programming, troubleshooting as well as customer interactions, and service. If not working he would like to spend his time in tranquility around the excellence of nature, he even enjoys forest camping a lot.

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