Apple Rejects iOS Steam Link App

The Cupertino company argued commercial conflicts.

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After the beginning of the month, Valve reported that the Steam Link app would reach Android and iOS devices, allowing the mobile user to access the games in their library from a tablet or smartphone, the players waited for the release of the Beta version to start with the experience. A few days ago, the application in its test phase came to Android and everything indicated that on the 21 of this month would do the same for iOS users, however, this did not happen and we know the reason.

A few moments ago, Valve submitted a statement in which it reports that the Steam Link application was rejected by Apple due to revision problems and commercial conflicts. According to the company’s information, the current status of the relationship is unclear, since the application was approved and, therefore, it was decided to officially announce the arrival of the application to the company’s devices, however, at the last minute, the position of the company from Cupertino, California changed and Steam Link was rejected.

The statement reads as follows: “On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Wednesday, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team. Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store. Ultimately, that appeal was denied leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from release.”

So far the fact is that the Steam Link application will not reach iOS devices in a good time, leaving open the door to Apple’s official response and its position on the matter.