Steam launched a free Steam Link app to enable users to play their apps on iOs and Android this week, or t least they intended to.
While the app did arrive at the Google Play Store, they had no such with Apple. The firm initially approved the app and then withdrew it from their store citing “business conflicts” that had not been spotted at first. The firm appealed, but Apple did not relent.
Valve delivered the following statement, reprinted in full:
On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, 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. The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we’re clearly disappointed. But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future.
The app remains available for Android users at this time.