Posted May 25, 2018 by David Latham in Feature

Steam Link Android Available Now, But Apple Rejects App for iOS

Valve has been trying to prepare its game-streaming service Steam Link for Android and iOS platforms and successfully launched the Steam Link Android app earlier this week. You can now stream and play your full Steam library on the Steam Link Android app as long as your device is either hardwired with an ethernet cable or on a stable 5Ghz Wi-Fi connection.

On the other side of the spectrum however, Apple has denied the app from launching on its iOS App Store, claiming it is too similar to other remote desktop applications that are already available.

Check out this very dissatisfying tweet from the Steam Database Twitter account:

The Steam Link Android app has already garnered 100,000 downloads and has a 4.3 star rating. Its relatively small size of 30MB means the app is a must-have for any Android device. While the app is still in beta mode, expect a few bugs to show their face every now and then, although Valve will be pretty dedicated to making the app as successful as possible given its implications with tablets and smart TV’s.

Valve hopes that Apple will work with them in the future, but it seems like there will be no Steam Link iOS app in the near future. Check back at Rocket Chainsaw as we’ll have all the latest on the Steam Link app development.

David Latham

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