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Steam Link App For iOS Rejected by Apple – Valve Announcement

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Earlier this month we told you that Valve is all set to launch Steam Link app for iOS and Android smartphones. This app allows you to stream you steam games via your Android or iOS smartphone. The app is currently up on the Google Play Store but is in Beta.

Now Valve has announced that Apple has rejected the Steam Link app for iOS. The reason that Apple gave for the rejection is due to Business Conflicts. The company even tried to explain to Apple Review team that the App goes by App Stores rules and regulations and there are many other similar apps on the platform.

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The Official Valve Statement reads – “On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Wed, 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.”

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It is just like any other remote desktop app, the only difference here is that it is limited to steam only. Apple is concerned that you can buy PC games via the app but you can do that with any other remote desktop app too. Steam is one of the biggest gaming platforms in the world.

And Apple’s iOS is one of the most popular mobile operating systems. Gamers around the world need this app, we hope Apple accepts the Steam App and both the companies are able to solve the conflict. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and much more.

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