Just one day after it’s official announcement, Apple revoked their approval for the Steam Link App.
The application allowed gamers to stream titles from their stream library to their mobile devices, similarly to the Steam Link hardware released in 2015. According to Valve, the company revoked their approval that day after the announcement was made.
Valve made the following statement regarding the matter:
“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 news means the indefinite delay of the Steam Link app for iOS devices. Hopefully, Valve can appeal the decision and get the application running on iOS devices in short time. The Steam Link App is in beta for Android devices right now and can be downloaded here.