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Steam Link finally launches on App Store for iOS and Apple TV

It may not seem so, but it was around that same time last year that the release of the infamous app streaming of games Steam link was rejected by Apple. Since then, Ma and Valve, the company responsible for Steam, have worked together to launch the app as soon as possible.

Available for iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs, Steam Link allows players to access their game library on these devices while connected to their Mac (main network) from Steam's home streaming technology. This enables users to stream their games and keep playing on one device exactly where they left off on the other.

However, Valve warns of some of the necessary requirements when connecting these devices, including: having an iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 (or higher); a computer running the Steam app (on Windows, macOS, or Linux). More than that, I need the iOS device or Apple TV to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the PC / Mac with Steam installed.

For a better quality of streaming For gaming, Valve recommends that you connect your computer to a 5GHz router via the Ethernet cable and keep your iOS device within the area with the best Wi-Fi signal reception.

As we said, the Steam Link app was supposed to be launched about a year ago. Apple initially approved the App Store release, but changed its mind a few weeks later, claiming "trade conflicts with service guidelines."

More precisely, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller, said in an email that Valve's app “violated various App Store rules around user-generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc. . ”

Despite the recent release, Steam Link will soon face Ma's own competition in the gaming world with Apple Arcade. The service of streaming Giant Cupertino's games will be released later this year and feature over 100 unique titles initially.


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via 9to5Mac