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Apple reversal allows Valve's Steam Link streaming app on iOS, tvOS



Valve's mobile Steam Link app, which lets users stream PC games to other screens inside and outside the home, is now available on Apple's iOS and tvOS App Stores.

The news comes almost a year after Apple revoked its approval for the Steam Link app running on Apple's hardware, citing what Valve said was "business conflicts with app guidelines reportedly not realized by the original review team". Apple and Valve have not responded to a request for comment on what just changed during the interim period.

As we said in our review last year, the Steam Link app works well if you have the wireless 5Ghz router that is close to the target device. Even then, you can notice some sharpness and strains on high-res, high-FPS games that require the most video bandwidth.

The Steam Link app replaces Valve's dedicated Steam Link hardware, which was silently canceled last year after the end of the 2015 debut. Game streaming via Steam is also available on Android devices and any computer running the Steam client.


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