The news comes almost a year after Apple revoked its approval for the Steam Link app to run on Apple hardware, citing what Valve said were “business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team.” Apple and Valve have not responded to a request for comment on what exactly changed in the intervening time period.
As we said in our review last year, the Steam Link app works acceptably well if you have the 5Ghz wireless router that’s close to the target device. Even then, you may notice some screen-tearing and stuttering on high-res, high-FPS games that require the most video bandwidth.
The Steam Link app is a replacement for Valve’s dedicated Steam Link hardware, which was quietly discontinued late last year after its late 2015 debut. Game streaming through Steam is also available on Android devices and any computer running the Steam client.
- Steam Link Anywhere lets you take your PC gaming with you
- Steam Link Anywhere gives you PC access, well, anywhere… if you have the bandwidth
- Valve appears to be working on a “Steam Cloud Gaming” service
- Valve lays off 13 employees
- The Dota 2 International stream is deleting mentions of Tiananmen Square