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.
- Valve quietly discontinues Steam Link hardware production
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- Apple has rejected iOS version of Steam Link app, Valve says
- Valve Kills Off Steam Link Hardware
- Apple Revokes Approval of Steam Link App; Rejected Due To “Business Conflicts With App Guidelines”