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Apple blocks release of Valve’s Steam Link app on iOS devices

May 25, 2018, 11:30 am

Apple is very rigid when it comes to the terms and policies regarding the safety of its users. Recently the sources from tech world gave us one more news which is rumored to be regarding the Apple stringent policies. The sources published officially suggest that Apple has recently blocked the Steam which had plans to extend its gaming app free for Apple iPhone and iPad users.

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. – Valve representative

Steam is known to be leading online store for downloading games played on Windows PC’s. The Valve Corp communicated through its reports that the company had plans to release a free mobile phone app called Steam link for Apple users. This app was intended for PC gamers who continue their game when they are away from their desktop machine.

Apple rejected the app where it blocked its release. The exact reason behind this denial is not clearly known but the insiders claim it to be a matter of some business conflicts with app guidelines. A Valve PR in his official email stated that Apple initially approved the app on May 7. Valve was further waiting to announce the Steam link app news until May 9 where they even had a release window targeted.

Valve submitted an appeal where it assured that Steam link has similar functionality to multiple LAN-based remote desktop apps which already exist on the App Store. But Apple finally denied the appeal by blocking the release of Steam Link app.

This news may have disappointed many Steam users with iOS devices. The Steam Link app is available for Android users from Google Play Store. This app reached more than 100000 downloads after 3 days with 4.3 to 5 rating.

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