23
May
2018

Steam Link comes to Android

Steam Link, the application that serves games played via Steam to a connected television, is coming to mobile devices, Valve announced today.

A Steam Link app is due to launch May 21 for Android and iOS devices, Valve said. If these devices are connected to a 5 Ghz network (or wired by ethernet), users may play their full library of Steam games. The Steam Link app for mobile devices will support the Steam Controller, MFi controllers and other peripherals.

The same update will deliver the Steam Video app to both mobile platforms, letting users enjoy the library of shows and videos on their devices, too. The Steam Video — and Steam Link — app will allow users to enjoy the content in both streaming and offline modes.

Update: Steam Link is now available for Android devices. It supports the Android 5.0 operating system, the Steam Controller and other Bluetooth input devices.

Valve said that a release date for the iOS version of Steam Link “is pending further review with Apple.”

Update, May 24: This afternoon, Valve announced that Steam Link was rejected by Apple “citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team.” Valve said its appeal to Apple, that the Steam Link app was similar to “numerous remote desktop applications already available on the app store,” was also denied. “We’re clearly disappointed. But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future,” Valve said.

Valve press statement on the Steam Link app for iOS being rejected by Apple. pic.twitter.com/dIAW22izfz

— Steam Database (@SteamDB) May 24, 2018

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