The Steam Link app is now available for iOS, almost a year after Apple rejected it for the first time. Now available on Android, the application allows users to transmit Steam to Apple devices, such as iPhone, iPad and Apple TV "through a 5 Ghz network or wired Ethernet to a host computer with Steam".
The application was initially rejected by Apple, according to a statement issued by Valve in May last year. After an initial approval, "the Valve 2018 statement said", Apple reviewed its approval of the commercial conflicts with the application guidelines that the original review team had not made. "Valve appealed, explaining that the Steam Link application simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop for many remote desktop applications that are already available in the App Store." Ultimately, that appeal was rejected, leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from its launch.
"The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we are clearly disappointed, but we expect Apple to reconsider in the future."
And he has reconsidered clearly, although it took a year. The application still does not appear in the search results of the App Store, but you can access it directly here.
Chris tested the equivalent of Android at its launch last year, and wrote that it could not live up to a physical Steam Link box. That said, the physical box was discontinued at the end of last year, but can still be found second hand.