Valve's released a macOS version of its Steam Link app to let people stream their Steam libraries from their gaming PCs to Mac computers and other devices running the software.
Back in November, Apple subpoenaed Valve Software in an effort to gain ground against Epic Games. Apple was seeking data related to Steam sales, plus more, and it turns out it will be getting some of that data after all.
Apple is knee-deep in a legal battle with Epic Games right now. But it looks like Apple isn't completely against involving other companies, either. Apple's now got Valve Software (or Valve Corporation) involved in the mess, too.
Less than three years after announcing support for macOS, Valve has decided to drop support for Apple's desktop operating system.
If you use Valve's Steam platform to handle your friends list, manage your video game library, and more, then there may be a new Apple Watch app worth checking out.
DigiTimes is certainly not the most reliable rumor source for what's actually happening at Apple, so take this with a big grain of salt. But according to the publication, which tracks the Chinese semiconductor and electronics business, Apple and video game maker Valve are collaborating on an Augmented Reality (AR) headset to be revealed in 2020.
Gaming has been one of the most important elements of Apple's software for quite some time, and the company continues to focus on making it one of the best options in the mobile space. New hires can certainly help with that.
A week after finally debuting its long-delayed Steam Link app for local gameplay streaming on iOS devices, developer Valve today announced the release of a standalone Steam Chat app for iPhone that offers many, but not all features found in its desktop counterpart.
Following Valve's first attempt to get its game-streaming software in App Store last June, the Steam Link app for iPhone and iPad is now available on App Store.
It looks like Valve might try again to get its Steam Link app approved by Apple for the App Store. This week, a new Steam Link beta appeared in TestFlight, Apple's testing playground for software developers. The beta doesn't contain any TestFlight notes, which suggests that Value is only seeking performance-related feedback at this time, according to AppleInsider.
Back in May, Apple blocked Valve's first attempt at bringing Steam video games to iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The iPhone maker claimed "business conflicts" forced it to reject the Steam Link app. Valve appealed the decision, to no avail.
Subsequently, Apple's Phil Schiller noted the Steam Link app "violates some guidelines around user-generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc." He mentioned that Apple would continue to work with Valve to bring the app within the App Store guidelines.
As we noted previously, the Steam Link app uses the same H.264 video encoding technology found in Valve’s physical Steam Link box. What the app basically does is stream your library of Steam games from your Windows or Mac desktop to an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second over a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network or a wired Ethernet connection.
Games are the most lucrative part of the App Store. Therefore, it's understandable that the company wants to protect its interests. Nonetheless, rejecting the Steam Link app never felt right since you couldn't use it to buy new titles. Still, as AppleInsider discovered, workarounds were quickly found that enabled purchases to take place, which is a big no-no for Apple.
Hopefully, Apple and Valve will come to some agreement that will allow the Steam Link to takes its rightful place in the iOS and Apple TV app stores. We'll let you know if and when they do.
Just days after Apple rejected Valve's Steam app for iOS, Phil Schiller has responded to a customer's email on the subject. In his message, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing provides insight on why the app wasn't accepted while also suggesting the decision could be reversed.
Apple's seemingly blocked Valve's plan to extend Steam video games to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV by rejecting the forthcoming Steam Link app for iOS and tvOS over “business conflicts.”