Valve confirmed a couple of weeks ago that it’s going to launch the Steam Link mobile app to enable PC games to stream games from their computers to their mobile devices. The app is already available for Android users in beta but the iOS release couldn’t go through because Apple rejected the app. A few days passed with no explanation from the company about why it had rejected the app and now Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller has explained why the company didn’t allow the app on the App Store.

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Schiller explained in an email to those who reached out to the company to ask why the app hadn’t been approved. He said that the Valve Steam Link app violates several Apple guidelines around user generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc which is why it couldn’t be approved. The full email follows below:

“We care deeply about bringing great games to all of our users on the App Store. We would love for Valve’s games and services to be on iOS and AppleTV. Unfortunately, the review team found that Valve’s Steam iOS app, as currently submitted, violates a number of guidelines around user generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc.

We’ve discussed these issues with Valve and will continue to work with them to help bring the Steam experience to iOS and AppleTV in a way that complies with the store’s guidelines. We put great effort into creating an App Store that provides the very best experience for everyone.

We have clear guidelines that all developers must follow in order to ensure the App Store is a safe place for all users and a fair opportunity for all developers.”

Developers must follow these guidelines if they want their apps to be listed on the App Store. Schiller said that the company is working with Valve to address the violations and once they have been removed, the app can be listed on the App Store.

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