The app was later launch on Android in beta form and an iOS release was also expected as well. Unfortunately that will not be happening, at least for now, because in a report from CNET, it appears that Apple has rejected the app from their App Store, citing “business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team.”
Valve has since released a statement which reads, “On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team. Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store. Ultimately, that appeal was denied leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from release.”
Apple’s rejection is a bit vague and so the exact reason behind the rejection is unclear. However this isn’t the first time an app has been rejected or removed from the App Store over vague reasons, and is one of the reasons why some developers have come together to form a union to get Apple to improve its App Store. In any case it seems that until Apple and Valve can come to some kind of agreement, it looks like it’s a no-go for Steam Link on iOS devices for now.