Apple Comments On Steam Link App Rejection


A future may yet exist in which you’ll be able to connect one of those Steam Controllers pictured above to your Apple TV.

As the MacStories article explains, one of its readers reached out to Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing – Philip Schiller (or Phil to his mates) – and actually got a response.

Schiller’s response to a reader’s request to overturn Apple’s Steam Link app rejection, doesn’t really give much insight into the details behind the decision making process, or exactly what triggered the rejection. What the response does clearly outline however, is the fact that Apple and Valve do seem to be trying to work towards a resolution.

The full response from Philip Schiller reads as such:

“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.”

Interesting times.

Watch this space.

If you’re new to The Apple TV Gaming Blog (ATVG), or just new to Apple TV gaming in general, or both, then the best place to get acquainted is our Best Apple TV Games Of 2017 article. You’ll find a great collection of games to play, and a bunch of useful links to our previous site content. Enjoy.