This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Apple will soon remove the iOS app Stadium Fullscreen Browser from the App Store. The reason for this is that the app, which looks like a simple web browser in name, allows you to play the Google Stadia game streaming service with a few tricks.
Zachary Knox, the creator of the Stadium app, said “I’m obviously disappointed, and may not agree with their reasoning (for removing the app), but I get it. They spent 3 weeks on it so obviously had some internal discussion on the matter. This isn’t some #FreeStadium tirade on my part."
Apple recently revised the App Store's review guidelines to make Stadia and Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass available with conditions.
However, Stadia has rewritten the UserAgent in its browser to pretend it's Chrome for Stadia's services to achieve streaming of Stadia. Apple also doesn't allow it to "extend" WebKit by hooking into the native GameController framework, or the Bluetooth controller, 9to5Google notes.
One current iOS game streaming service is Amazon's Luna, which runs in the browser app and not via the App Store, so you don't have to worry about the App Store's terms and conditions.
By the way, Google Stadia is not yet available in Japan, but at the time of writing, Stadium Fullscreen Browser has not yet been removed from the Japanese App Store. If you want to download it before it disappears, please do so as soon as possible.
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