Apple has announced some big changes to the App Store ecosystem, with the company finally allowing developers to release video game streaming apps.
The drastic change in point of view, which was reflected in a recent Apple Developer news storypaves the way for native versions of services like Xbox Cloud Gaming or Amazon Luna to come to the iOS platform.
“Today, Apple is introducing new options for how apps can deliver in-app experiences to users worldwide, including streaming games and mini-shows,” the post said. “Developers can now submit a single app with the ability to stream all games offered in their catalog.”
Previously, these services were only supported through a web browser, which meant users had to frustratingly navigate to individual websites to stream their games every time they wanted to play.
The article goes on to say that these changes “reflect feedback from Apple’s developer community and are consistent with the App Store’s mission to give users a trusted place to find apps they love and give developers everywhere new opportunities to grow their business.” to grow.”
This is undeniably a substantial win for consumers, who will finally have much more freedom when it comes to the types of gaming experiences available on the iPhone. It seems very likely that we will see native versions of popular services appear soon, making it much easier for users of those services to play.
While streaming apps are now allowed worldwide, the announcement comes along with other major changes for iOS in the EU following an investigation by the European Commission.
This includes new permission for developers to create their own search engines for third-party browsers and additional options for users when it comes to choosing their favorite browser during installation. That was announced in the same way Fortnite would return to iOS in EU countries this year after the upcoming Digital Markets Act comes into effect.
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