Steam Controller and Steam Link aren’t working with Macs

Ben Parfitt
Steam Controller and Steam Link aren’t working with Macs

Mac owners who have invested early in Valve's recently released Steam Controller and upcoming Steam Link have been told that neither device will currently work with their machine.

Unfortunately, there are some temporary software issues that prevent the hardware from functioning with Macs,” Valve said in an email to customers, as reported by Eurogamer.

The Steam Link doesn't currently stream from Macs. An upcoming update will add full support for streaming audio, video and controller input. The Steam Controller doesn't currently support gamepad emulation on Macs. If you opt into the Steam beta client, keyboard/mouse emulation will be functional.

We expect these problems to be resolved as we update firmware and drivers over the next few weeks. We want to apologise for the delays in providing full functionality for the Mac platform. We're doing everything we can to resolve the issues.”

As an apology Valve has given all affected customers lifelong access to all of its current and future releases – yes, including Half-Life 3.

We've added the Valve Complete Pack to your Steam account as a free gift from Valve,” it added. This will give you all of Valve's games (past, present and future) free of charge. You can still choose to refund your Steam Controller and/or Steam Link, but the Valve games are yours to keep.”

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