Back in March this year, Apple announced its game streaming platform called Apple Arcade featuring more than 100 games. The new gaming service from Apple which was set to launch on September 19th is live now on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
Earlier this week, Apple started rolling out its Apple Arcade gaming service to iOS 13 and iOS 13.1 beta testers. With this launch, using the new Apple Arcade tab in the navigation bar, you can now easily access Apple Arcade via the App Store. Apple Arcade is no different from the regular App Store and features the same division of games into sections like: “Start Your Adventure,” “New Arrivals,” “You Have to Hear This,” “No Time to Blink,” and more.
For those who are wondering what the service is all about, don’t worry we will discuss that now. With Apple Arcade, Apple plans to bring games that will be exclusive to Arcade and not available on other services. However, unlike Google Stadia which is set to launch in November, Arcade won’t be used for streaming a game instead, it will allow players to download and play games offline. Moreover, the new subscription service will be available across Apple devices, and Apple also said that ‘
As for the cost, Apple Arcade costs $4.99 per month. Furthermore, iPad and iPad Pro owners will be able to access Apple Arcade from September 30th onwards, once the iPadOS officially launches. Similarly, Apple TV support for Apple Arcade will go also live on September 30, with the release of tvOS 13.