Apple Arcade Overview Updated April 23, 2021

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March 2019 - April 2021


At a services focused event in March of 2019, unveiled  a new game subscription service it is called “Apple Arcade”. The service will allow iOS, Mac, and Apple TV users to pay a flat monthly fee and access a bundle of otherwise paid apps through the App Store.

Apple is said to be working with a handful of publishers and developers for the service. The company touted that the service will unify gaming between mobile (iOS), desktop (macOS), and the living room (tvOS).

We keep a list of the latest games that you’ll want to bookmark to see what’s new.

Apple Arcade Features

With a single subscription, the service will give you access to over 100 new and exclusive games. Arcade will be a new area on the App Store, with a new tab along the bottom. The service syncs between all of your devices, and offline playing. There are no ads or in-app purchases with the service. The service will allow access to all members in a Family Sharing account.

Apple Arcade Pricing

Apple Arcade is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. This pricing is for the entire family (with Family Sharing)

Apple Arcade Stories April 23

Latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New for April 23: Skate City]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 180 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple’s gaming service.

New for April 23: Skate City gets an all-new endless mode.

Apple Arcade Stories April 6

Apple Arcade was introduced in 2019 as a new way to offer full access to games through a monthly subscription. However, the platform is not exactly considered a huge success. With the recent announcement of classic iOS games coming to the Apple Arcade, we want to know if your opinion of Apple Arcade improved with the arrival of classic iOS games.

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Apple Arcade Stories April 3

We still can’t say that many Apple services, besides Apple Music, are a hit. In fact, we know that Apple TV+ has a small but growing list of subscribers, and that people have been losing interest in Apple Arcade and Apple News+.

It’s been two years since Apple held its 2019 March event focusing on Services, and a year and a half since Apple Arcade was released. Only now can we say that Apple has piqued user interest with Apple Arcade, and given users a major reason to subscribe to Apple One. Here’s why.

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Apple Arcade Stories April 2

Apple made a big move to energize its gaming platform today by launching more than 30 new titles on Apple Arcade. While that includes big ones like NBA 2K21, a major part of the strategy is bringing hit iOS and traditional classics to the platform. What favorites do you want to see come to the ad-free Apple Arcade in the future?

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Apple Arcade has gotten a big wave of new games today. Over 30 new titles including ones from major game developers to popular indie devs have hit the service that pushes the available titles to over 180.

New games include NBA 2K21, an all-new version of The Oregon Trail from Gameloft, Fantasian from the creator of Final Fantasy, and lots of hit classics like Really Bad Chess, Monument Valley, Reigns, Simon’s Cat, Threes!, Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja, chess, checkers, and many more.

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We learned last month that a new Fantasian game would let Apple users revisit the world of Final Fantasy on Apple Arcade – and the game has landed today on iOS, Mac, and Apple TV.

Creator Hironobu Sakaguchi said that replaying Final Fantasy IV had been the inspiration for the new game …

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