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Apple 'Netflix for Games' Subscription Service May Be Shown Monday

A previously reported "Netflix for Games" subscription service that Apple has been working on may be shown at the Apple Event scheduled for Monday, March 25.


Bloomberg reports that beyond Apple's news and video services which are expected to debut on Monday, Apple may be ready to unveil a similar gaming service.
Apple is also working on a premium games subscription for its App Store and discussing it with potential partners, according to people with knowledge of the plans. This service won’t take on new cloud-based streaming offerings like Google Stadia. Instead, it will focus on iPhones and iPads and bundle together paid games from different developers that consumers can access for a monthly fee.
The monthly service fee would be divided amongst the games in the service based on how much time is spent in each game. The service would likely focus on paid games rather than the popular free-to-play genre.

Bloomberg isn't certain the service will debut Monday, but Apple has certainly cleared the way for a focus on new services for the event. Earlier this week, Apple quietly debuted new AirPods, iMacs, and iPads.



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9 weeks ago
There’s only so much I can afford (and want) to subscribe to..


There’s an [s]app[/s]
.. a [s]dongle[/s]
.. subscription for that.
Rating: 48 Votes
9 weeks ago
None of these mobile games are as fun as PC gaming to me.
Rating: 46 Votes
9 weeks ago
It's crazy how many subscriptions consumers are expected to take out. A subscription for music, TV, dog food, vitamins and a plethora of other examples.
Rating: 41 Votes
9 weeks ago
If they do that then they really should build their own game console.
Rating: 23 Votes
9 weeks ago
Games are horrible on iOS. Most if not all the big developers over time stop updating their apps. It’s just not worth it for them.

Even with the nimbus controller the games are not nearly is fun as on a console imo.

Has anyone actually looked in the iPad App Store for a solid game lately ? There are none/
Rating: 22 Votes
9 weeks ago
And an iPhone SE2, according to that image!
Rating: 22 Votes
9 weeks ago

It's crazy how many subscriptions consumers are expected to take out. A subscription for music, TV, dog food, vitamins and a plethora of other examples.

It really is getting ridiculous.
Rating: 20 Votes
9 weeks ago
And will those games still be infested with endless IAPs?
Rating: 20 Votes
9 weeks ago
It's kind of fitting that the image MR chose to go with is of a three-year-old iOS device playing a game. :eek:
Rating: 20 Votes
9 weeks ago
As I get older, I find myself gravitating more and more to iOS games. The problem I have it so many of the games iOS offers are based on that gross freemium model. I'd happily pay $9.99 for a solid, complete game and I'm all for Apple offering that kind of service; however, I'm not sure there are enough truly paid iOS games for this kind of service.
Rating: 19 Votes

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