Apple Arcade Now Available With $49.99/Year Subscription Option

Apple Arcade is now available with an annual subscription option, priced at $49.99 per year in the United States, $59.99 per year in Canada, £49.99 per year in the UK, and €49.99 per year in many other European countries.

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Until now, Apple Arcade was only available with a $4.99 per month subscription in the United States, totaling $59.88 in a year. In other words, the annual subscription effectively provides 12 months of Apple Arcade access for the price of 10 months in return for paying upfront — a savings of $9.89.

To switch to the annual subscription plan on an iOS device, open the App Store, tap on your profile photo in the top-right corner, tap on Subscriptions, tap on Apple Arcade, and select the one-year option.

Apple Arcade provides access to over 100 games across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac, all without ads or in-app purchases.

The annual option was first spotted by German blog iFun.de.

Top Rated Comments

iapplelove Avatar
26 months ago

No brainer option for pretty much everyone. Significant savings to be had here.
I rather keep my 50 dollars.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dumastudetto Avatar
26 months ago
No brainer option for pretty much everyone. Significant savings to be had here.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
26 months ago

My kids had no interest in the games... I cancelled after two months. Might try during Christmas again. They are into Steam and Roblox.
Same here, the games are just too casual/cartoonish/dumbed down according them.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maflynn Avatar
26 months ago

No brainer option for pretty much everyone. Significant savings to be had here.
Actually, it isn't a no brainer - why spend 50 dollars if you're not going to play a lot of games. I personally don't see value in this subscription service.

I'm not saying its not useful a great service for some, but rather its not for everyone.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chrjy Avatar
26 months ago

No brainer option for pretty much everyone. Significant savings to be had here.
Significant?
Buying a Ferrari and getting a $15,000 discount off the asking price is my definition of significant.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
26 months ago
Hmmm. Was this a launch day oversight or an indication subscribers are churning?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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