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.

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Top Rated Comments

iapplelove Avatar
58 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
58 months ago
No brainer option for pretty much everyone. Significant savings to be had here.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
58 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
58 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
58 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
58 months ago
Hmmm. Was this a launch day oversight or an indication subscribers are churning?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)