'Antstream Arcade' App With Over 1,300 Retro Games Launching on iPhone and iPad Next Week

Antstream Arcade has announced that its cloud-based game streaming service will be available on the iPhone and iPad starting Thursday, June 27. The app will provide subscribers with access to over 1,300 licensed games from a variety of retro consoles, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, SEGA Genesis, and more.

Antstream Arcade iPhone and Controller Feature
Earlier this year, Apple updated its guidelines to permit game streaming apps in the App Store worldwide, allowing for a selection of games to be offered within a single app. These services, such as Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce NOW, were previously only accessible via the web on the iPhone and iPad. Antstream Arcade is set to become the first popular service of its kind to take advantage of the rule change.

The primary benefit of Antstream Arcade compared to emulators is that you do not need to provide your own games downloaded from the internet, but this will come at a cost. According to MacStories, the service will cost $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year, following limited-time $3.99 per month or $29.99 per year pricing at launch. In addition, Antstream Arcade requires a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to stream games, and the service offers only a handful of games for consoles like the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and PS1.

Antstream Arcade is already available on platforms such as Android, Windows, and Xbox.

Popular Stories

iPhone 15 Pro Cameras

iPhone 17 Pro Max Will Be First Model to Feature Three 48MP Cameras

Thursday July 11, 2024 12:20 am PDT by
Next year's iPhone 17 Pro Max will feature an upgraded 48-megapixel Tetraprism camera for enhanced photo quality and zoom functionality, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In his n-iphone-tetraprism-upgrade-ca62dd37e364">latest investor note published to Medium, Kuo said the key specification change would be a 1/2.6" 48MP CIS sensor, up from the 1/3.1" 12MP sensor expected to be used...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

10 Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Monday July 8, 2024 5:00 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models simultaneously, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different – already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...

Apple's AirPods Pro 2 vs. Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro

Saturday July 13, 2024 8:00 am PDT by
Samsung this week introduced its latest earbuds, the Galaxy Buds3 Pro, which look quite a bit like Apple's AirPods Pro 2. Given the similarities, we thought we'd compare Samsung's new earbuds to the AirPods Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, you could potentially mistake Samsung's Galaxy Buds3 Pro for the AirPods Pro. The Buds3 Pro have the same...
iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
primeday2020 feature3

The Best Early Prime Day Deals on Apple Products

Saturday July 13, 2024 6:23 am PDT by
Amazon is soon to be back with its annual summertime Prime Day event, lasting for just two days from July 16-17. As it does every year, Prime Day offers shoppers a huge selection of deals across Amazon's storefront, and there are already many deals you can get on sale ahead of the event. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may...

Top Rated Comments

CapitalIdea Avatar
3 weeks ago

Can we please not do this ... again ... as in every single thread where emulators are mentioned?

Emulators are legal
But the roms needed for Delta are not. Not sure why you think we should go out of our way not to mention that stealing is, in fact, stealing.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baron Thompson Avatar
3 weeks ago
No Apple TV version? Shame
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
3 weeks ago
I wish Nintendo would bring their Switch Online library to iOS.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
3 weeks ago

OpenEmu > all, Delta for iPhone is also great, we just need the iPad version. Just lime many others, I will pass on a subscription model for something I can get free on the internet.
I mean... this is actually legal...
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
3 weeks ago

I mean... this is actually legal...
Can we please not do this ... again ... as in every single thread where emulators are mentioned?

Emulators are legal
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bkendig Avatar
3 weeks ago

Please, show me where the companies that created these games are still selling them for my purchase. I'll wait.
Atari, Commodore, and Sega titles are often licensed and made available as compilations on 'retro' home consoles or Steam releases. Nintendo frequently sells their old titles on Switch.

Even if a game hasn't been sold for a long time, even if its original publisher is out of business, there's a chance that another company purchased the rights (or even bought out the old company) and is watching the emulation scene with interest, getting ready to sell a collection of their own.

If you download a few games online, you're probably not going to get caught or prosecuted for it. But if (like Antstream) you were to sell a collection of these games without a licensing agreement that sends revenue back to the license holders, then you're playing with fire.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)