'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.

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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.

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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.
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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)