Apple Arcade Launches Early for Some Users

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Apple Arcade appears to be rolling out to a handful of users ahead of its planned September 19 release date, based on a few tweets and emails sent to MacRumors.

We've also received access on one of our devices, and it appears those who are able to use Apple Arcade at this time are running either iOS 13 or the latest iOS 13.1 beta.


We were able to sign up for a complete Apple Arcade subscription, which comes with a one-month free trial. After that, Apple Arcade will be priced at $4.99 per month.

There appear to be right around 54 games available at launch, and we'll have a full list of titles coming soon. Games run the gamut from puzzle titles to action titles to RPGs and multiplayer games. Apple says new games will be added regularly.

Installing Apple Arcade games after subscribing is as simple as browsing the available game catalog, choosing a game, and tapping on the "Get" button.


Games can be downloaded and played fully offline, with no internet access required, and there appears to be no limit on the number of Apple Arcade games that can be installed at one time.

Apple Arcade is set to launch in an official capacity this Thursday, and it's possible Apple will continue rolling out access ahead of that date.

Have questions about Apple Arcade? Let us know in the comments and we'll try to answer.

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calzon65

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Smart move for Apple by expanding content to include game subscriptions at a modest monthly fee.
 
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CopyChief

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Hmm, interesting. I'm on the 13.1 beta, but my family members aren't... I signed up (and it worked!) but I wonder if they'll be able to activate it before the 19th?

UPDATE: Probably not... looks like Apple Arcade requires iOS13.
 
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hmark8

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Here as well. But, "some" users, based on all the responses, I imagine it's more like it's rolling out to all users on 13.1, just it maybe rolling out slowly so not appearing for all yet.
 

domhoenig

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Here as well. But, "some" users, based on all the responses, I imagine it's more like it's rolling out to all users on 13.1, just it maybe rolling out slowly so not appearing for all yet.
I’m only on iOS 13.
 

MRGRAY6997

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Think im going to test it out for a few days to see if I like it. Not a person who plays games on my phone but when im bored maybe this well can take away that boredom. Downloading now
 

bluespider

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interesting... I was able to download 3 games but now when I go back to arcade it's back to the notify me screen... did they open it up in error ???

Well at least OceanHorn 2 will hold me over until Thrusday :) this is a beautiful console quality game IMO...
 
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ECJ

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On iOS 13.1 on both iPhone and iPad, but the "Try it Free" option only appeared on the iPadOS. Weird, but I'm happy I'm able to sign up for it early. Thanks for the heads up.