What Is Apple Arcade? Apple's Game Subscription Service Explained

This guide explains the Apple Arcade subscription service while sharing the different subscription packages and their costs.

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Here's everything you need to know about Apple Arcade. | © Apple

Apple is an American multinational company quite known for its wide range of premium, cutting-edge devices like iPhones, Apple TVs, iPads, and Macs. Along with those devices, there are several subscription services that Apple uses to deliver some of the best experiences to its users, the Apple Arcade is one among many.

If you are someone who likes to play games on their Apple devices, you should know about the Apple Arcade subscription service, as it is one of the hidden gems that hold some of the best mobile games to date.

With that said, let us check out what Apple Arcade is, how much it costs, and other FAQs.

What Is Apple Arcade?

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Apple Arcade is a game subscription service. | © Apple

Apple Arcade is a videogame subscription service that gives you access to Apple's handpicked, ever-growing mobile game collection. As described by Apple, it "features new releases, award winners, and beloved favorites from the App Store, all without ads or in-app purchases."

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How Much Does Apple Arcade Cost?

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Here's a detailed breakdown of the different Apple Arcade subscription packages and their cost. | © Apple

The cost of Apple Arcade varies depending on which subscription service you opt for. To make things easier, we have listed all current plans that involve Apple Arcade:

  • Apple Arcade Free Trial: 1 Month
  • Apple Arcade Three Months Free Subscription: Must have a newly bought Apple device
  • Apple Arcade One Month Subscription: USD $4.99
  • Apple Arcade One Year Subscription: USD $49.99
  • Apple One (Bundle Apple Arcade with Apple Music, Apple TV+, and iCloud storage)
    • Individual Plan: USD $16.95 per month
    • Family Plan: USD $22.95 per month
    • Premier Plan: USD $32.95 per month

For the Apple Arcade one-month subscription, you can also opt for a family plan to share the same subscription for up to five family members.

Can You Share Your Apple Arcade Subscription?

Apple Arcade Family Sharing
Apple Arcade Family Sharing is the best value for money if you have friends or family members who like to play mobile games. | © Apple

Yes, with the Family Sharing service, you can share your Apple Arcade and other subscription with up to five family members.

Albeit, if you go for the Family Sharing subscription, it will cost slightly more than the individual plan.

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