What you need to know
- Apple Arcade is now available for a yearly fee of $49.99.
- Previously the only option was $4.99 per month.
- Paying yearly saves $9.98 each year.
Fans of Apple Arcade can now pay for the service annually, saving $9.98 as they do. Subscribers can now pay $49.99 per year, effectively getting two months of Apple Arcade free as spotted by MacRumors.
Previously the only way to pay for Apple Arcade was via a $4.99 recurring monthly fee, totaling $59.88 each and every year.
Apple Arcade offers more than 100 games for a flat fee, with none of those games offering in-app purchases or showing gamers ads. The service is available on iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Mac and is already proving popular with some awesome games available.
If you're currently paying for Apple TV monthly you can switch to an annual fee easily. Open the App Store app and then tap your profile image in the top-right corner if the screen. Next, tap Subscriptions followed by Apple Arcade. Now you can select the yearly payment option.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.