If you’re paying for your Apple Arcade subscription month to month, it might be a good idea to switch to the annual subscription and save money by getting twelve months of access for the price of ten, provided you pay upfront. Follow our quick tutorial to learn how you can switch from the $5 per month subscription to its $50 per year annual counterpart.
Apple Arcade picks up the yearly option
Rather than pay upfront for each game, a single subscription to Apple Arcade gives you the opportunity to try any game in the service without risk in exchange for a flat monthly or yearly fee. Every title provides the full gameplay experience, including all game features, content and future updates, so no additional purchases are required.
Here are the subscription plans that are currently available:
- Monthly subscription: Get Apple Arcade for $5 per month.
- Annual subscription: Get Apple Arcade for $50 per year in the US and save $10.
The service includes the risk-free one-month trial option for new subscribers.
Aside from the United States, the annual subscription option is available in other countries as well. For example, the annual subscription option is priced at $CAD60 per year in Canada and €50 per year in major European markets, while Britons get to pay £50 per year.
Follow along with iDownloadBlog-s step-by-step tutorial to learn how to get twelve months of Apple Arcade for the price of ten, a a savings of $10, by paying the yearly subscription upfront.
How to save money on Apple Arcade subscription
Do this to save money on Apple Arcade by paying the annual subscription upfront.
1) Access the App Store subscriptions section on your Apple device:
- iPhone and iPad: Open the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad, tap your profile image in the upper-right corner and hit Subscriptions.
- Mac: Open the App Store app on your Mac computer and Click your profile image near the bottom-left corner. Now click View Information near the upper-right corner and then hit the link labeled with the text “Manage” next to Subscriptions.
- Apple TV: Open the Settings app on your Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K and select Users & Accounts, then select your account and choose Subscriptions.
2) Choose Apple Arcade from the list of active subscriptions.
3) You’ll be asked to confirm modifying the existing $5 per month subscription to the annual plan. Authorize your purchase to continue or hit Cancel to abort the operation.
If successful, you’ll see a message confirming you’ve switched from the monthly to the annual subscription. Apple will charge your payment method on file the annual subscription price shown on the screen, but not before your current monthly subscription expires.
If you aren’t even subscribed to Apple Arcade, simply start your free-trial and don’t forget to visit your subscription settings afterwards to switch from month-to-month to year-to-year payments. On the App Store app on you Apple device, tap the Arcade tab (iOS) or click Arcade in the sidebar (macOS). On your Apple TV device, simply open the app Apple Arcade.
Now click Try It Free and follow the onscreen instructions.
Apple Arcade features
Billed as “the world’s first game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room,” Apple Arcade is available across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac. You get access to more than a hundred premium games from major studios, the vast majority of which are unavailable on other platforms and unaccessible through App Store without a subscription.
The Apple Arcade titles don’t require network connectivity and can be played while offline.
None of the titles in your subscriptions include any in-app purchases or ads. Many games support MFi, PlayStation and Xbox controllers and most of them synchronize your progress across devices via iCloud. Perhaps the best feature of all — a single subscription to Apple Arcade can be shared between up to six family members with the Family Sharing option.
The service features titles from renowned developers like Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, LEGO, Mistwalker Corporation, SEGA, Snowman, ustwo games and dozens more.
Visits Apple’s website to learn more about the Apple Arcade features and price.
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