Three months of free access to Apple's game service, Arcade, will now be included with the purchase of Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac.
Arcade and TV+
In addition to one free year of Apple TV+, buyers will also get free access to Arcade for three months. It is the latest move from the American company that is building a portfolio of services on top of its hardware ecosystem.
- "For a limited time, eligible customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free and three months of Apple Arcade for free," said Apple.
Also read også: Apple TV: Best games on Apple Arcade & App Store
Later this year, the company will also introduce Apple One that bundles Music, TV+, Arcade, iCloud and more with a discount.
Arcade was launched last year around this time
Minimum requirements for new games
Arcade is a subscription game service like PlayStation Now and Xbox Game Pass. It has roots in the mobile gaming ecosystem but has gained more console-style games in recent months. Some of these games are also available on PlayStation and Xbox.
Also read: Guide: How to pair PlayStation & Xbox controllers with Apple TV
With tvOS/iOS 14, users can see upcoming games in the Arcade app. The Pathless – a PlayStation 5 launch title – is the first game to specify minimum requirements for compatible devices. It states that it will only be playable on Apple TV 4K, iPhone 7th generation or later, iPad 6th generation or later, and a Mac with minimum 8GB RAM and AMD Radeon M395X or later.
So what should you play when you gain free access to Arcade? FlatpanelsHD has a list of the best games on Apple Arcade – updated just now.