Apple Arcade Available Early for Some iOS 13, iOS 13.1 Beta Testers Ahead of September 19 Launch

Apple Arcade Available Early for Some iOS 13, iOS 13.1 Beta Testers Ahead of September 19 Launch

Apple Arcade is designed to offer ad-free games with no in-app purchases

Highlights
  • Apple Arcade is promised to offer over 100 game titles
  • However, Apple is currently providing over 50 game titles
  • Apple Arcade will reach over 150 countries on September 19

Apple Arcade, the subscription-based video gaming service that was originally announced back in March, is available to some users running beta versions of iOS 13 and iOS 13.1. The new development notably comes days ahead of the formal Apple Arcade launch date that was set for September 19 — alongside the release of iOS 13. The service is available to beta testers with a free one-month trial and includes over 50 games to play, including the anticipated Frogger in Toy Town that Apple showcased at the iPhone 11 launch earlier this month.

To experience Apple Arcade on your iPhone ahead of its formal debut scheduled for September 19, you need to participate in the Apple Beta Software Program. You will be required to provide your Apple ID and install the public beta version of iOS 13 or iOS 13.1 to begin with the new experience.

If you’re already one of the iOS 13 or iOS 13.1 beta testers, you can sign up for Apple Arcade by going to the App Store and then hitting the Arcade tab.