Apple Arcade ready for action in tvOS 13 for Apple TV


Can Arcade ever become the service Apple promised?
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Apple Arcade is now live on Apple TV for users running the iOS 13 beta.

Its arrival comes just under one week after the official launch of Apple Arcade on iOS. Subscribers get access to around 70 games (rising to 100 by the end of the year) for just $4.99 a month.

Apple is yet to make tvOS 13 available to everyone. Only iPhone users have been able to enjoy this year’s upgrade so far. But a public roll out for Apple TV could be close.

Apple today made Apple Arcade available to tvOS 13 beta testers through the new Apple Arcade app.

Apple Arcade live in tvOS 13

Subscribers can enjoy the same catalog of games on Apple TV as on iPhone and iPad. There are around 70 so far, but Apple has promised that figure will reach 100 by the end of 2019.

Just $4.99 a month gets up to six family members access to the entire library. And every title is available in its full form — without additional subscriptions or in-app purchases.

Players can enjoy their favorite games anywhere and sync their data between all Apple devices. On Apple TV, you can play with the Siri remote or a compatible game controller.

That includes a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller in tvOS 13.

When will tvOS 13 be available?

Apple previously announced that tvOS 13 would roll out on September 30, alongside iPadOS 13 and iOS 13.1. However, it has since brought the iPhone and iPad updates forward to today.

It’s entirely possible, then, that tvOS 13 will be available to everyone sometime today. If not, you can expect to see it in just under one week.