Verizon makes Apple Arcade a permanent fixture of its Unlimited plans


Verizon makes Apple Arcade a permanent perk
Or you can choose a Google Play Pass instead.
Image: Verizon/Apple/Cult of Mac

Verizon this week made Apple Arcade a permanent perk for those who subscribe to one of its Unlimited 5G plans. The carrier last year began offering Apple Arcade for six to 12 months. Now it’s a fixture for eligible customers.

That’s a pretty generous bonus — especially now that Apple’s own Arcade trial is just a month long. And it’s in addition to other Verizon entertainment perks, like access to Hulu, Disney+, ESPN+ and Apple Music.

Enjoy Apple Arcade with Verizon Unlimited

If you play games on iPhone and iPad, Apple Arcade is one of the best ways to spend $4.99 a month. The subscription gets you unlimited access to well over 200 titles that are all free from ads and in-app purchases.

You can trial the service free for one month — or for three if you buy a new Apple device. Alternatively, you can subscribe to a Verizon Unlimited plan to enjoy Apple Arcade at no cost for as long as you’re an Unlimited customer.

The carrier this week updated its “5G Play More” and “5G Get More” plans to make the perk a permanent fixture. Both plans also offer the streaming service mention above, which are collectively worth $18.99 a month.

From $45 a month

Prices start at $45 a month for the 5G Play More plan, while 5G Get More — which also offers 600GB of Verizon Cloud storage and up to 50% off a qualifying smartphone, tablet, or hotspot — is priced at $55 a month.

If you’re already subscribed to one of these plans, you will automatically get Apple Arcade for free. And if you don’t have an iPhone, Verizon offers the Google Play Pass for Android instead.


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.