But what’s it all about?
Apple Arcade is a subscription based service from Apple, it costs $4.99 per month with the 1st month FREE. Your subscription will allow you to download exclusive Apple Arcade titles for free, of which over 100+ are promised.
- Unlimited access to 100+ new games rolling out this fall
- Share your subscription with up to five family members
- Ad-free; no additional purchases necessary
- Start playing on one device, pick up on another
- Download to play, online or off
- You decide whether to share your personal data
- Works with Screen Time and parental controls
Where can i find Apple Arcade?
Open the Appstore on your device and click or tap on the icon located along the bottom of the screen or on the side bar on a Mac. Note: Apple Arcade is only available on devices that have the latest Operating System, these are:
- iPad – iPadOS – (*Available on September 24th 2019)
- iPhone – iOS 13 – (*Launched on September19th 2019)
- AppleTV – TVos 13 – (*Available on September 30th 2019)
- Mac – Catalina – (*Available in October 2019)
Does Apple Arcade support Physical Controllers?
Yes !. Many Apple Arcade games will support all Certified MFi Game Controllers (listed on this site), it also adds support for 2 of the most popular controllers on the market, the Sony PS4 DualShock4 and the XBOX One-S Controller. [Please note it is important that your XBOX controller is an “XBOX-One S” controller as this controller has Bluetooth.]. Checkout our upcoming Apple Arcade section to see which games make great use of Physical controllers.
Pairing DualShock4 & XBOX ONE S Controller to an iOS Device
Although you may think its a straight forward process, there are a few bumps in the road to get you paired up. Here we explain how to connect your controller to your iOS device.
PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller
Pairing the PS4 Controller to iPhone/iPad/AppleTV/Mac
Hold down “PS Button’ & “Share Button” together on the controller for approx 3 seconds, until you see the Light bar quickly flickering. (white led), this means it is in Bluetooth pairing mode, now simply goto Settings –> Bluetooth on your iOS device and tap on the “DUALSOCK 4 Wireless Controller” from the list of discovered bluetooth devices…DONE!.
XBOX ONE S Controller
Pairing theXBOX ONE S Controller to iPhone/iPad/AppleTV/Mac
Press the “XBOX” button to turn on controller ( XBOX button slowly flashes white LED), now hold the link button pictured below unti the XBOX Button Flashes quickly, this means the controller is in bluetooth pairing mode, Now goto Settings –> Bluetooth on your iOS device and tap on the “XBox Wireless Controller” from the list of discovered bluetooth devices….DONE!.
We shall be reviewing and testing out the latest game releases in our upcoming Apple Arcade section to see which games make great use of Physical controllers, [Please note we shall only be listing games that have controller support!.].