- Jul 27, 2021
The September event of Apple aimed to see the news of the iPhone 11, but the company had the final details of its two new entertainment services. The first one was Apple Arcade, which has already been confirmed to arrive on September 19 in more than 150 countries around the world.
Its launch price will be $4.99 per month, remembering that it is a family package, so several users will have access to the content with a single subscription. You will have a trial month, and it is possible that you will arrive in Mexico with many countries in the plans.
In the announcement, Apple took the opportunity to confirm that the games will be exclusive to iOS and among the developers Konami and Capcom were confirmed, preparing a game of ‘Frogger‘ and ‘Humanities Last Survivor‘. In the App Store, you will find an Arcade section in which personalized recommendations will be made to users.
One year free when buying an Apple product
On the other hand, there was also the streaming service, in the presentation, Apple made it clear that the interest in their productions is very large and even ‘The Morning Show’ has one of the most successful trailers in history for a new television production.
The launch of the service will take place on November 1. The company clarified that every month they will be adding new content. Its price will be $ 4.99 and similar to Apple Arcade, it will come with the family package.
Apple TV+ will be available in more than 100 countries and people who purchase an iPhone, iPad or Mac will receive one year of service for free.
How does it work
Apple Arcade is an integrated service within the App Store that allows free access and download of paid games as if we had bought them. The service supports “In Family” so if we have a family account, up to 6 members can access the games, download and play them with a single payment. It has no more complications. Just pay the $4.99 subscription per month and we can freely install any of the catalog titles.
Apple Arcade lives in a tab of the App Store, from which we will have access to the complete catalog of the games. When we have an active subscription, we can see the catalog and choose to install any of the games without payment. The only difference with the other apps in the App Store is in its implementation of digital rights management (or DRM). All games will have a certificate that will validate the signing of these as an app and this will allow them to run until the expiration date of the payment. For this reason, every 24/48 hours we must have an internet connection to validate the date and access rights.
The Cupertino firm officially presented Apple TV Plus on March 25 at the first keynote of the year, which took place at Apple Park. In this presentation, Apple was attended by several of the stars that will be part of their shows, including Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, JJ Abrams, Jason Momoa, Steve Carell and the characters of Sesame Street Abelardo and Cody.