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iPad OS And TV OS Are Out Now, Enabling Apple Arcade And PS4/Xbox Controller Support

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Apple rolled out its Apple Arcade subscription service recently, with impressive results. But the service was only available on iPhone devices upon launch, with larger screens like the iPad and Apple TV to come later. That day has come, as iPad OS and TV OS 13 are both now live.

Among a host of other features for each platform, the updates enable Apple Arcade. And since Apple Arcade is a service tied to your Apple account, if you subscribed to it on iPhone you can just jump in and download games for iPad and Apple TV now as well. That will be a boon to games that seemed promising but a little cramped on the iPhone screen like Overland or Shinsekai: Into the Depths.

The updates include another feature helpful for gamers: controller support. You can use your DualShock 4 or Xbox One bluetooth controllers across all of Apple’s devices running the latest firmware. That feature was enabled for the iOS 13 update for iPhone that came alongside Apple Arcade as well, but it’s probably a little easier to play with a full-sized controller on a bigger screen.

Apple Arcade is a $5 per month service for access to roughly 100 games, including some mobile exclusives. If you need some recommendations on where to start, check out some of our favorite games so far. If you’re an Android user, Google recently launched a competing service called the Google Play Pass that boasts 350 games and apps for a similar price.




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