Apple expands App Store subscriptions to games

Big Fish Games has announced a cloud game streaming service for the iPad after securing Apple's approval to use App Store subscriptions for videogames.

Bloomberg reports that the Seattle-based casual gaming company will offer users instant access to its library of games from iPad for $4.99 a month, rising to $6.99 next year when more games are added.

There will also be a free membership option, supported by adverts and with access limited to half an hour a day. An Android version is also planned for release early next year.

Big Fish founder Paul Thelen said: "This is the first time the technology has matched the business model. It took longer than usual to be approved. [Apple] needed to be convinced there's a reason to charge customers every month."