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Backbone App

Your new gaming destination

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Unlock the full Backbone app experience with a Backbone+ Membership*.
*Free trial included with every Backbone One purchase

Play any game, anywhere

From mobile-native iOS games to next-gen console exclusives streamed from the cloud, choose from thousands of titles across supported platforms.
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SteamStadiaNVIDIA GeForce NowAmazon Luna
Already own a console or a PC? Jump back in from anywhere with direct support for Remote Play & Steam Link.

Exclusive perks

Backbone+ Members receive free trials, exclusive perks, and in-game loot with new additions all the time.
Get 1 month free of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with Backbone ($15 value).
*New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers only. Form of payment required; cancel anytime. For full details, please see xbox.com/gamepass.
Get 3 months free of Discord Nitro with Backbone+ ($30 value)
*New Discord Nitro subscribers only. Form of payment required; cancel anytime. For full details, please see discord.com/terms.
Get 1 month free of Stadia Pro with Backbone ($10 value).
*New Google Stadia Pro users only. Form of payment required; cancel anytime. For full details, please see stadia.google.com/tos.
Free in-game items and other Backbone exclusive perks.
*New Backbone+ members only. Form of payment required; cancel anytime. For full details, please see playbackbone.com/terms.

Squad up

Voice chat and multiplayer lobbies makes playing with friends or strangers seamless across games.
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Capture, edit, share

With features like flashback recording, clip editing, and more, never miss a moment.
  • 🎥Press the Capture button to record, edit, and share gameplay
  • ⚙️Machine-learning powered highlights editing
  • 💾Unlimited cloud storage
  • Last 15 seconds recording and bookmark support
  • 📺1080p 60fps recording on iOS 15

Play on any screen

Use your Backbone One controller with any USB-C device, including iPad, Mac, and PC.
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Get notified when it’s game time

See when your friends on Backbone start playing so you can join them.
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Discover what’s new

View in-game highlights from the community and discover the next big thing.
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Stream To Twitch or Youtube

Go live in one tap, and share your skills with the world.
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Gaming Mode with iOS

Automatically turn on iOS Gaming Mode to silence notifications when you connect your Backbone One controller.
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In case you missed anything
How much does the Backbone App cost?
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The Backbone App is free to download and allows you to manage your controller with lifetime free firmware updates, joystick calibration, and button re-mapping.

Additional in-app features are unlocked with a Backbone+ membership. A free trial of Backbone+ is included with every purchase of a Backbone One from an authorized retailer.

After that, a Backbone+ membership subscription will renew annually at the then current price which varies by region. Cancel anytime.

Current prices by country can be found here.

Do I need the Backbone One to use the Backbone App?
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The Backbone App is an extension of the Backbone One experience. To unlock the feature-rich software experience, a Backbone One is required to start exploring the app.

Is the app available on iOS and Android?
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At the moment, the Backbone App is only available on iOS. We hear the demand for an Android version and will give updates via email regarding any future announcements.

Go here to join the waitlist and be the first to hear what’s coming from Backbone.

Is there an age requirement to use the Backbone App?
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Due to the social features within the Backbone App experience, players must be at least 13 years of age to access the app. Keep in mind that the Backbone One can be used on thousands of controller-compatible games without the app.

Do I need to own a PC, Xbox, or PlayStation?
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Nope! Backbone One unlocks a world of possibilities for all types of gameplay experiences. The Apple App Store offers hundreds of great controller-compatible games to dive into. There are various cloud and remote play options available for players to access console and PC games without needing to own either. Check out the Platforms page to learn more about your options, including Xbox Cloud Gaming, Stadia, and GeForce Now.