The Backbone App is free to use! However, with your purchase of Backbone, you will receive a free trial of our Backbone+ Membership. Let's break it down: 

Backbone App - a free app with features like controller firmware updates and joystick calibration, and button remapping.  We recommend you download this free app in order to keep your Backbone One controller firmware updated.

Backbone+ Membership - a premium subscription inside the Backbone app to manage all your games in one place, 20+ features unlocked, exclusive perks, personalized game recommendations, streaming directly to twitch, and more. A Backbone+ subscription is NOT required to play games with your Backbone One controller.

NOTE:  The Backbone One controller can still be used to play all of your favorite games and services on our website here without downloading the Backbone app or having a Backbone+ Membership. 


New players will automatically receive a free trial of Backbone+ included with their purchase of Backbone One. After that trial, Backbone+ will renew automatically at the price listed in-app.

Backbone+ gives players access to:

  • Over $50 USD of perks & in-game rewards.
  • All of your games in one place with 20+ app features unlocked.
  • Exclusive perks, like a free trial for Discord Nitro.
  • Streaming directly to Twitch.
  • Play your favorite games on iPad, Mac, and PC with your Backbone One

Pricing and availability may vary by region. Backbone terms apply.

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